All guests are required to have a timed ticket for entry into the Museum. A separate, timed ticket is also required for all guests for: IMAX, Planetarium, temporary exhibitions, Discovery Zone (free), and Space Odyssey (free, reopening Nov. 13).
Black holes. Dinosaur fossils. Sparkling gems. Let your imagination run wild in our unforgettable exhibitions.
A separate dated and timed ticket required for BOTH "Discovery Zone" AND General Admission. Please add BOTH to your cart.
Great news! The Discovery Zone reopens Sept. 28, featuring new ways for your kids to safely have fun! The exhibit will have limited capacity and intermittent closures for cleanings.
A team of Egyptologists and other specialists from around the country collaborated with Michele Koons, curator of archaeology, to find out how today’s leading technologies could shed more light on the lives and deaths of two female mummies on display in the Egyptian Mummies gallery.
The results are in! Findings from CT scans, radiocarbon dating, isotope analysis, and other tests show that the mummies’ distinctions are less likely based on their economic status, as previously thought, and more on when they lived during the history of Egyptian mummification.
The Genetics Lab, located inside Expedition Health ®, is where Museum scientists, community scientists, students, and collaborators conduct original research across the spectrum of life. Because the lab is visible to the public, Museum guests can observe daily activities that occur in a modern genetics laboratory—pipetting liquids, extracting and quantifying DNA, performing PCR experiments, running gel electrophoresis, analyzing data, writing grants and papers, and collaborating.
Grab your hard hat! In Coors Gems and Minerals Hall, follow the mine shaft into a Mexican silver mine, where a cavern glistens with milky white gypsum crystals and stalactites. Then enter Colorado's own Sweet Home Mine to discover a six-foot wall of beautiful red rhodochrosite crystals.
Colorado was founded on mining, so you'll see more local finds, like Tom's Baby, an eight-pound nugget of crystallized gold unearthed in Breckenridge in 1887.
You'll also be dazzled by the largest known pocket of aquamarine ever discovered, from Colorado's own Mount Antero, and a giant Brazilian topaz once owned by artist Salvador Dali. The hall is packed with hundreds of specimens from around the world. Hands-on activities and videos help young explorers learn about mineral characteristics and how minerals form.
See the only collection of the remarkable Vasily Konovalenko gem sculptures on public display outside of Moscow.Vasily Konovalenko (koh-noh-vuh-len-koh) was born in 1929 in Petrivka, Ukraine (just north of the Black Sea). After earning a degree in art and architecture, he became a stage designer for the Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. He worked on productions of Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, and other classic operas and ballets. In 1957, while working at the Mariinka Theatre in St. Petersburg, Konovalenko produced sets for the ballet Stone Flower, in which the protagonist is a stonecutter. Konovalenko's gem carvings for the ballet earned rave reviews, and he became smitten with the art form.
Shelter. Food. Clothing. Tools. Experience the incredible diversity among Native American groups and the practicality and artistry of their everyday objects.We are all different, we are all the same is the thread running through this exhibition hall. Shelter, food, clothing, transportation, tools-all are basic human needs satisfied in different ways by different cultures. Among North America's native peoples, the rich diversity in traditional and modern lifeways reflects the distinctive regional influences of environment and materials.
As you travel through the various regions you can explore authentic reconstructed dwellings, including an Inuit snow house, a Northwest Coast clan house, a Navajo hogan, and a Cheyenne tipi. Along the way, examine beautifully crafted weavings, basketry, beadwork, and pottery. Stop to listen to stories and watch videos on the major cultural groups.
A journey through the eons allows you to trace the evolution of life on Earth, from single-celled organisms to lumbering dinosaurs to the inhabitants of today's world.Travel through time-starting 3.5 billion years ago. Your journey begins beneath ancient seas. Life diversifies as you move through the millennia, surrounded by fearsome fish and waving sea lilies. Soon you're out of the water and the air is filled with huge dragonflies. Foot-long centipedes crawl around you. Then the dinosaurs appear!
Plans are moving along to transform Space Odyssey into an all-new experience. We have closed the gallery for construction and are planning a grand reopening in mid-November 2020.
Animals big and small come to life in exquisitely detailed dioramas that transport you around the world.From Alaska to Argentina, Africa to Australia, more than 90 wildlife and habitat scenes illustrate our planet's amazing diversity. Like three-dimensional "postcards" from places near and far, they capture moments in time, showcasing the world's wondrous animals and the delicate ecosystems in which they live.
Opens August 13, 2020 for members
Opens August 14, 2020 for general public
Have you ever wondered to yourself what your dog is thinking? "Dogs! A Science Tail" is a fun, interactive glimpse into the world of our canine friends. The exhibition highlights the extraordinary ways dogs see, hear, and smell their surroundings and explores why humans and dogs are best friends.
Opens June 24, 2020 for members
Opens June 25, 2020 for general public
A separate dated and timed ticket required for BOTH "The Art of the Brick" AND General Admission. Please add BOTH to your cart.
Renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya has taken LEGO® bricks from beloved toys to artistic marvels. Sawaya’s original artworks and his reimagined versions of famous masterpieces from art and culture, such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and the Venus de Milo will wow guests. The experience also showcases a collection of LEGO-infused hyper-realistic photography from Sawaya’s innovative collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. From fan favorite Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from his chest, to a T. rex skeleton made out of 80,000 LEGO bricks, guests will be inspired by how the power of imagination and creativity can build endless possibilities.
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt by all of us in so many ways, the Museum and LEGO brick artist Nathan Sawaya are supporting our communities by offering "The Art of the Brick" free through Labor Day.
A newly discovered trove of remarkably preserved fossils, found at Corral Bluffs near Colorado Springs, has brought into sharp focus how Earth recovered after the devastating asteroid impact 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs. This discovery is a watershed scientific moment, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has created a brand-new bilingual exhibit to bring the discovery to life.
Opens March 12, 2021
Explore where, when, why, and perhaps most intriguing, how Stonehenge was built in "Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries".
Opens Feb. 11, 2021 for members
Opens Feb. 12, 2021 for general public
Step into the world of “SUE: The T. rex Experience" to uncover the mysteries about the life of this fearsome fossil. Get to know SUE at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. SUE can't wait to eat, er, meet you.
Opens October 8, 2020
Visually immersed through a head-mounted VR display, fliers are enveloped in a high-resolution virtual landscape charged with interactive zones and entertaining surprises.
Expedition Health ®
Gems and Minerals
Konovalenko: Gem Carvings of Russian Folk Life
North American Indian Cultures
"Dogs! A Science Tail"
The Art of the Brick
SUE: The T. rex Experience
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