Events and Activities

VIRTUAL EVENT
Virtual Experience
$15 member, $20 nonmember

 

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.  Great for families and kids 6 and up!  

*Access to your Science Smarts trivia video begins the day you purchase and expires 9/1/22.*

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Poster thumbnail image for The Continuance of Indigenous Lifeways and Bird Conservation
Tuesday, Sept. 13
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
$15 Museum, Audubon and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies 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 and with promotional support from Audubon Rockies and Denver Audubon.
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Adults
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Wednesday, Aug. 31
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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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Aug. 31
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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Thursday, Aug. 18 
7 p.m.
Gates Planetarium
$12 member, $15 nonmember
Fly to the pyramids at Giza as you experience an immersive trip to Egypt. Gates Planetarium's 360-degree imagery will transport you to the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, and more. Erin Baxter, curator of anthropology, and Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, will be your guides on this incredible journey through Egypt.
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VIRTUAL EVENT

Wednesday, Aug. 10

7 p.m.

Virtual Event

Free

 

Watch the film “Teachings of the Tree People” before the Aug. 10 virtual discussion. The film is available on-demand Aug. 8, 12 p.m.-Aug. 11, 12 p.m. View the film here

“Teachings of the Tree People”, from Director Katie Jennings, is a beautifully produced tribute to the life and work of Skokomish elder Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay), a nationally prominent cultural leader and teacher who brought his talents home to lead a cultural renaissance in the Pacific Northwest. The film chronicles his youth, his young adulthood in Berkeley, Vietnam and New York City; and his adult years on the Skokomish Reservation in Shelton, Washington. A passionate student of the traditional Skokomish culture, Miller became the bearer of the language, oral history, art, and spirituality of the tuwaduq (Twana) and Southern Coast Salish peoples. (IslandWood Productions, 2005, 58 min.) Distributed by New Day Films. 

Please join us for a discussion with the film’s Co-Producer Tracy Rector, moderated by Jeanne Rubin, the Film Festival Director at the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management.  

Presented in partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission.

 

          

 

 

 

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Seniors
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Wednesday, Aug. 24
7-10 p.m.
$40 member, $50 nonmember
Ages 21+

Come learn about ancient ales and ancient Egypt at this 21+ event! Ticket includes admission to the temporary exhibition “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs.” This extraordinary exhibition transports you thousands of years to the distant past to explore ancient Egyptian culture and the land of pharaohs. Travis Rupp, Beer archaeologist and University of Colorado Boulder lecturer, will speak about the way ancient Egyptians brewed beer. After hours, explore the Museum’s permanent exhibit “Egyptian Mummies,” sip a beer from the cash bar and build your own pyramid! Light appetizers included.

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Wednesday, Aug. 17
5-9 p.m.
FREE
Reservations recommended

Join us on Wednesday, August 17th for SCFD Free Night! Special guests from Denver’s own We Don’t Waste and Denver Urban Gardens will present food and gardening themed activities! Explore "Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs,” get lost in "Mazes & Brain Games," or check out a show from the Planetarium. 

¡Acompáñanos el miércoles 17 de agusto a una Noche Gratuita! Como parte de nuestras actividades gratuitas de SCFD. Invitados especiales de organizaciones locales sin fines de lucro de Denver, We Don't Waste y Denver Urban Gardens. Explora "Egipto: la era de los faraones", piérdete en "Laberintos y rompecabezas", ve un espectáculo el Planetario.

 

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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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2022 Registration: SOLD OUT
Scholarship Registration: SOLD OUT

We will continue to post updates on summer camp 2022 on our landing page as they become available. Click Learn More to be directed to the landing page for summer camps.

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.

 *Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.

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Children
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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.

"Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs" will be closed for Evening Hours on Feb. 25.

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Monday, August 29
6–9 p.m.
Adults 21+ Only

You're invited to a FREE night out at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science featuring organizations from the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District! Enjoy the Museum and learn how SCFD organizations can serve you and your students over free food and a cash bar. Plus ones welcomed!

Due to limited capacity for this event, we ask that you bring only 1 guest.

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Don't miss the Museum Shop Garage Sale exclusively at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Friday, July 29. The sale will include scratch and dent items, last chance items, and more! Bring your own bag and a bargain-hunting eye.
In-store only. No other discounts apply.
MEMBERS-ONLY
Museum members can shop early! Just show your Member mobile app or card to get in at 8 a.m. Plus, from 8-9 a.m., stop by and grab the breakfast special at T-Rex Café for $8. Choose between:
  • Egg sandwich (bacon egg & cheese or green chili, egg & cheese)
  • French toast sticks with whipped mascarpone cheese & crushed berries for dipping
Questions? Email [email protected]
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