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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Jul. 14
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
Free

Join us for a discussion with Daniel J. Glenn, AIA, NCARB, a nationally recognized Native American architect specializing in culturally responsive architecture and sustainable design that reflect his Crow tribal heritage. Two short films will be streamed during the event, an excerpt from "Aboriginal Architecture – Living Architecture," which profiles Glenn’s architectural designs and concepts at the Little Big Horn College at Crow Agency (Mushkeg Productions, 2005.); and "Puyallup Tribe of Indians – Place of Hidden Waters," featuring Glenn’s modern version of the longhouse that houses 20 families and elders and reflects the traditional culture of the Puyallup Tribe in both form and function (Adventure Pictures, 2013, 5 min.).

Following the films, join us for a live discussion with architect Daniel Glenn, moderated by Mervyn Tano, President of the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management. 

 

 

          

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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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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Nov. 17
7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 members, $10 nonmembers
From bustling cities and mountain peaks to a vast ancient sea, Colorado has seen dramatic changes in its landscape and climate. Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate, look back in time to the Cretaceous, explore what we see today, and ponder what changes may be on the horizon. How will recent challenges like access to water and devastating fires affect what Colorado looks like in the future?
Image credit NASA



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VIRTUAL EVENT
Tuesday, Jun. 22
7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Museum and Denver Film members, $10 nonmembers, Free for students

An annual favorite is back in virtual form! Museum space scientist Naomi Pequette and Vincent Piturro, professor of film and media studies at MSU of Denver, will lead a discussion of the sci-fi film "Independence Day" and break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. Presented in partnership with Denver Film.
Film screenings are not included this year. Watch the film before the event.
"Independence Day" is available to rent on Amazon Prime for a small fee.

Denver Film members and students are free with promotional code.

Please find the Zoom link in your email confirmation upon registering.

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Tuesday, Jul. 13
7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Museum and Denver Film members, $10 nonmembers, Free for students
An annual favorite is back in virtual form! Museum space scientist Ka Chun Yu and Vincent Piturro, professor of film and media studies at MSU of Denver, will lead a discussion of the sci-fi film "Metropolis" and break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. Presented in partnership with Denver Film.
Film screenings are not included this year. Watch "Metropolis" before the event on Denver Film's virtual platform.

Denver Film members and students are free with promotional code.

Please find the Zoom link in your email confirmation upon registering.

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Tuesday, Jul. 20
7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Museum and Denver Film members, $10 nonmembers, Free for students

An annual favorite is back in virtual form! Museum paleontologist and Vincent Piturro, professor of film and media studies at MSU of Denver, will lead a discussion of the sci-fi film "Jurassic Park" and break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. Presented in partnership with Denver Film.
Film screenings are not included this year. Watch the film before the event. "Jurassic Park" is available to rent on Amazon Prime for a small fee or HBO.

Denver Film members and students are free with promotional code.

Please find the Zoom link in your email confirmation upon registering.

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Virtual Experience
$15 member, $20 nonmember

 

Science Smarts trivia equals fun for the whole family! This recorded experience is our newest virtual product. Put your mind to the test with the trivia game Science Smarts! From paleontology to animals that live underground, you'll unearth some fantastic fun facts. Science Smarts: Dirt, Digs and Dinos includes access to our Vimeo site where you’ll unlock your Science Smarts video complete with three rounds of trivia. Share the link to the video with up to 10 friends or family. Play over a video call for a group experience or have fun playing solo. Keep your eyes peeled for the next installment of Science Smarts: All That Glitters! Great for families and kids 6 and up!  

*Access to your Science Smarts trivia video begins the day you purchase and expires 9/31/21.*

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Poster thumbnail image for Digital Earth: Our Warming Planet
Wednesday, Sep. 22
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Members, $10 nonmember
Examine the planet’s dynamic and diverse ecosystems. As our climate evolves, our landscapes are feeling the heat.  Plants and animals are sensing the stress—in some cases so much so that we can see it from space. Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate, tackle the many factors that contribute to climate change, how the results manifest on the Earth's surface, and opportunities for optimism.
Image courtesy NASA
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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Aug. 4
9 a.m.
Virtual Event
$5 member, $10 nonmember

Recent research is revolutionizing our understanding of Stonehenge, its builders and how and why they built the monument. Teams of researchers have brought the latest technology to bear, both in the field and in the laboratory, to address many of the questions that have mystified previous generations. Mike Parker Pearson, professor of British Later Prehistory at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, will look at some of the most intriguing discoveries including how the builders lived and where the stones came from, as well as exploring what Stonehenge might have been for. Pearson has been UK Archaeologist of the Year and is a Fellow of the British Academy. He has been directing research on Stonehenge since 2003.

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Poster thumbnail image for Digital Earth: The Earth as Art
Wednesday, Jul. 21
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Members, $10 nonmember
Nature creates intricate patterns and stunning designs. The forces of heat, water and air shape the earth in unexpected ways. Have you seen the Earth’s “belly button?” Can you imagine a place where desert dunes hit both rivers and the sea? View these masterpieces of natural phenomenon with Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate.
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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Jun. 30
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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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Aug. 25
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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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Jul. 28
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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Poster thumbnail image for Beetle Portraits: Form, Texture, and Iridescence

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
[6/1/2021 Update] 

We are excited to share that we have more opportunities for campers to experience science camps this summer. You can now register your camper for more than one week of camp!

Camp Registration is now open! 
Scholarship Registration is open by phone: See details for scholarships on our landing page or view our scholarship flyer here (English & Español). 

We will continue to post updates on summer camp 2021 on our landing page as they become available. Click Learn More to be directed to the landing page for summer camps.

 *Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Saturday and Sunday
June 26 & 27, 2021
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science is delighted to invite families to celebrate Pridefest 2021 outside on our Boettcher Plaza, June 26 & 27, 2021. Choose to attend one of these limited capacity, outdoor events from 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Noon - 1:30 PM, or 2:00 - 3:30 PM on Saturday or Sunday. Chase rainbow-colored bubbles, enjoy story time with drag queen readers, and discover other family-friendly experiences. Museum admission is not included; register for this free event to receive a code for 30% off your Museum admission for the day!
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