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Wednesday, Jan. 27
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
Free

Go “behind the stories” with space scientists as they use the best images and animation available to help understand new developments in our solar system and beyond.

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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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Wednesday, Feb. 24
7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event
FREE
Go “behind the stories” with space scientists as they use the best images and animation available to help understand new developments in our solar system and beyond.
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Wednesday, Feb. 3
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
Free Members, $8 nonmember
How did we get here? "A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life and You" tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world. From an extremely improbable asteroid impact, to the wild gyrations of the Ice Age, we are all here through an astonishing series of fortunate events. Author Sean B. Carroll will share insights from the book and live Q&A. Carroll is an award-winning scientist, writer, educator and film producer. He is vice president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Balo-Simon chair of biology at the University of Maryland.
Purchase the book from the Museum Shop.
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Tuesday, Jan. 26
7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event
Free members, $8 nonmembers
The humorous and poignant documentary "The Love Bugs" explores the love of nature and the nature of love--and what it means to completely devote oneself to both. Over the course of 60 years Charlie and Lois O'Brien traveled to more than 67 countries and quietly amassed the world’s largest private collection of insects.  In their twilight decade, the two renowned, married entomologists decide to give their collection away. 
Watch the film before the event on POV, then join curator of entomology Frank Krell, Nico Franz, Professor and Biocollections Director at Arizona State University, and special guest Lois O'Brien for a live event to explore the joy of studying bugs. 
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Thursday, Feb. 4
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, 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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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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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." We anticipate that "Space Odyssey" will be the most popular attraction this evening and ask for you understanding and patience should capacities limit access.
  • 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

SUE: The T.rex Experience exhibition, the Phipps IMAX Theater, the Gates Planetarium, and Discovery Zone will be CLOSED this evening so you can particularly 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% 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, February 11 • 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Tickets required
$8 adult member; $6 senior/youth member

See it before it opens to the public!

Step into the world of SUE: The T. rex Experience to uncover the mysteries about the life of this fearsome fossil.

Come between two titans with full-scale casts of SUE and T. rex’s nemesis, Triceratops. Experience a unique multimedia show transporting you to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE. Learn how the fossil was unearthed, and how scientists continue to make discoveries about SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered.

Use your senses to take in SUE’s world. Watch SUE tromp through the Late Cretaceous forest, feel the texture of dinosaur skin, and hear the subsonic rumble of a T. rex. See the fossils of animals, plants, and dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, and come face-to-face with a full-size, fleshed-out replication of a ferocious T. rex preying on the duck-billed herbivore, Edmontosaurus.

Get to know SUE in this immersive experience for visitors of all ages at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. SUE can't wait to eat, er, meet you.

SUE: The T.rex Experience was organized by the Field Museum and is part of the Griffin Dinosaur Experience, made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund.

No walk-up tickets will be available; event subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket only due to gallery capacity. Due to COVID-19 capacity limits, FLEX tickets may not be used for this event.

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Wednesday, February 17 • 6–9 p.m.
Timed ticket required. $8 adult, $6 senior/youth

Step into the world of SUE: The T. rex Experience to uncover the mysteries about the life of this fearsome fossil.

Come between two titans with full-scale casts of SUE and T. rex’s nemesis, Triceratops. Experience a unique multimedia show transporting you to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE. Learn how the fossil was unearthed, and how scientists continue to make discoveries about SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered.

Use your senses to take in SUE’s world. Watch SUE tromp through the Late Cretaceous forest, feel the texture of dinosaur skin, and hear the subsonic rumble of a T. rex. See the fossils of animals, plants, and dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, and come face-to-face with a full-size, fleshed-out replication of a ferocious T. rex battling the duck-billed herbivore, Edmontosaurus.

Get to know SUE in this immersive experience for visitors of all ages at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. SUE can't wait to eat, er, meet you.

SUE: The T. rex Experience was organized by the Field Museum and is part of the Griffin Dinosaur Experience, made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund.

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only SUE: The T. rex Experience exhibition will be open on Members Evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed. Due to COVID-19 capacity limits, FLEX tickets may not be used for this event.

All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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Tuesday, February 23 • 6–9 p.m.
Timed ticket required. $8 adult

Step into the world of SUE: The T. rex Experience to uncover the mysteries about the life of this fearsome fossil.

Come between two titans with full-scale casts of SUE and T. rex’s nemesis, Triceratops. Experience a unique multimedia show transporting you to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE. Learn how the fossil was unearthed, and how scientists continue to make discoveries about SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered.

Use your senses to take in SUE’s world. Watch SUE tromp through the Late Cretaceous forest, feel the texture of dinosaur skin, and hear the subsonic rumble of a T. rex. See the fossils of animals, plants, and dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, and come face-to-face with a full-size, fleshed-out replication of a ferocious T. rex battling the duck-billed herbivore, Edmontosaurus.

Get to know SUE in this immersive experience for visitors of all ages at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. SUE can't wait to eat, er, meet you.

SUE: The T. rex Experience was organized by the Field Museum and is part of the Griffin Dinosaur Experience, made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund.

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only SUE: The T. rex Experience exhibition will be open on Members Evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed. Due to COVID-19 capacity limits, FLEX tickets may not be used for this event.

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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.

 

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Monday, January 25, 2021
7–8 p.m.

Teachers, this virtual program is for you! From the comfort of your own home, join DMNS for an evening of fun, relaxation, and laughs only teachers can truly appreciate – done all because we appreciate you! And of course, guests from your own household are welcome!

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