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Thursday, Nov. 18
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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VIRTUAL EVENT

Thursday, April 22

7 p.m.

Virtual Event

FREE

Climate change affects each and every one of us, from right here in Colorado to communities around the world. The need for collective action on this global challenge has never been more urgent. And yet, scientific facts and news reports alone are not always enough to persuade others. Humans engage with issues through other emotional and sensory means as well, and mediums such as theatre, comedy, film, and painting can be especially impactful. Climate change communicators can and should seek to engage these other ways of knowing, harnessing the power and interconnectedness of the arts to illuminate the importance of safeguarding our planet's health for future generations. 

Join us virtually on Earth Day at 7 p.m. MT for a special evening of climate conversation hosted by Denver7 Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson, featuring a diverse lineup of filmmakers, artists, performers, and more. This free public event is presented by the Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenver7, and the CU Boulder Center for Humanities and the Arts in collaboration with the Institute for Science & Policy and Inside the Greenhouse at the University of Colorado Boulder. The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. 

"The World's Littlest Book on Climate" by Mike Nelson, Pieter Tans, Michael Banks is available for purchase. Free shipping is included.

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Poster thumbnail image for Digital Earth: Oceans
Wednesday, May 19
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Members, $10 nonmember
Dive beneath the oceans, the least known part of our planet. Examine the geology of the ocean floors, and learn how they shape our world via plate tectonics. We’ll see the largest reefs and the smallest atolls, and discover how the changing climate is affecting them. Join Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate, on a tour of the mysterious deep.
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Wednesday, Apr. 28
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
FREE
Explore breaking space news with space scientists and hear the latest updates on missions exploring the solar system, rocket launches, cutting edge astronomy, and more.
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Poster thumbnail image for Digital Earth: The Earth as Art
Wednesday, July 21
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Members, $10 nonmember
Nature creates intricate patterns and stunning designs. The forces of heat, water and air shape the earth in unexpected ways. Have you seen the Earth’s “belly button?” Can you imagine a place where desert dunes hit both rivers and the sea? View these masterpieces of natural phenomenon with Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate.
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Poster thumbnail image for Beetle Portraits: Form, Texture, and Iridescence

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jul. 13-22

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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2021 Registration

[3/8/2020 Update] Due to COVID-19, we are unsure what 2021 camp group sizing will look like at this time.  

This past summer (2020), we were unable to accommodate nearly 600 registered campers and promised their families first chance to register for summer camp 2021. This promise, coupled with our current plan for reduced summer camp capacity, means we may not be able to open registration to more campers. While we hope we will be able to expand our camp capacity, there is no guarantee

We will post updates on summer camp 2021 here as they become available. 

*Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.

Priority Registration opens Tuesday, April 6 at 9 a.m.

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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 is open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and admission prices remain the same. As always, admission is free for our members. We look forward to kicking off the weekend with you.

On Friday, March 12, the last entry time for "SUE: The T. rex Experience" will be at 3:50 p.m.

 

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