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Believe us, you’ve never experienced the dome of Gates Planetarium quite like this! Viscerality is a live immersive full-dome performance designed by the artist Synthestruct, aka Ginger Leigh. The audio and generative visuals are controlled by sensor-enabled gloves. Each scene explores different methods of interaction and control, so that each show is unique and the audio and visuals are created in real-time. Synthestruct is an interactive and audiovisual designer who creates experiences inspired by her passion for science and expanding our sensory perceptions. She works with sensors and data to tap into real and imaginary worlds. Presented in collaboration with The John Madden Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts at the University of Denver.
Cash bar available.
Wednesday, July 317 p.m.Ricketson AuditoriumFree
Go "behind the stories" in space science using the best images and animation available to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. Please use the West Evening Entrance on the west side of the Museum.
The next 60 Minutes in Space will be Wednesday, August 28.
Take a trip to the moon with space scientists Dr. Steve Lee and Dr. Ka Chun Yu to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Using the full dome of Gates Planetarium, visit the sites where lunar landers have touched down. Look back through the history of lunar missions and look forward to moon missions to come.
Wednesday, August 146:30 - 9 p.m.Phipps TheaterFREE
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly indigenous film series. Please use the Evening entrance on the west side of the Museum.
La Selva Negra (The Modern Jungle), from co-directors Saul Kak (Zoque) and Charles Fairbanks, presents a portrait of a small Zoque village in Mexico beset by outside forces. The film documents the influences of capitalism, the allure of a pyramid-scheme-marketed nutritional supplement hyped as a medical miracle, and the impact of filmmaking on the community. In Zoque and Spanish with English subtitles. (Charles Fairbanks, 2018, 71 min.).
Film contains some adult language.
Open captioned. A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request for the film discussion - three business days’ notice requested. Contact [email protected]
Producer Charles Fairbanks will lead and audience discussion and Q&A following the screening.
Wednesday, August 287 p.m.Ricketson AuditoriumFree
The next 60 Minutes in Space will be on Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, July 186:30–9:30 p.m.Ages 21+ $13 member, $15 nonmemberCash bar
Thursday, August 156:30–9:30 p.m.Ages 21+ $13 member, $15 nonmemberCash bar
Gear up for a night of fun on two wheels. Cruise through the science of cycling, get some maintenance tips, and take a tricycle for a spin. Ride your bike to the Museum and get a prize.
Saturday–Monday, July 27–29$436 adult, $406 child (6–12 years)
Embark on a memorable weekend with astronomer Naomi Pequette as you revel in both earthbound scenery and the breathtaking skies above. Without the interference of city lights, learn about planets, constellations, and deep space.
Reservations and information: 720.283.0553 or CentennialCanoe.com
Wednesday–Sunday, August 7–11
$691 adult, $661 child (6–12 years)
With geologist Bob Raynolds as your guide, marvel at colorful sandstone walls hundreds of feet high and explore canyons and ancient rock art. Canoe down this epic stretch of river, hike and explore the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area with waterfalls and petroglyphs, and camp along the river’s edge.
Reservations and information:
Thursday, August 226:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.$27 member, $35 nonmemberAges 18+
Of particular interest during the fall is shorebird migration, which takes place a little earlier than songbird migration. “Run the playas” (actually, perennial ponds) of Morgan County, known as fine places to find shorebirds in late summer. Look for a variety of sandpipers, plovers, dowitchers, phalaropes, and stilts, along with a few passerines and raptors. Then drive to Jackson State Park for wild turkey, sparrows and warblers, gulls, great horned owl, and perhaps even a ring-necked pheasant. Five of Colorado’s six swallow species are common here, as well as belted kingfishers and snowy and great egrets. There may be abundant shorebird habitat, depending upon agricultural water needs from the reservoir, which may be full or drawn down to expose extensive mudflats. In years in which this occurs, Jackson Lake can be the best shorebirding site in Colorado.
Transportation is not included. Participants caravan from a meeting location. The meeting locations for bird walks vary with each outing, so please consult your reminder email for final information.
A summertime favorite is back! Various Museum scientists are joined by Vincent Piturro, professor of film and media studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver, to host screenings of famous sci-fi films and lead discussions to break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. Enjoy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with health scientist Nicole Garneau
Presented in partnership with the Denver Film Society.
Student tickets must be purchased in-person at the Sie Film Center or at the event.
A summertime favorite is back! Various Museum scientists are joined by Vincent Piturro, professor of film and media studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver, to host screenings of famous sci-fi films and lead discussions to break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. Enjoy Prospect with space scientist Steve Lee.
A summertime favorite is back! Various Museum scientists are joined by Vincent Piturro, professor of film and media studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver, to host screenings of famous sci-fi films and lead discussions to break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. Enjoy Jurassic Park with paleontologist Joe Sertich.
A summertime favorite is back! Various Museum scientists are joined by Vincent Piturro, professor of film and media studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver, to host screenings of famous sci-fi films and lead discussions to break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. Enjoy Get Out with Dr. Ella Maria Ray, Metropolitan State University.
June 3–August 9
Make their summer incredible at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Online enrollment for our hugely popular summer camp program begins soon!
The Discovery Zone is bursting with activity, which can be overwhelming for some children. By limiting attendance and by turning down some of the ambient noise, we are excited to offer an enjoyable low-sensory morning for children with disabilities to play with their families. This event is free, but registration is required.
Tuesday, August 67 p.m.Join us for an exclusive members-only showing of Apollo 11: First Steps Edition, a new IMAX 2D film commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing.
Phipps IMAX Theater
Tickets required: $7 adult member, $6 senior member, $6 child/junior member (ages 3–18) Concessions will be available for purchase. Please enter through the IMAX night entrance on the east side of the building.Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating will begin at 6:45 p.m. See you at the movies!
Sunday, August 119 a.m.–5 p.m.
Enjoy these special discounts just for you!
*Extra 10% discount does not apply to DVDs, CDs, and books. Special offers are valid in person only and must be used on May 19, 2019.
Wednesday, July 176-9 p.m.
You are invited to an exclusive Open House JUST FOR MEMBERS. During this free evening for the whole family, enjoy fun space activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moonwalk.
Advance reservations are required!This event is free for those covered on your membership.
Reservations have closed for the optional prepurchased dinner.
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.**Limited seating for dinner, which will be served until 8 p.m. No walk-up tickets will be available.
Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m.Friday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m.Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.
Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.**NO SHOWING JULY 4**Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m.Saturday, July 6 at and 7:30 p.m.Thursday, July 11Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.Saturday, July 13 at and 7:30 p.m.Thursday, July 18Friday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.Saturday, July 20 at and 7:30 p.m.
The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
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