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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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SOLD OUT

Thursday, Mar. 10
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.

Per the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment, masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up. 


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
This event has been rescheduled for Feb. 10.
Thursday, Feb.10
7 p.m
Virtual Event
$5 member, $10 nonmember
The Museum is teaming up with Alicia "Bruce" Trujillo for conversation and music with local guitar greats. Trujillo is a well-known member of Denver's music scene with a mission to uplift and amplify voices of those who are currently underrepresented, with a focus on independent and locally made music and art. She currently works as the Concert Director at Swallow Hill Music, hosts weekends on Colorado Public Radio's new music service, Indie 102.3, and is Executive Director and Host for Colorful Colorado Collaborations.
On Feb. 10, explore the inspirations and motivations of Colorado musician Anna Morsett of The Still Tide. This virtual event will be broadcast live from the "Guitar" exhibition. 
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VIRTUAL EVENT

Wednesday, Feb. 9

7 p.m.

Virtual Event 

Free

The guitar is arguably the world’s most popular instrument, the instrument that “rocked the world.” But do you know about the sound that rocked Hawai’i, and then influenced musical genres around the world? Join us for an evening with Alan Akaka as he takes us on a musical tour of Hawai’i’s most iconic sound: Hawaiian steel guitar. View a few short films about the history of the steel guitar, and then Akaka, a renowned Hawaiian steel guitarist and educator, will lead a discussion about the history, science, culture and influence of Hawaiian steel guitar. Among his many accomplishments, Akaka teamed up with Asher Guitar to produce his modern day Signature Model 8-String Hawaiian steel guitar. With a little encouragement, we think we can get him to strum a bit.

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

 

          

 

 

 

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Feb. 23
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, Mar. 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
Thursday, Feb. 3
7 p.m
Virtual Event
$5 member, $10 nonmember
The Museum is teaming up with Alicia "Bruce" Trujillo for conversation and music with local guitar greats. Trujillo is a well-known member of Denver's music scene with a mission to uplift and amplify voices of those who are currently underrepresented, with a focus on independent and locally made music and art. She currently works as the Concert Director at Swallow Hill Music, hosts weekends on Colorado Public Radio's new music service, Indie 102.3, and is Executive Director and Host for Colorful Colorado Collaborations.
 On Feb. 3, explore the inspirations and motivations of Colorado musician Stevie Gunter of Waiting Room and TuLips. This virtual event will be broadcast live from the "Guitar" exhibition.
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VIRTUAL EVENT
Thursday, Mar. 3
7 p.m
Virtual Event
$5 member, $10 nonmember
The Museum is teaming up with Alicia "Bruce" Trujillo for conversation and music with local guitar greats. Trujillo is a well-known member of Denver's music scene with a mission to uplift and amplify voices of those who are currently underrepresented, with a focus on independent and locally made music and art. She currently works as the Concert Director at Swallow Hill Music, hosts weekends on Colorado Public Radio's new music service, Indie 102.3, and is Executive Director and Host for Colorful Colorado Collaborations.
On Mar. 3, explore the inspirations and motivations of Colorado musician Jen Korte of LadyGang, Jen Korte & The Loss and more. This virtual event will be broadcast live from the "Guitar" exhibition.
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VIRTUAL EVENT
Thursday, Apr. 14
7 p.m
Virtual Event
$5 member, $10 nonmember
The Museum is teaming up with Alicia "Bruce" Trujillo for conversation and music with local guitar greats. Trujillo is a well-known member of Denver's music scene with a mission to uplift and amplify voices of those who are currently underrepresented, with a focus on independent and locally made music and art. She currently works as the Concert Director at Swallow Hill Music, hosts weekends on Colorado Public Radio's new music service, Indie 102.3, and is Executive Director and Host for Colorful Colorado Collaborations.
On Apr. 14, explore the inspirations and motivations of Colorado musician Felix Fast4ward. This virtual event will be broadcast live from the Gates Planetarium
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The in-person event is sold out. Register for the virtual event here.
This event has be rescheduled for Feb. 10. 
Thursday, Feb. 10
7 p.m.
In-person Event
$20 member, $25 nonmember
By order of the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment, everyone ages 2 and up are required to wear a mask in the Museum, regardless of vaccination status.
The Museum is teaming up with Alicia "Bruce" Trujillo for conversation and music with local guitar greats. Trujillo is a well-known member of Denver's music scene with a mission to uplift and amplify voices of those who are currently underrepresented, with a focus on independent and locally made music and art. She currently works as the Concert Director at Swallow Hill Music, hosts weekends on Colorado Public Radio's new music service, Indie 102.3, and is Executive Director and Host for Colorful Colorado Collaborations.
On Feb. 10, explore the inspirations and motivations of Colorado musician Anna Morsett of The Still Tide. This limited capacity in-person event will take place in the "Guitar" exhibition. 
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Thursday, Feb. 3
7 p.m
In-person Event
$20 member, $25 nonmember
The Museum is teaming up with Alicia "Bruce" Trujillo for conversation and music with local guitar greats. Trujillo is a well-known member of Denver's music scene with a mission to uplift and amplify voices of those who are currently underrepresented, with a focus on independent and locally made music and art. She currently works as the Concert Director at Swallow Hill Music, hosts weekends on Colorado Public Radio's new music service, Indie 102.3, and is Executive Director and Host for Colorful Colorado Collaborations.
 On Feb. 3, explore the inspirations and motivations of Colorado musician Stevie Gunter of Waiting Room and TuLips. This limited capacity in-person event will take place in the "Guitar" exhibition.
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SOLD OUT

Thursday, Mar. 3
7 p.m
In-person Event
$20 member, $25 nonmember
The Museum is teaming up with Alicia "Bruce" Trujillo for conversation and music with local guitar greats. Trujillo is a well-known member of Denver's music scene with a mission to uplift and amplify voices of those who are currently underrepresented, with a focus on independent and locally made music and art. She currently works as the Concert Director at Swallow Hill Music, hosts weekends on Colorado Public Radio's new music service, Indie 102.3, and is Executive Director and Host for Colorful Colorado Collaborations.
On Mar. 3, explore the inspirations and motivations of Colorado musician Jen Korte of LadyGang, Jen Korte & The Loss and more. This limited capacity in-person event will take place in the "Guitar" exhibition.
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Thursday, Apr. 14
7 p.m
In-person Event
$20 member, $25 nonmember
The Museum is teaming up with Alicia "Bruce" Trujillo for conversation and music with local guitar greats. Trujillo is a well-known member of Denver's music scene with a mission to uplift and amplify voices of those who are currently underrepresented, with a focus on independent and locally made music and art. She currently works as the Concert Director at Swallow Hill Music, hosts weekends on Colorado Public Radio's new music service, Indie 102.3, and is Executive Director and Host for Colorful Colorado Collaborations.
On Apr. 14, explore the inspirations and motivations of Colorado musician Felix Fast4ward. This limited capacity in-person event will take place in the Gates Planetarium
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Monday, February 14

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting Home School Day! Admission is free, and you can purchase add-on experiences to your visit. Add-on experiences includes one of our theater spaces, Phipps IMAX Theater or the Gates Planetarium. Your theater ticket will let you choose which theater and showing works best for you during your visit!

Museum tickets will have assigned entrance times and are limited within each entrance time.

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2022 Registration opening this week!
Scholarship Registrations open Wednesday, Jan. 26 @ 9 a.m. by phone
Summer Camps for Sale are 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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Thursday, Feb. 24
9:50 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Timed ticket required. $7.50 adult, $6 senior/youth

See it before it opens to the public! Join us for an exclusive, members-only preview of "Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs" on Feb. 24.

“Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” transports you 5,000 years into the past to explore the myths and realities of ancient Egyptian culture and the land of pharaohs.

You’ll experience the spheres of everyday life in one of the most storied and enduring civilizations in human history—the private, public and secret spaces—through hundreds of artifacts, stunning artwork and engaging interactives for insights into our own, modern culture.

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

This exhibition has been produced as a joint venture between Lokschuppen Rosenheim, the University of Aberdeen Museums, the Roemer-und-Pelizaeus Museums Hildesheim and MuseumsPartner Austria, and is presented in Denver by Chevron. 

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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:

  • Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28
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Wednesday, Feb. 23*
6–9 p.m.

In-person Event

Bring a guest and enjoy a free evening at the Museum planned just for you! Educators, it has been a year, and we are here to celebrate you! Take a night off at the Museum with free admission for you and a guest. See an IMAX movie, travel through space in Gates Planetarium, and take a peek at our collections during this night of exclusive access to the Museum designed especially for you!  

Cash bar, light appetizers. Adults only event.

*This event has been rescheduled from Jan. 19.

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Sunday, January 23rd
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Join us for SCFD Free Day on Sunday, Jan.23. Guitar Day! Join us for guitar themed science activities in the Morgridge Family Exploration Center & Color Your Own Rock & Roll Poster in the South East Atrium from 10am-3pm.

Science activities will be in the Morgridge Family atrium near Discovery Zone on the south end of the building.

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

Enjoy our temporary exhibit "GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World" for free along with the "Discovery Zone" and other permanent exhibitions.

The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the district's boundaries. The SCFD collects a one-tenth of 1 percent sales-and-use tax (or one penny on every $10 spent), providing approximately $40 million each year to area cultural attractions both small and large.

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