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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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Wednesday, Mar. 31
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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Wednesday, Mar. 10

7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event

FREE

Watch the film before the event from March 5–12 on Vimeo. Link will be posted on March 5.

Join us for a live discussion of the film "Blood Memory." "Blood Memory," from Director Drew Nicholas, deftly intertwines the personal stories of adoption survivors with the historical backdrop of the Indian Child Welfare Act, and contemporary legal and policy issues. 

Panelists:

Chrissi Ross Nimmo, Esq., Cherokee Nation citizen, is the Deputy Attorney General for Cherokee Nation.

Brett Lee Shelton, Esq., is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and also has Itazipco Lakota and Cheyenne ancestors. Shelton is the Staff Attorney at the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). 

Mervyn L. Tano, Esq. is the president of the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management. 


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

 

          

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Wednesday, Mar. 24
7 p.m.
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$5 Members, $10 nonmember
Travel the world and gaze down on great structures from past and present. From Stonehenge to the Burj Khalifa, see how landscapes have been transformed by their human inhabitants and how they appear today. What’s easy to spot? What’s hard to see? Can you really see the Great Wall of China from space? Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate, will be your guides to human engineering marvels. 
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Wednesday, Apr. 7
7 p.m
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$5 member, $10 nonmember
In 2016, as the Museum prepared to update its Egyptian Hall, staff scientists decided to reexamine two ancient Egyptian mummies and three coffins. A trip to Children’s Hospital Colorado for CT scans was just part of a journey to uncover information about the unknown women wrapped in ancient linens. From new translations and analysis of coffin construction and wood to radiocarbon dating, find out what the latest science brought to light. Michele Koons, curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod, postdoctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia, will share the most exciting findings detailed in their new book “The Egyptian Mummies and Coffins of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science."
“The Egyptian Mummies and Coffins of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science" is available for purchase from the Museum Shop.
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Thursday, Apr. 1
7 p.m
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$5 member, $10 nonmember
Jingmai O'Connor, associate curator of fossil reptiles at the Field Museum, will transport you to the Cretaceous and into the world of SUE, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered. You will learn that life isn't easy, even if you're a "tyrant king." SUE has been the source of many scientific discoveries about T. rex biology including evidence of numerous injuries and infections. Learn about the tough life of SUE the T. rex and find out how this specimen found a home at the Field Museum where it continues to be one of the most recognized fossils across the world.
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Wednesday, Apr. 28
7 p.m.
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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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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

[12/11/2020 Update]
 Looking for Summer Camp and registration information? Denver Museum of Nature & Science is reviewing camp capacity based on public health guidelines. At this point, we are unsure what will be permitted during the summer of 2021, and are cautiously planning on the same restrictions that we had in place during 2020. The includes limiting camps to no more than 10 children per group.

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

 

*Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic

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UPDATE: 

Looking for Spring Break Camps? Denver Museum of Nature & Science is not offering camps during spring break 2021. We invite you to visit us in person during your spring break and join us for Girls & ScienceLog on, plug in, and be inspired by women in science through virtual clubhouses, live Q & A chats, and hands-on activity kits! Click the link below to learn more.

 

*Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.

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We’re moving online for 2021!

Log on, plug in and be inspired by women in science through virtual clubhouses, live Q&A chats and hands-on activity kits!

Where: Engage with us virtually at www.dmns.org/girlsandscience

When: March 2021, live and on-demand virtual programs available all month long! Register Now!

What: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and CBS4 are excited to host the seventh annual Girls & Science event. Explore the many diverse opportunities a future career in science, technology, engineering, arts and math can bring. Girls (and boys!) and their families will connect and engage with women mentors in STEAM careers through virtual engagement and presentations and hands-on activities anyone can do from home.  Ignite your passion for science!

See full schedule, details, and how to get activity kits at www.dmns.org/girlsandscience

Follow the fun at #girlsandscience
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¡Evento virtual en 2021!

Conéctate y déjate inspirar por las mujeres en la ciencia. Habrá clubes virtuales, sesiones de preguntas en vivo y paquetes con actividades prácticas.

¿Dónde?: Participa en forma virtual en www.dmns.org/girlsandscience

¿Cuándo?: Marzo de 2021; los programas virtuales en vivo y grabados estarán disponibles todo el mes. ¡Regístrate ahora!

¿Qué?: El Denver Museum of Nature & Science y CBS4 presentan el séptimo evento anual “Girls & Science”. Explora las diversas y numerosas oportunidades que brindan las carreras en ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería, arte y matemáticas. Las niñas (¡y también los niños!) y sus familias podrán conocer e interactuar con mujeres que son mentoras de carreras en STEAM mediante una plataforma virtual con presentaciones y actividades prácticas que todos pueden hacer desde su hogar. ¡Despierta tu pasión por la ciencia!

Para ver la programación completa, los detalles y las instrucciones para obtener los paquetes con actividades, visita www.dmns.org/girlsandscience

Sigue la diversión en #girlsandscience

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Wednesday, Mar. 3
6-9 p.m.

As a new member of the Museum, you are invited to join us for this exclusive members only evening! This event is free for those covered on your membership. 

  • Enjoy the best view in Denver from the Anschutz Family Sky Terrace (weather permitting).
  • Visit the newly renovated “Space Odyssey." While many will want to blast off on an out of the world adventure, we have limited capacity in the exhibition to ensure the health, safety and enjoyment of guests. We appreciate your understanding should you experience a brief wait before being able to enter.
  • Explore your favorite exhibits throughout the Museum.
  • Coors Gems and Minerals Hall
  • Prehistoric Journey
  • Expedition Health
  • Wildlife Halls
  • Egyptian Mummies
  • North American Indian Cultures
  • After the Asteroid: Earth's Comeback Story
  • Museum Gift Shop – enjoy an additional 10 percent discount on select items*
    SUE: The T.rex Experience exhibition, the Phipps IMAX Theater, the Gates Planetarium, and Discovery Zone will be CLOSED this evening so you can enjoy the Museum’s own unique experiences and permanent exhibitions featuring your Museum's collections.

Advance reservations are required and entry is by timed ticket only.

This event is free for those covered on your membership.

Please bring your print-at-home ticket, membership card or eCard, and photo ID for admission to the event.

*Extra 10 percent discount does not apply to DVDs, CDs, and books.

We know you have questions about what to expect when you come back to your Museum as your family’s safety is our top priority. Our promise to you is an unwavering commitment to safe spaces for all who visit the Museum. And, when you visit the Museum, you will also play a role in creating a safe place for everyone to enjoy. Accordingly, please click here to review how to prepare for your visit.

 

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Thursday, Mar. 11 • 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
See it before it opens to the public!
Timed ticket required. $8 adult, $6 senior/youth

Explore where, when, why, and perhaps most intriguing, how Stonehenge was built in "Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries."

After centuries of speculation, we are finally forming an understanding of Stonehenge thanks to archaeological excavations and advances in scientific techniques. Evidence from Stonehenge itself, along with remains from its surrounding landscape shed light on the people who constructed one of the most world’s most famous monuments.

The people who built the first Stonehenge 4,500–5,000 years ago were among Britain’s earliest farmers, living in the sacred Salisbury Plain. The Stonehenge that stands today was built an estimated 500 years later around 2500 BCE. While there are many known henges—or monuments—what makes this second iteration of Stonehenge unique is that most of its stones were brought from Wales, which lies 150 miles to the west.

Traverse Stonehenge’s story – one of change and evolution – through hundreds of artifacts and modern science. Immerse yourself in the science and the spirit of place that is Stonehenge!

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only the Stonehenge exhibition will be open during member evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed.

 

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Tuesday, April 6 • 6–9 p.m.
Timed ticket required. $8 adult, $6 senior/youth

Explore where, when, why, and perhaps most intriguing, how Stonehenge was built in "Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries."

After centuries of speculation, we are finally forming an understanding of Stonehenge thanks to archaeological excavations and advances in scientific techniques. Evidence from Stonehenge itself, along with remains from its surrounding landscape shed light on the people who constructed one of the most world’s most famous monuments.

The people who built the first Stonehenge 4,500–5,000 years ago were among Britain’s earliest farmers, living in the sacred Salisbury Plain. The Stonehenge that stands today was built an estimated 500 years later around 2500 BCE. While there are many known henges—or monuments—what makes this second iteration of Stonehenge unique is that most of its stones were brought from Wales, which lies 150 miles to the west.

Traverse Stonehenge’s story – one of change and evolution – through hundreds of artifacts and modern science. Immerse yourself in the science and the spirit of place that is Stonehenge!

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only the Stonehenge exhibition will be open during member evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed.

 

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Wednesday, April 14 • 6–9 p.m.
Timed ticket required. $8 adult, $6 senior/youth

Explore where, when, why, and perhaps most intriguing, how Stonehenge was built in "Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries."

After centuries of speculation, we are finally forming an understanding of Stonehenge thanks to archaeological excavations and advances in scientific techniques. Evidence from Stonehenge itself, along with remains from its surrounding landscape shed light on the people who constructed one of the most world’s most famous monuments.

The people who built the first Stonehenge 4,500–5,000 years ago were among Britain’s earliest farmers, living in the sacred Salisbury Plain. The Stonehenge that stands today was built an estimated 500 years later around 2500 BCE. While there are many known henges—or monuments—what makes this second iteration of Stonehenge unique is that most of its stones were brought from Wales, which lies 150 miles to the west.

Traverse Stonehenge’s story – one of change and evolution – through hundreds of artifacts and modern science. Immerse yourself in the science and the spirit of place that is Stonehenge!

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only the Stonehenge exhibition will be open during member evenings; 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.

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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