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VIRTUAL EVENT
Virtual Experience
$15 member, $20 nonmember

 

Put your mind to the test with the trivia game Science Smarts! From paleontology to animals that live underground, you'll unearth some fantastic fun facts. Science Smarts: Dirt, Digs and Dinos includes access to our Vimeo site where you’ll unlock your Science Smarts video complete with three rounds of trivia. Share the link to the video with up to 10 friends or family. Play over a video call for a group experience or have fun playing solo.  Great for families and kids 6 and up!  

*Access to your Science Smarts trivia video begins the day you purchase and expires 9/1/22.*

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Wednesday, Jun. 8

6:30 p.m.

Ricketson Auditorium

Free

 

The year is 2043. A military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are property of the State. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back. "Night Raiders" is a female-driven dystopian drama about resilience, courage and love.

 

Director Danis Goulet says, “I wanted to create an oppressive regime, but … every single element in the film was something that already had been imposed on Indigenous people. Speculative fiction exists as a warning . . . but the impulse for it to happen again is always there.”

 

Goulet has long had a focus on the way past, present and future all connect, the idea of a continuum, and countering the idea of Indigenous people only existing in the past. In "Night Raiders" she combines echoes of the past with subtle warnings about artificial intelligence – who controls technology and how is it deployed. In Cree and English with English subtitles. (Distributed in the U.S. by Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2021, 101 min.). Mature language and some scenes of violence.

 

Director Danis Goulet will Zoom in for a live discussion following the film screening.

Presented in partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission.

 

          

 

 

 

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Poster thumbnail image for The Language of Butterflies
Tuesday, June 7
7 p.m.
Phipps Theater
$15 member, $18 nonmember

New York Times bestselling author and science journalist Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures—the butterfly—shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives in her latest book "The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect." The Washington Post called it “glorious and exuberant.” What are their lives really like? Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year from Canada to Mexico. Other species have learned how to fool ants into taking care of the butterflies. Butterflies’ scales are inspiring researchers to create new life-saving technology. Williams will reveal the inner lives of these “flying flowers”—creatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for. A book sale & signing will follow the presentation.  

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Poster thumbnail image for The Continuance of Indigenous Lifeways and Bird Conservation
Tuesday, Sept. 13
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
$15 Museum, Audubon and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies member, $18 nonmember
Aimee Roberson is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and of Chickasaw descent. Roberson is a lifelong student of Earth’s wisdom, and currently serves as the Southwest Regional Director for American Bird Conservancy. Sharing compelling stories from her life, career and culture, Roberson addresses environmental, climate and human rights crises through the continuance of Indigenous lifeways and bird conservation. She is committed to reciprocity, community and environmental stewardship, and partners with people and all our relations to ensure that native grasses grow and rivers continue to flow. Roberson provides leadership to conservation partnerships with emphasis in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico — co-creating a vision; integrating cultural values and ecological knowledge with science for meaningful decision making; and implementing shared strategies for stewarding wildlife, water, and ecosystems. 
This event is presented in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and with promotional support from Audubon Rockies and Denver Audubon.
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Wednesday, Jun. 29 
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
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.
Please use the Main Entrance of the Museum. 

 

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Satisfy your science curiosity in a safe environment during our SCFD Free Days and Free Nights. Explore exhibitions, catch an IMAX show or see a special performance or activity.

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2022 Registration: SOLD OUT
Scholarship Registration: SOLD OUT

We will continue to post updates on summer camp 2022 on our landing page as they become available. Click Learn More to be directed to the landing page for summer camps.

Summer Day Camps get brains and bodies moving! Learn and play as we experiment, create, build, ask questions, and develop a knowledge of and passion for science. Our camps are led by experienced educators offering the best opportunity for fun and learning. For full day camps, children must be at least 5 years of age on or before their first day of camp.

 *Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D

Tuesday, June 21
7 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Experience the magic and awe of IMAX® at your Museum during this members only screening of Dinosaurs of Antarctica! This film follows a team of paleoecologists on a quest to understand Antarctica’s profound transformation from a warm and bio-diverse Mesozoic to the land of ice we know today.

Tickets required: $7 adult member, $6 senior member, $6 youth (ages 3–18)

  • Please enter through the IMAX night entrance on the east side of the building.
  • Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Please bring your member card for Museum entrance and your ticket to the IMAX film.
  • Concessions will be available for purchase.
  • All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

No walk-up tickets available; event subject to selling out. Only the Phipps IMAX Theater will be open during the event; the rest of the Museum will be closed.

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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.

"Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs" will be closed for Evening Hours on Feb. 25.

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