Reopened and Re-energized 

We're excited to welcome you back! Satisfy your science curiosity in a safe environment. Learn more about all the precautions we’re taking in the pursuit of #CatalyzingUsForward. As we explore our new normal together and welcome staff, volunteers, and guests back into our physical spaces, we’re taking extra precautionsfrom physical distancing to increased disinfectingas we look forward to inspiring curiosity and imagination. We ask that you please respect the following rules to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all. 


COVID-19 Safety Measures + Updates

We are grateful for your support and want to ensure you are aware of changes we’re making, along with what we will be asking of our staff, volunteers, and guests in the coming months. Together, we can navigate the changes that help to keep each other safe and healthy. 

Your family’s safety is our top priority. Our promise to you is an unwavering commitment to safe spaces for all who visit the Museum, including:   

  • Following all public health orders regarding COVID-19.  
  • Creating specific cleaning roles and protocols to focus on disinfecting high touch areas.    
  • Using EPA approved list N disinfectant cleaners.  
  • Conducting regular hygiene assessments.  
  • Adopting new health and safety protocol for staff, including requiring face coverings, temperature checks, and increased teleworking.  
  • Adding hand sanitizer stations throughout the Museum.   
  • Placing handwashing reminder posters in all restrooms.  
  • Reduced overall visitation capacity by 80%.
  • Increased ventilation and air exchanges of fresh air throughout the building.
  • Installed Plexiglas shielding at high guest interaction points.
  • Installed Chip & Pin credit card machines at retail sales points.
  • Installed ground splats in appropriate areas to provide queuing for physical distancing.
  • Increased number of hand sanitizing stations.
  • Following all CDC, State and Local guidelines and requirements.
  • Requiring all guests, staff, and volunteers over the age of 3 inside the building to properly wear face coverings, unless they receive a medical exemption; all medical exemptions are identified with wrist bands.
  • Staff reminding guests not complying face covering requirements of the requirement.
  • Requiring timed ticketing for all guests to allow for controlled capacity and physical distancing.
  • Limiting capacity and monitoring capacity monitoring of popular galleries.
  • Maintaining an air filtration system that exceeds CDC requirements.
  • Promoting proper hand washing and hygiene throughout the building with signage.
  • Performing proper disinfecting throughout the building.
  • Operating T Rex Café with limited capacity, distanced seating, and disinfection between uses.
  • Conducting temperature and health screenings for all staff and volunteers when entering the Museum.
  • Encouraging telecommuting when the job allows and reducing onsite staff capacity by 50%.
  • Requiring sick employees and volunteers to stay home. 
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When You Visit the Museum

When you visit the Museum, you will also play a role in creating a safe place for everyone to enjoy. We are asking guests to take the following steps to help protect themselves and ensure the best possible experience for everyone:    

  • Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. Members are encouraged to obtain their free admission ticket online, too.  
  • By order of the City and County of Denver, all guests ages 3+ must wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical exemption, please let us know upon entry.
  • Wash your hands frequently.  
  • Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet from other groups.  
  • Stay home and enjoy a Museum visit another day if you are not feeling well. 
  • Entry times will take place every 20 minutes beginning at the top of each hour during operational hours, and admission lines will be marked for physical distancing purposes.   
  • Tickets will be emailed to you. Simply pull up your ticket(s) on your smartphone device upon arrival so that Museum staff can scan it upon entry. This method is strongly encouraged; however, you may bring a printed copy of your ticket.
  • Please bring your own water bottles for refills as our regular drinking fountains are turned off for your safety.
  • Prepackaged food and beverage options will be available for purchase from the second floor Coffee Lab and the TRex Cafe. Limited seating will be available, and guests are welcome to take their food outside the Museum to enjoy elsewhere, and return to the Museum if they desire.
Book Your Ticket


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday - Thursday)

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Fridays)

Off Peak Pricing- Purchase online to save $1 per ticket for entry before 10:00 am or after 2:00 pm.

Timed Ticket Entry

All guests, including members, must schedule a date and time for their visit in advance by securing a timed ticket online. This will allow us to manage the number of people in the Museum at one time and help ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone.

Reserve Your Ticket


Most of the Museum will be open for guests to enjoy with new safety precautions implemented with the exception of areas under construction. These exclusions include:  

Space Odyssey (closed for renovation and will reopen in November 2020) 

Discovery Zone 

Body Trek Theater inside Expedition Health 

Museum patrons are encouraged to touch and interact with the exhibits to their own comfort level.  
Click here for information about temporary exhibition The Art of the Brick.  

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What's Playing at IMAX

Phipps IMAX® Theater will reopen July 13, 2020! Tickets will be available for purchase beginning July 2, 2020. 


Floor Maps

Museum Map

Explore the Museum floor plan before you visit.

Access and Special Needs

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers many services to facilitate and enhance the Museum experience for all of our guests.

Learn More

Members of the Media

Contact Maura O’Neal
Email: [email protected]
Office: 303.370.6407
Cell: 303.507.6058

Visit our Press Room

Safe Spaces Policy

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science exists to be a catalyst and ignite our community’s passion for nature and science. In order to fulfill our mission and live out our values, we strive to provide a safe place for everyone to follow their curiosity and desire for discovery, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, and range of abilities.

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Strollers and non-motorized wheelchairs are available to check out at our information desk located on the first floor across from the gift shop. These items are first come first serve and cannot be reserved in advance. We do not have motorized carts available to rent.

Yes, we allow services animals in the Museum, which is defined as animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Pets and emotional support animals are not considered service animals and will not be allowed.

No, we do not have birthday party packages, but we can rent you a room in the Museum through our Catering & Events Department. We can also offer first come, first served seating in T-Rex Cafe and our other dining areas if you’d like to bring a cake or snacks, however open flames and balloons are not permitted. Tickets are priced as marked, but groups of 10 or more would be eligible for group rates.

Yes! Your best bet is to reach out to one of our research departments with your question. You can find all their contact information here.

Our lockers are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19

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