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Thursday, May 20
7:45 p.m. (doors open at 7:15)
Phipps Theater
$39.50

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast hosts are here in Denver as part of their Extravaganza tour! You may have heard their award-winning science podcast, and perhaps you have read their best-selling book on critical thinking. Now watch them live on stage as they entertain and challenge your perception of reality. Joined by host and musician, George Hrab, the SGU crew will create a skeptical extravaganza of special significance!

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Thursday, December 3
7 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Free

 

Christian Cooper.  John Muir.  George Floyd.  What does race have to do with it? In the compelling book "Black Faces, White Spaces", Carolyn Finney explores why African Americans are so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism. Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the “great outdoors” and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces. As a National Parks Advisory Board member from 2010 to 2018 and a scholar-in-residence at the Franklin Environmental Center at Middlebury College, Finney is at the forefront of a movement to understand how people negotiate their relationship to the environment. During this evening of impactful discussion, Finney will address how art, science, and popular culture create frameworks for engagement among individuals, communities, and organizations to nurture healthy relationships between humans and the environment.

This program is presented in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies with promotional support from Denver Audubon and Audubon Rockies. 

 

 
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Saturday, Dec. 5
3 p.m.
Virtual Event
Free

 

How do you imagine the future? With a science educator and writer, Assétou Xango, as your guide, travel through your imagination to the unknown. Using the Fantasy Spaceship in the Museum's "Space Odyssey" exhibition as a virtual backdrop, explore science, fiction, and science fiction! Get the tools to start a short story and some fun writing exercises.

Assétou Xango was born and raised in Colorado. A poet and community activist, they have been performing poetry since 2009 and was featured on HBO's Brave New Voices in 2010. In 2017, they were featured in Westword's top 100 Creatives. Xango coaches workshops, is a two-time TEDxMileHigh Speaker and is the poet laureate of Aurora, Colorado.

 

Presented in partnership with Lighthouse Writer's Workshop Story Fest. Story Fest is a community festival with a focus on storytelling through literature, music, film, dance, visual, and performing arts.

 

Donations are appreciated and will be split between the Museum and Lighthouse Writer's Workshop.

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Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021
7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event
Free members, $8 nonmembers
Prepare for a trip to Himalayan glaciers, chilly fjords, and the frigid coast of Antarctica. Geologist Bob Raynolds and Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, will guide you through landscapes defined by snow and ice, which are also increasingly affected by rising global temperatures. Image credit NASA.



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Wednesday, Dec 9

7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event

FREE

In the short film “Run Red Walk” a red sheepdog’s search for his lost sheep takes him across the hills and hollows of the rez. After the film screening, award winning artist and filmmaker Melissa Henry, will discuss her motivation to create the film, the importance of language revitalization and positive role models. Henry will share stories about the process of working with her mom’s sheep-herding dogs, the challenges of filming an eye-level account of Red’s adventures, and some joyous moments screening the film for young students.

This program is presented in partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission.

This event is part of the 17th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival. For a complete Festival schedule, please visit www.iiirm.org. 

 

          

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Wednesday, Dec 2 
11 a.m.
Virtual Event
FREE

Explore humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife as scientists and conservationists from all over the world examine ways we can restore our planet. The three-part PBS series "The Age of Nature" documents the complex, interdependent connection between people and nature, and underscores that how we live with nature now will determine our future. Watch "The Age of Nature" before the event and then tune in for a live discussion with a panel of experts. Speakers include Bill Gardner, vice president of programming & development at PBS, Giulio Boccaletti, chief strategy officer & global ambassador of water at The Nature Conservancy, Taylor Hawes, Colorado River program director, and James Hagadorn, Tim & Kathryn Ryan curator of geology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science. 
This program is presented in partnership with The Nature Conservancy Colorado and Rocky Mountain PBS.

     

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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event

FREE

View “The Last American Indian on Earth”, a performance art piece by Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute), which documents what happens when an unsuspecting public is confronted with the flesh-and-blood version of a stereotype. This piece is a window into the funny, sarcastic, truthful, and even emotional journey of an artist using himself as an instrument of awareness. Artist and filmmaker Gregg Deal will discuss the film and his painting, “Defiant To Your Gods” currently on display at the Museum. 

This program is presented in partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission.

 

          

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SOLD OUT

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan. 12-21

6-9 p.m.

$225 member, $255 nonmember 

 

Beetles comprise the largest group of animals on Earth, and new species are discovered on a daily basis. Marjorie Leggitt, an award-winning science artist, will guide you through the process of illustrating an anatomically accurate, textural beetle in vivid color. You choose the medium, watercolor or colored pencil. This all-levels workshop begins with an overview by Dr. Frank Krell, curator of entomology. Learn about the fascinating order of Coleoptera, a beetle’s anatomy and lifecycle, and the diverse roles of beetles as tormentor or benefactor. Select a beetle to illustrate from the Museum’s vast teaching collection. Follow Leggitt as she defines the steps to producing an accurate pencil drawing and shows you how to mimic texture intricacy and develop color luminescence. You’ll end up with a beautiful beetle portrait to take home and frame. During the first session, materials will be provided by the Museum and additional materials for students to bring will be discussed.

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.    

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UPDATE: 

Looking for Thanksgiving and Winter Break camps? Denver Museum of Nature & Science is not offering camps during Thanksgiving or Winter Break. We invite you to Watch, Do and Teach with us from home or visit us in person and check out the newly, re-imagined "Space Odyssey" Exhibition, open now! Click the link below to learn more.

 

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Wednesday, Dec. 16
5 p.m.

Facebook Live and YouTube Live

Free

 

Get the family together for some cool winter science!  Experiment with ice and learn the amazing ways animals adapt to chilly weather. 

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Miércoles, 16 de dic.
4 p.m.

Facebook Live and YouTube Live

Gratituo 

 

¡Reúne a tu familia para disfrutar de una divertida y fría ciencia invernal! Experimenta con hielo y aprende la sorprendente manera en que los animales se adaptan al clima frío. 

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Museum open until 9 on most Fridays

Can't make it to the Museum during the day? Come for an evening visit during Friday Evening Hours! The Museum will be open until 9 p.m. on Fridays until October 30. Admission prices remain the same and, as always, admission is free for our members. Explore the wonder of "The Art of the Brick" and discover the dynamic relationship between dog and man in our newest temporary exhibition "Dogs! A Science Tail", opening August 14. We look forward to kicking off the weekend with you.

Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online where they will receive a special $1 discount per ticket. Members are encouraged to obtain their free admission ticket online, too.  

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