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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!

 

Events are subject to change based upon federal, state or local health guidance.  

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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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Poster thumbnail image for Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life
Monday, Dec. 6
7 p.m
Ricketson Auditorium
$12 member, $15 nonmember
In “Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life,” Simone Marchi explores the key role that collisions in space have played in the formation and evolution of the solar system, the development of planets and possibly even the origin of life on Earth. Analyzing the latest understanding of the surfaces of Mars and Venus, gleaned from recent space missions, Marchi presents the dramatic story of cosmic collisions and their legacies. On Earth these signs are more subtle, but still cataclysmic, such as the massive asteroid strike that likely sparked the demise of the dinosaurs and many other forms of life some 66 million years ago. Marchi will discuss his new book that includes a chapter focusing on Corral Bluffs, the site of a major fossil discovery by the Museum. A book sale and access to the “After the Asteroid” exhibition will follow the presentation.

Events are subject to change based upon federal, state or local health guidance.  All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Tuesday, Nov. 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, Oct. 27
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. Dr. Graham Lau, Blue Marble Space Institute, will be the guest presenter. 
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Thursday, Oct. 21
7 p.m
Ricketson Auditorium
$12 member, $15 nonmember
Join WorldDenver and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science as we explore Mars through the lens of the Al Amal (Hope) spacecraft orbiter, which reached the Red Planet on Feb. 9. The historic Mission to Mars was accomplished by an international collaboration between the University of Colorado Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) who assembled the craft and the United Arab Emirates' Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre. Live from the Ricketson Auditorium, we'll be joined by scientists and engineers from LASP and a spokesperson from the UAE to discuss their unique global partnership, while viewing incredible footage from the orbiter itself. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from the cash bar beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Our promise to you is an unwavering commitment to safe spaces for all who visit the Museum. We ask that all participants observe physical distancing and wear a face covering when not eating or drinking. Thank you.

Events are subject to change based upon federal, state or local health guidance.  All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

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Poster thumbnail image for DMNS Fall Break Camps

Fall Break Camps
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., daily
Grades K–1, Grades 2–3, & Grades 4–5
$160 member, $175 non-member

3-day Camps
November 22–24

Looking for something amazing for your kids to do during school breaks? At the Museum, your child will experience fun and wonder, see IMAX films and 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 2021 break camps! 

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

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Winter Break Camps
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., daily
Grades K–1, Grades 2–3, & Grades 4–5  
$210 member, $235 non-member

4-day Camps
Week 1: December 20 – 23
Week 2: December 28 – 31

Looking for something amazing for your kids to do during school breaks? At the Museum, your child will experience fun and wonder, see IMAX films and 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 2021 break camps! Camps offered for grades K – 1, 2 – 3, and 4 – 5.

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

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Poster thumbnail image for Members Only Preview Day

Thursday, Oct. 21
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Reservations required. See it before it opens to the public!

In “Survival of the Slowest” you’ll meet live animals such as a two-toed sloth, a green iguana, a chameleon and several other species that manage to thrive in a world where large, strong and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain.

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Wednesday, Oct. 27
6 - 9 p.m.

FREE

Reservations required. See it after hours!

Sometimes being slow has advantages. In “Survival of the Slowest” you’ll meet live animals such as a two-toed sloth, a green iguana, a chameleon and several other species that manage to thrive in a world where large, strong and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain. Explore dozens of habitats teeming with live plants and animals, and discover their counterintuitive adaptations and surprising strategies for survival.

An optional plated dinner is available for purchase with this event. Adult/Senior/Youth (11-18): $25; Children (3-10): $14. Separate timed tickets are required for BOTH dinner and exhibit entry; please make sure to select BOTH at checkout if interested (Exhibit Entry and Optional Dinner are listed as separate Member Events). Dinner reservation required by Oct. 15, 2021; purchase here.

Event subject to sell out due to exhibit capacity. 

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Wednesday, Nov. 3
6 - 9 p.m.

$50 Members; $60 Non-Members

Reservations required by Oct. 20. Ages 21+ Only. See it after hours!

Sometimes being slow has advantages. In “Survival of the Slowest” you’ll meet live animals such as a two-toed sloth, a green iguana, a chameleon and several other species that manage to thrive in a world where large, strong and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain. Explore dozens of habitats teeming with live plants and animals, and discover their counterintuitive adaptations and surprising strategies for survival. 

In addition to an adults-only evening in "Survival of the Slowest," you'll enjoy a cash bar followed by a plated dinner.

Event subject to sell out due to exhibit capacity.

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Nov. 5-7, 2021

Onsite at the Museum Shop and online at shop.dmns.org

No Museum general admission ticket needed

Get ahead of the holiday rush at the Member Exclusive Holiday Sale! Members will receive 25% off purchases, free gift wrapping services and free curbside pickup. On November 5, enjoy early bird shopping at 8:00 a.m. and a delicious breakfast of stuffed French toast with whipped cream and berry compote ($7.50). 

Use code MEMBERS25 to utilize discount online (valid only with current Museum memberships).

Questions? Email [email protected].

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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.

Because of private events, we are not open on the following Friday Evenings:

  • Dec. 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Jan. 7, 14
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Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
 
On Saturday, November 6, Denver's best museums are open late and admission is FREE between 5 and 10 p.m. The entire Museum will be open and admission is free. See the new Survival of the Slowest exhibition and don't miss playing with your kiddos in the "Discovery Zone" with no additional ticket required. Check out films on the big screen at 5:00 and 6:00, in the Planetarium at 4:45 and 5:30, or enjoy a Virtual Reality ride in space - paid ticket required for each activity. Limited food service and cash bar also available. Walk up tickets will also be available.
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