visit

Events and Activities

Tuesday, September 24
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
$8 member, $10 nonmember

 

Former Museum director Alfred M. Bailey conducted fieldwork around the world during the mid-20th century. He shared his adventures during a popular film lecture series making armchair travel possible long before the internet. Bailey’s Fijian Album film was made before the first commercial flight to Fiji occurred in 1951, once again capturing a culture on film before it became known to the rest of the world. Although the original narration was lost, René O’Connell, the Museum’s image archivist, will share how a script was re-created using Bailey’s notes and field journals for a new voiceover by Dave Baysinger, who was the Museum’s videographer for over 40 years and knew Bailey well. After the film, Dr. Steve Nash, chair of the Anthropology Department, and Sarah Hagelin, associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver, will discuss the historical context of this film.

Please enter through the evening entrance on the west side of the Museum. 

 

Thanks to our partner Robert David of CinemaLab, who lovingly restored the film, and for his contributions to the writing, editing, and sound design of the final film.

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program.

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Wednesday, September 25
7 p.m.
Gates Planetarium
Free

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 Main Entrance on the North side of the Museum.

The next 60 Minutes in Space will be on Wednesday, October 30.

 

Read Full Description
Admission
Free
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Thursday, September 26
7:30 p.m. 
Morgridge Family Exploration Center
$12 member, $15 nonmember
Ages 18+
Cash Bar

 

Cheer on local scientists turned comedians as they attempt standup for the first time and wax hilarious about the unique nuances of their work. This one-of-a-kind comedy night for science fans will get you laughing with (and at!) some of the biggest brains in town. Please use the main entrance on the North side of the Museum.

 

This program is presented in partnership with Science Riot

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program
Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Tuesday, October 8
7 p.m.
Gates Planetarium
$8 member, $10 nonmember

 

Climb to the peaks of Everest and traverse the hottest desert with space science curator Dr. Ka Chun Yu and geologist Dr. Bob Raynolds. With immersive satellite images projected onto the full dome, you’ll be transported to some of Earth’s most extreme environments, no passports or specialized gear required. Please enter through the evening entrance on the west side of the Museum

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Wednesday, October 30
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
Free

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 on Wednesday, November 27

 

Read Full Description
Admission
Free
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Tuesday, October 15
7 p.m.
Wildlife Halls
$15 member, $18 nonmember
Ages 21+

 

Enjoy a live falcon demonstration in the Museum’s wildlife halls with Anne Price, curator at the Raptor Education Foundation in Colorado and an avid falconer since the age of sixteen. Price will feature her new publication The Raptors of North America: A Coloring Book of Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls, illustrated by Donald Malick. The book features sections on vultures, osprey, kites, harriers, eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons and their distinguishing characteristics with activities and coloring exercises and short essays describing each species. After the live demonstration, Museum Image Archivist Rene OConnell will detail Donald Malick’s time as a field artist for the Museum in Botswana and the Museum’s collection of Malick’s artwork. A reception with a display of Malick’s paintings and a chance to color in the Botswana Hall will follow the program.

Book sale and signing to follow.

Cash Bar Available 

Please enter using the evening entrance on the West side of the Museum. 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Tuesday, October 22
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
$12 Museum, Bird Conservancy, or Audubon member, $15 nonmember

 

Barn swallows are one of the most widely distributed vertebrates on Earth. With six different subspecies, these birds provide an exciting opportunity to study environmental adaptation, including the built environment of our own species. Dr. Rebecca Safran, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, will share insights from her group’s work on barn swallows along the Front Range and around the world. These investigations show how behaviors related to migratory and mate selection shape population boundaries, leading to more understanding of the origin and breakdown of biodiversity. Presented in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies with promotional support from Denver Audubon and Audubon Rockies.

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program

 

       

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Thursday, October 24
6 p.m.
$30 member, $35 nonmember
Ages 21+

Enjoy a unique concert and theater experience inside beautiful Botswana Hall! The evening will begin with a classical music concert of a piece by 18th-century composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a gifted virtuoso of African descent. Chevalier’s story and music will be accompanied by a special performance by Stephen Brackett of the Flobots. During intermission, explore wildlife halls and see African zoology specimens and cultural artifacts from the Museum’s collections.

The second part of the evening will feature a reading of a new unproduced stage musical by Brenton Weyi, an inaugural fellow in the Denver Center Playwrights’ Group. Along with a full cast and musical ensemble, Weyi will present Act I of My Country, My Country, based on the true story of Congolese independence. Weyi is also a TEDx organizer, storytelling Grandslam champion, and first-generation citizen. In partnership with Groupmuse, this “Massivemuse” event will explore how both human and natural history are constantly reshaped.

Cash Bar Available 

Guests will be seated on the floor for this experience. Seating will be provided for those with accessibility needs.

Presented in collaboration with

 

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Thursday, October 24
8 p.m.
$30 member, $35 nonmember
Ages 21+

Enjoy a unique concert and theater experience inside beautiful Botswana Hall! The evening will begin with a classical music concert of a piece by 18th-century composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a gifted virtuoso of African descent. Chevalier’s story and music will be accompanied by a special performance by Stephen Brackett of the Flobots. During intermission, explore wildlife halls and see African zoology specimens and cultural artifacts from the Museum’s collections.

The second part of the evening will feature a reading of a new unproduced stage musical by Brenton Weyi, an inaugural fellow in the Denver Center Playwrights’ Group. Along with a full cast and musical ensemble, Weyi will present Act I of My Country, My Country, based on the true story of Congolese independence. Weyi is also a TEDx organizer, storytelling Grandslam champion, and first-generation citizen. In partnership with Groupmuse, this “Massivemuse” event will explore how both human and natural history are constantly reshaped.

Cash Bar Available 

Guests will be seated on the floor for this experience. Seating will be provided for those with accessibility needs.

Presented in collaboration with

 

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Monday, November 4
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
$12 member, $15 nonmember

 

Most of us crave new experiences and sensations. Whether it’s our attraction to that new burger place or the latest gadget, newness tugs at us. But what about those who can’t seem to get enough? They jump out of planes, climb skyscrapers, and eat anything. They don’t have a death wish but seemingly a need for an adrenaline rush, no matter what. Join Dr. Ken Carter, author of the new book Buzz! Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies, as he explores the lifestyle, psychology, and neuroscience behind the high sensation–seeking personality. Carter is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University.

Please enter using the evening entrance on the west side of the Museum. 

Book sale and signing to follow.

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program
Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Wednesday, November 6
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
$12 member, $15 nonmember

 

Government-supported wolf eradication programs began in the United States as early as 1630 because the animals existence conflicted with the agricultural interests of an expanding nation. These efforts continued for years, until both gray and red wolves were nearly exterminated. Mike Phillips, director of the Turner Endangered Species Fund, led both the Red Wolf Recovery Program and the project to return gray wolves to the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Phillips will examine the past, present, and future of wolf recovery, particularly in western Colorado, which has become the keystone for these effort

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Tuesday, November 12
7 p.m.
Phipps IMAX Theater
$12 Museum or TNC member, $15 nonmember

 

Dive into the remarkable world of sea turtles during this special screening of Turtle Odyssey 3D. Follow Bunji the green sea turtle from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures, and has some wild encounters. After the film, Chris Pague, Senior Conservation Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), will discuss turtle ecology and TNC’s wildlife conservation efforts in Colorado. Coffee and dessert follow. Presented in partnership with TNC of Colorado.

Please enter using the main entrance on the North side of the Museum.

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Thursday, November 14
7:30 p.m. 
Morgridge Family Exploration Center
$12 member, $15 nonmember

 

Cheer on local scientists turned comedians as they attempt standup for the first time and wax hilarious about the unique nuances of their work. This one-of-a-kind comedy night for science fans will get you laughing with (and at!) some of the biggest brains in town. Ages 18+. Cash bar. 

 

This program is presented in partnership with Science Riot

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event. 
Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Wednesday, November 27
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
Free

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 will be on January 29, 2020

Read Full Description
Admission
Free
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Wednesday, December 11
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Phipps Theater

FREE

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 IMAX Entrance on the East Side of the Museum. 

The Fighting Cholitas, from director Mariam Jobrani, profiles the Cholitas that perform Lucha Libre in Bolivia. These bold, female wrestlers push the limits of their culture by performing the acrobatic maneuvers of Lucha Libre every Sunday in the traditional long skirts that characterize the cholitas. (Moto Films, LLC, 2006, 21 min.)  

4 Wheel War Pony. In this experimental film, skateboarder-turned-filmmaker Dustinn Craig shows us the world of White Mountain Apache skateboarders, and how the Apache culture of young men manifests itself within skateboard culture, resulting in a distinct blend of two cultures indigenous to the Americas.  (White Springs Creative, 2008, 10 min.).  

VANS Pass The Bucket Jeff Ament episode, Director Lukas Korver. Jeff Ament, bassist and co-founder of Pearl Jam, is paying it back.as activist, philanthropist, and skate park builder. From his humble beginnings in rural Montana, Jeff witnessed the tranquility of rural life and difficulties of growing up in extremely isolated areas. Remembering his roots and the self-confidence that skateboarding can inspire, Jeff is helping build an epic skate park on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. (An Über Content Production, 8 min.).

Skate Or Die REDBulletin.  Director Danny Lee. A profile of the Stronghold Society’s Live Life Movement, focusing on the skate park built on the Pine Ridge Reservation and its impact on Lakota youth. (2012, 10 min.).

Skateboarding In Pine Ridge, directed by Greg Hunt chronicles the skate park build at Pine Ridge, SD. Pine Ridge is largely reported in the media as an impoverished community with a drug and alcohol epidemic and teen suicide rates seven to ten times greater than the national average. When the Levi’s team visited the reservation, they saw a community transformed, a generation inspired, a group of people championing each other through their collective actions. (Levi’s Skateboarding, 17 min.).

Walt Pourier, Stronghold Society, will lead an audience discussion and Q&A following the films.

 

          

Read Full Description
Admission
Free
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Thursday, October 17
6:30–9:30 p.m.
Ages 21+ 
$13 member, $15 nonmember
Cash bar

Vampires, bats, and parasites galore! Beware of all things that bite during this night dedicated to creatures who feast on blood. Costumes encouraged.

Media Sponsor:

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.
Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Thursday, November 21
6:30–9:30 p.m.
Ages 21+ 
$13 member, $15 nonmember
Cash bar

Are we alone? The search is on for the Goldilocks planets, where conditions are not too cold and not too hot but just right to sustain life. Create an alien and explore the night sky through telescopes.

Media Sponsor:
               
All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.
Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 30 - October 9
6:30–8:30 p.m.
$110 member, $140 nonmember
 

Whether you love spiders or fear them, this class will spin you up in a web of wonder. Dr. Paula Cushing, curator of invertebrate zoology, shares the family ties between spiders and their closest relatives, weaving in facts about their biology, their importance in terrestrial environments, and their ecology and behavior. You will learn how to identify different families of spiders and will become certified to take part in the Colorado Spider Survey, a project for citizen scientists.

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program. 

 

Read Full Description

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 14-23
6–9 p.m.
$225 member, $255 nonmember
 

Join Marjorie Leggitt, an award-winning illustrator whose work you see in Prehistoric Journey, as she shares her artistic expertise and guides you through the process to develop a fully rendered graphite illustration of a fossilized prehistoric animal skull. Learn how to measure and scale cranial physiology, and use various pencils and blenders to develop values and suggest depth. This class for all levels includes a special presentation about skull anatomy by Dr. David Krause, curator of vertebrate paleontology. Supplies included.

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event

Read Full Description

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 28 - November 6
6:30–8:30 p.m.
$110 member, $140 nonmember

Why is our state graced with 14,000-foot peaks and the headwaters of so many rivers? What processes formed the high plains? Join geologist Dr. Bob Raynolds to dig into dynamic landscapes of Colorado and learn there are no random ridges, no mysterious valleys. Earth has a logical history, and here in Colorado we stand on the shoulders of many as we evaluate the texture of our terrain. The discussion will provide participants with the scientific insights and explanations for our splendid scenery.

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

Read Full Description

Mondays and Wednesdays, November 11-20
6:30–9:30 p.m.
$110 member, $140 nonmember

Rancho La Brea is one of the most unique and well-known paleontological sites in the world. Famous for its dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, bison, camels, and horses, the Pleistocene fauna preserved there have provided insights into animals and unique life-forms living and dying in an environment of heat, methane gas, and “tar.” Dr. Sue Ware, a Museum instructor who also has 18 years of experience as a researcher at Rancho La Brea, will explore the faunal history, miraculous preservation, and geology of this iconic site. Find out about the past, present, and future of the scientific research at La Brea, and some of the worldwide cadre of scientists associated with this site. The class will be lectures combined with a virtual and tactile lab experience 

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

Read Full Description

Thursday, October 17
7 a.m.- 5 p.m.
$27 member, $35 nonmember
Ages 18+

Barr Lake State Park has a wealth of birdlife at any season. With great habitat variety, Barr Lake is a good place to see birds of widely varying families. In the prairies are Western meadowlarks, Ring-necked pheasant and Northern Harrier cruising for small mammals. The riparian vegetation and cottonwood galleries around the lake host dozens of species of migrating warblers, vireos and flycatchers, while the lake itself is at times covered with waterfowl. If water levels have been drawn down for agricultural purposes, exposed mudflats can attract numerous species of shorebirds. Several species of gulls are present through the winter. Ducks, coots, grebes, cormorants and loons dot the lake surface.

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. 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program

Read Full Description
Designed For
Adults

Thursday, November 14
7 a.m.- 5 p.m.
$27 member, $35 nonmember
Ages 18+

As autumn winds down and hints of winter begin to appear across the landscape, the lakes and ponds of Boulder and nearby western Weld County become irresistible destinations for returning waterfowl, raptors and wintering songbirds. As we visit a variety of destinations and habitats, we should see a good mix of ducks, geese, grebes, cormorants and loons. A walk around the Walden/Sawhill Ponds complex can produce wintering sparrows, great horned owl, belted kingfisher, several species of woodpeckers, chickadees and the two Colorado wintering shorebirds, killdeer and Wilson’s snipe. Nearby Union Reservoir is bordered by marshes with blackbirds and prairies with meadowlarks and perhaps a horned lark or two. The reservoir typically abounds with western, pied-billed, horned and eared grebes, and usually common loons with possible Pacific or red-throated loons appearing on occasion. This region has some of the best late fall birding 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. 

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program

Read Full Description
Designed For
Adults
Wednesday, October 2
3 p.m.
$75 member, $100 nonmember

 

Enjoy a brisk autumn evening, brilliant fall colors, and the echo of bull elk bugling in the pines on historic Evans Ranch with research associate Ron Beane. The Museum has received exclusive permission to visit this private ranch and experience the sights and sounds of elk in full rut. Hike the wooded areas to a secluded location near the elk where, at sundown, you will sit back, relax, and listen for the eerie evening sounds of the Colorado wilderness.

Ages 12 and up are welcome.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Transportation from the Museum is included. 

 

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program.

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Saturday, November 9
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Grades 4-6 
$60 member, $70 nonmember 

Observe and perform dissections to find out how the human body functions. Dissect sheep hearts and lungs, eyes, brains, and frogs. Examine real bones, listen to your own heartbeat, and more!

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Children

Saturday, November 9
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Grades 2 & 3 
$60 member, $70 nonmember 

Observe and perform dissections to find out how the human body functions. Dissect sheep hearts, lungs, eyes, brains, and frogs. Examine real bones, listen to your own heartbeat, and more!

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Children

Fall Break and Winter Break Camps
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Grades K–1, Grades 2–3, & Grades 4–5


At the Museum, your child will spend school breaks experiencing fun and wonder, IMAX films and planetarium shows, and marvels of our exhibition.
School Break Camps are offered weekly November 25–27 and daily December 23, 26, 27, 30, January 2, and 3. 

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Children
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Friday, October 4
7:00 –9:00 p.m.
Grades 6-8 only
Free

Teens take over the Museum at this totally free, uniquely teen night. Check out frightening creatures, both dead and alive, fun activities, and freaky food. Costumes welcomed! Spots limited, reservations recommended.

 

Supported by:

Read Full Description
Admission
Free
Designed For
Teens
Monday, October 21
7:00 –9:00 p.m.
Grades 912 only
Free

Teens take over the Museum at this totally free, uniquely teen night. Check out frightening creatures, both dead and alive, fun activities, and freaky food. Costumes welcomed! Spots limited, reservations recommended.

 

Supported by:

Read Full Description
Admission
Free
Designed For
Teens

Monday, November 25
7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Grades 6–12
Free

This Thanksgiving break, take a night away from the family and head to the Museum for a free movie! Teens choose the movie by voting during the HallowTeen event in October.  

Teen Movie Night is a free choice event for teens, ages 13-18 and in High School. Teens must bring and carry with them a photo ID (school ID works well) during the program and list an emergency contact upon registration.

Teens may arrive and depart on their own at any time during the event. We rely on teens and their parents/guardians to plan for transportation to and from the Museum.  Parents, guardians and/or chaperones are welcome to stay in the café during the event.

This program is presented with the support of:

If you received a print at home ticket with your order, please print it out and bring it with you.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science exists to be a catalyst and ignite our community’s passion for nature and science. In order to fulfill our mission and live out our values, we strive to provide a safe place for everyone to follow their curiosity and desire for discovery. We ask that all teens respect each other and the Museum as they enjoy the night. The Museum reserves the right to refuse service to, or revoke access to anyone we determine is threatening this safe, inclusive environment. 

Read Full Description
Designed For
Teens

Friday-Saturday, October 25-26
6 p.m.–10 a.m.
Grades K–8 with adult
$65 adult member, $80 adult nonmember, $55 youth member, $70 youth nonmember

Spend a memorable night experiencing the magic of the Museum with your whole family! Check out the spooky science all around us and learn about the things that go BUMP in the night. Get all dressed up to go trick or treating in the Museum before finding your “resting place” in our world-famous diorama halls. If you make it through, enjoy a hot breakfast the next morning before heading home! Tickets for child and accompanying adult must be purchased together.

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Juniors (3-8)
Children
Families
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Pixar Family Workshop

Saturday, October 19
9 a.m.–11 a.m. or 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Grades 2-5 with Adult
Member: $20 adult, $15 youth • nonmember: $25 adult, $20 youth

Time to get animated with this weekend workshop to celebrate our newest temporary exhibit “The Science of Pixar.”  Enjoy family friendly activities, admission to the exhibition, and an opportunity to create your very own Pixar inspired creation. Tickets for child and accompanying adult must be purchased together.

Read Full Description
Designed For
Adults
Children
Families

Thursday, October 10 • 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Tickets required for all events: $9 adult, $7 senior/junior
See it before it opens to the public!

Participate in hands-on activities inspired by the science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts used at Pixar Animation Studios every day to bring their beloved films and characters to life. Each section focuses on a step in the filmmaking process, giving you and your family an unparalleled view of Pixar’s production pipeline. Enjoy more than 50 interactive elements, meet the production teams in video profiles, and come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E!

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only the The Science Behind Pixar exhibition will be open on Members Evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed.

The Science Behind Pixar was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios. © Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Read Full Description
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Captioned Videos

Wednesday, October 23 • 6–9 p.m.
Tickets required for all events: $9 adult, $7 senior/junior
An optional prepurchased dinner is available for an additional charge: $14 adult, junior, senior member; $9 child. Reservations are required.

Participate in hands-on activities inspired by the science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts used at Pixar Animation Studios every day to bring their beloved films and characters to life. Each section focuses on a step in the filmmaking process, giving you and your family an unparalleled view of Pixar’s production pipeline. Enjoy more than 50 interactive elements, meet the production teams in video profiles, and come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E!

Menu:
Gideon’s chicken (mushrooms, carrots, and a white wine sauce) 
Ratatouille 
Linguine Alfredo 
Green beans (garlic roasted with crispy onions)
Monster cupcakes
Bread rolls

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only The Science Behind Pixar exhibition will be open on Members Evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed.

The Science Behind Pixar was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios. © Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Captioned Videos

Tuesday, November 5 • 6–9 p.m.
$50 member, $60 nonmember
In addition to an adults-only evening in The Science Behind Pixar, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by dinner. Reservations are required.

Participate in hands-on activities inspired by the science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts used at Pixar Animation Studios every day to bring their beloved films and characters to life. Each section focuses on a step in the filmmaking process, giving you and your family an unparalleled view of Pixar’s production pipeline. Enjoy more than 50 interactive elements, meet the production teams in video profiles, and come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E!

Menu:

1st - Vegetable and white bean soup 

Entree - Halibut with crushed purple potatoes and with carrots & green beans

Dessert - Popcorn pannacotta with salt caramel sauce

Vegetarian or other dietary restriction? Please call Guest Services at 303.370.6306 to make your reservation - cannot be made online): 

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only the The Science Behind Pixar exhibition will be open on Members Evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed.

The Science Behind Pixar was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios. © Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Thursday, September 12 • 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
See it before it opens to the public!
Reservations are required.

Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits

Take an action-packed ride through the world of extreme sports! You and your friends and family will be put to the test as you jump, fly, dive, climb, and explore some of the riskiest activities in the world. Physical, multimedia, and creative challenges place you inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes and their passions, such as wingsuit flying, ice and rock climbing, parkour, and free diving. Amid exhilarating speeds, breathtaking heights, and profound depths, the stories of these passionate athletes will leave you inspired to push yourself to your own personal limit.

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

 

Read Full Description
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Captioned Videos

Tuesday, September 17 • 6–9 p.m.
An optional prepurchased dinner is available for an additional charge: $14 adult, junior, senior member; $9 child. Reservations are required.

Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits

Take an action-packed ride through the world of extreme sports! You and your friends and family will be put to the test as you jump, fly, dive, climb, and explore some of the riskiest activities in the world. Physical, multimedia, and creative challenges place you inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes and their passions, such as wingsuit flying, ice and rock climbing, parkour, and free diving. Amid exhilarating speeds, breathtaking heights, and profound depths, the stories of these passionate athletes will leave you inspired to push yourself to your own personal limit.

Menu:
Invigorating Kale Salad
Roasted Chicken
Whole Grain Pilaf
Seasonal Vegetables
Brownie

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

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Captioned Videos

Due to limited interest, we have cancelled this event. Thank you for your understanding. There are still tickets available for the Members-Only Evening on Tuesday, September 17.

If you already purchased tickets for this night, please call Guest Services at 303.370.6306 to request your refund.

Wednesday, September 25 • 6–9 p.m.
$50 member, $60 nonmember
In addition to an adults-only evening in Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by dinner. Reservations are required.

Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits

Take an action-packed ride through the world of extreme sports! You and your friends and family will be put to the test as you jump, fly, dive, climb, and explore some of the riskiest activities in the world. Physical, multimedia, and creative challenges place you inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes and their passions, such as wingsuit flying, ice and rock climbing, parkour, and free diving. Amid exhilarating speeds, breathtaking heights, and profound depths, the stories of these passionate athletes will leave you inspired to push yourself to your own personal limit.

 

Read Full Description
Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Tuesday, October 22
5:30–9 p.m. 

Why You Can’t Miss This Year’s #ScienceOnTap
• Experiment and explore at five unique Science Stations that celebrate STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
• Watch us BLOW SOME STEAM at the Explosion Demonstration Station!
• Enjoy our irresistible signature cocktail in a custom beaker*
• Experience dessert served on a superconductor.
• Chow down at local food trucks onsite.*
• Steam up the dance floor at the Eureka! Silent Disco.
• Make a difference in our community knowing that each Science on Tap ticket purchase allows 5 kids to enjoy the Museum for free.
*Sold separately

More information...

Read Full Description
Designed For
Adults
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

November 1, 2 & 3
9 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Kick-start your holiday shopping with us and enjoy special rewards all weekend long!

  • 25%* off select items in the main Museum Shop
  • 10% off gift memberships
  • 20% off in T-Rex Cafe
  • 50% off IMAX and Planetarium tickets

*Extra discount does not apply to DVDs, CDs, books, or the Pixar exhibition shop. Special rewards are valid in person only and must be used November 1, 2, or 3.

 

Read Full Description
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Sunday, September 29

City of Aurora Parks, Recreation, and Open Space
Humans aren’t the only ones who thrive in cities: animals large and small call Aurora and surrounding areas home. Use cool tools to check out some of the city’s smallest aquatic occupants.
Level 1, South Atrium, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife 
Our great state is known for rocky peaks, abundant sunshine, and amazing wildlife. See what creatures you might encounter as you explore Colorado.
Level 1, Southeast Atrium, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife 
Our great state is known for rocky peaks, abundant sunshine, and amazing wildlife. See what creatures you might encounter as you explore Colorado.
Level 1, Southeast Atrium, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and Generation Wild
Have you ever skipped rocks on a lake? Built a snowman? Made a crayon leaf rubbing? If not, there’s still time! Find new ways to connect with nature through crafts, activities, and more. 
Level 1, Southeast Atrium, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Colorado’s public lands are far more than mountains: our state is also home to gorgeous grasslands. Learn about animals that rule the prairies, and how Fish and Wildlife helps protect endangered species.
Level 1,  Leprino Family Atrium, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

U.S. Forest Service   
National forests are great places to hike and picnic, but these lands also produce important natural resources, like clean water. Join Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl to explore how we can preserve and conserve our forests.  
Level 1, South Atrium, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Free Face Painting
Get your face painted with a fun design!
Level 2, Leprino Family Atrium, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt Pick up a scavenger hunt and explore the Museum’s world-famous wildlife dioramas. Level 2, Bridge, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Mr. Bones Check out paleopuppeteer “Mr. Bones” and his life-size dinosaur puppets. Throughout the Museum, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

NOTE: PROGRAMMING SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Día gratis de la comunidad SCFD, domingo, 29 de Septiembre de 2019

Parques, Recreación y Espacios Abiertos de la Ciudad de Aurora
Los humanos no son los únicos seres que prosperan en las ciudades: animales grandes y pequeños llaman hogar a la ciudad de Aurora y sus alrededores. Usen herramientas geniales para ver a los ocupantes acuáticos más pequeños de la ciudad.
1.er piso, atrio del sur, de 10 a. m. a 4 p. m

Parques y Vida Silvestre de Colorado  
Nuestro gran estado es famoso por sus picos rocosos, sol abundante e increíble vida silvestre. Vean qué criaturas pueden encontrar al explorar Colorado.
1.er piso, atrio del sudeste, de 10 a. m. a 4 p. m.

Parques y Vida Silvestre de Colorado  
Nuestro gran estado es famoso por sus picos rocosos, sol abundante e increíble vida silvestre. Vean qué criaturas pueden encontrar al explorar Colorado.
1.er piso, atrio del sudeste, de 10 a. m. a 4 p. m

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) y Generation Wild
¿Alguna vez arrojaron piedras a un lago? ¿Hicieron un muñeco de nieve? ¿Crearon impresiones de hojas con crayones? Si no lo han hecho, ¡aun no es tarde! Encuentren nuevas formas de conectarse con la naturaleza a través de manualidades, actividades y mucho más.  

1.er piso, atrio del sudeste, de 10 a. m. a 4 p. m.

Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de EE. UU.
Las tierras públicas de Colorado incluyen mucho más que montañas. Nuestro estado también contiene praderas hermosas. Aprendan sobre los animales que reinan en las praderas y cómo el Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre protege las especies en peligro de extinción.
1.er piso, atrio de la familia Leprino, de 10 a. m. a 4 p. m.

Servicio Forestal de EE. UU.
Los bosques nacionales son lugares geniales para salir a caminar y disfrutar de picnics; sin embargo, estas tierras también producen recursos naturales importantes, como agua limpia. Exploren junto con Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl las formas en que podemos conservar y proteger nuestros bosques.  
1.er piso, atrio del sur, de 10 a. m. a 4 p. m.

Pintura para la cara gratisS
Disenos divertidos para el rostro!

Sr. Bones Ven a ver al paleotitiritero “Mr. Bones” y a sus títeres de dinosaurios de tamaño real. En todo el museo, de 9 a. m. a 5 p. m.

IMPORTANTE: LA PROGRAMACIÓN ESTÁ SUJETA A CAMBIO

Read Full Description
Admission
Free
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Back To Top