Events and Activities

Poster thumbnail image for The Continuance of Indigenous Lifeways and Bird Conservation
Thursday, Feb. 2
7 p.m.
Infinity Theater
$15 Museum, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies or Denver Audubon 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 with promotional support from Denver Audubon.
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Wednesday, Feb. 22
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
FREE
No reservations required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 West Evening Entrance of the Museum. 

 

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Wednesday, Mar. 29
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
FREE
No reservations required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 West Evening Entrance of the Museum. 

 

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Tuesday, Feb. 28

7:00pm

Infinity Theater

$15 Member: $18 Nonmember

Prepare to be awed by the immersive giant screen film “Serengeti: Journey to the Heart of Africa.” The Serengeti is home to most of Africa’s iconic animals and hosts one of the world’s greatest natural events — the annual wildebeest migration. Nature has orchestrated a perfect symphony in which every species has a very distinct role to play in a larger story — the balance of an entire ecosystem.

After the film, Chris Pague, senior conservation ecologist for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, will highlight Colorado’s unique grasslands and The Nature Conservancy’s Southern High Plains Initiative.

Presented in partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Colorado.

The Nature Conservancy

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

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Tuesday, February 7th 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting Home School Day! Admission is free, and you can purchase add-on experiences to your visit. Add-on experiences include one of our theater spaces, the Infinity Theater or the Gates Planetarium. Your theater ticket will let you choose which theater and showing works best for you during your visit!

Museum tickets will have assigned entrance times and are limited within each entrance time.

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2023 Registration: Sold Out
Scholarship registration access: Now Open, starting Wednesday, Jan. 25 @ 10 a.m.
         Scholarship Registration is open by phone, all others listed online.
         Scholarship spots are set aside ahead of time from general camp registration spots. 

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.

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Spring Break Camps
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., daily
Grades K–1, Grades 2–3, & Grades 4–5  
$305 member, $335 non-member

5-day Camps
Week 1: March 20 – 24
Week 2: March 27 – 31

Looking for something amazing for your kids to do during school breaks? At the Museum, your child will experience fun and wonder, see planetarium shows, and explore the marvels of our temporary exhibitions. Each day will be something new as we bring together our favorite camp themes and activities for 2023 spring break camps! Camps offered for grades K – 1, 2 – 3, and 4 – 5.

Online enrollment for Spring Break Camps is opening soon! Scholarship registration is by phone only, call Guest Services at 303.370.6000, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Be inspired by women in science!

Friday, March 3
5 – 9 p.m.
Free, registration strongly encouraged

Girls & Science is back with an in-person event on March 3 to kick-off a month of virtual programming and engagement. Connect with women mentors in STEAM careers to ask questions, get inspired, and explore the many diverse opportunities a future career in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math can bring! 

The ninth annual Girls & Science event is hosted by the Museum, CBS Colorado, and Girls Inc. of Metro Denver.

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Sensory Friendly Movie Night: Ocean Odyssey 2D
Thursday, Jan. 26  
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
$8 Member Adult, $6 Member Senior and Youth 
$10 Adult, $7 Senior and Youth

 

Dive into the new Infinity Theatre giant screen experience with a sensory friendly screening of Ocean Odyssey in 2D! Movie lighting will be increased and the sound reduced to create a comfortable experience, and guests are welcome to move around, clap, talk, and laugh during the film - and you may even bring your own packaged snacks!

 

About Ocean Odyssey 

Follow a three-month-old baby whale on a magical journey down one of the Earth’s great ocean highways to discover the incredible world of ocean currents. She will never know it, but as she swims with the flow of the current, her story becomes inexorably connected to our own. 

 

Cancellations

If you have questions about cancelling tickets for our sensory friendly event, please contact us at 303.370.6000, 9 to 5 or at [email protected].

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Sunday, Jan. 29

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum admission is FREE! 

Join us for SCFD Free Day on Monday, January 29. Enjoy all of our amazing galleries, including Space Odyssey and the Discovery Zone! Check out our current special exhibit, Unseen Oceans (included free!)

Special thanks to Children's Hospital Colorado for joining us for this SCFD Free Day! Visit folks from Children's Hospital Colorado in front of the Insects and Butterflies exhibit for a fun activity and to learn more about this wonderful organization! 

The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the district's boundaries. The SCFD collects a one-tenth of 1 percent sales-and-use tax (or one penny on every $10 spent), providing approximately $40 million each year to area cultural attractions both small and large. 

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18+ Members-Only Evening Hours: Unseen Oceans

Thursday, Feb.9
6 - 9 p.m.

FREE

Looking to experience "Unseen Oceans" in a quieter setting? Explore this stunning exhibition during our 18+ members-only evening hours on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Only "Unseen Oceans" will be open; the rest of the Museum will be closed. Timed tickets required.

“Unseen Oceans” is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org).

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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. and admission prices remain the same. As always, admission is free for our members. We look forward to kicking off the weekend with you.

The Museum will close at 5 p.m. and not host Friday Evening Hours on December 2, 9, 16, and 23. Friday Evening Hours will continue on Dec. 30.

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