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Pricing and Discounts

We are currently selling tickets for Museum Admission, "Space Odyssey", IMAX, Planetarium and "Sue: The T. rex Experience". 

When You Visit the Museum

When you visit the Museum, you will 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:

  • The City & County of Denver has a face covering order in place for all indoor public spaces. The Museum is in compliance with this order. All guests ages 3 and older are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth. Guests who cannot medically tolerate correctly wearing a face covering will be asked to return to the Museum when the face covering order is lifted. All employees will wear face coverings.    
  • 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. 
See All COVID-19 Safety Measures

Timed Tickets Required

Guests and Members are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. All guests, regardless of age, 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, "Space Odyssey" and temporary exhibitions. 

  • 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.

Museum Pricing

General Admission

  • Adult
    Peak:$19.95
    Online
    Off-Peak:
    $18.95
  • Youth
    (3-18)
    Peak:$14.95
    Online
    Off-Peak:
    $13.95
  • Senior
    (65+)
    Peak:$16.95
    Online
    Off-Peak:
    $15.95
  • Under 3
    Peak:FREE
    Online
    Off-Peak:
    FREE

Planetarium

  • $5.00
  • $4.00
  • $4.00
  • FREE

IMAX

  • $7.00
  • $6.00
  • $6.00
  • FREE

Special Exhibit

  • $9.00
  • $7.00
  • $7.00
  • FREE

Member Pricing

General Admission

  • Adult
    FREE
    Online:FREE
  • Youth (3-18)
    FREE
    Online:FREE
  • Senior (65+)
    FREE
    Online:FREE
  • Under 3
    FREE
    Online:FREE

Planetarium

  • $5.00
  • $4.00
  • $4.00
  • FREE

IMAX

  • $7.00
  • $6.00
  • $6.00
  • FREE

Special Exhibit

  • $8.00
  • $6.00
  • $6.00
  • FREE

Group Pricing

For Group Planners

Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers a 10% discount to groups of 10 or more nonmembers with advanced reservations. Enjoy special itineraries and lunch options; we will work to accommodate your group’s needs!

2021 SCFD Free Days

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.

Satisfy your science curiosity in a safe environment during our SCFD Free Days. The Museum is currently operating under limited capacity for all guests as we follow local and state guidelines. We encourage you to check back before every free day for the latest recommendations, and reserve your tickets in advance. 

Museum Admission is free on the dates listed below.

  • Monday, January 4- Free Day
  • Sunday, January 24- Free Day
  • Monday, February 8- Free Day, Darwin Day
  • Sunday, February 28- Free Day
  • Sunday, April 25- Free Day, Dia Del Nino
  • Sunday, May 23- Free Day, Space Day
  • Wednesday, June 30- Free Night
  • Wednesday, August 11- Free Night
  • Wednesday, September 1- Free Night
  • Monday, September 20- Free Day
  • Monday, October 4- Free Day, Out at the Museum: LGBTQ Community Day
  • Monday, December 6- Free Day

Other Significant DMNS Free Dates:
Saturday, November 6-Night at the Museums



El Scientific & Cultural Facilities District es un distrito especial aprobado por el electorado, que abarca siete condados de la zona metropolitana de Denver. SCFD es una fuente estable de fondos suplementarios para más de 300 organizaciones científicas y culturales dentro de los límites del distrito. Mediante la recaudación de un décimo del 1 por ciento de los impuestos a las ventas/usos (un centavo por cada $10), SCFD les proporciona alrededor de $40 millones anuales a las atracciones culturales de la zona, tanto grandes como pequeñas.

Satisface tu curiosidad científica en un espacio seguro durante los Días Gratuitos SCFD. Actualmente, el Museo está abierto con capacidad limitada para todos nuestros visitantes, mientras seguimos las ordenes de salud pública. Les pedimos que revisen esta página antes de cada Día Gratuito para obtener las recomendaciones más recientes, y reserven su boleto gratuito con hora asignada con anticipación.  

Available Discounts

Denver CityPASS

Save up to 38% on admission to Denver Museum of Nature & Science plus your choice of 2, 3 or 4 more top Denver attractions. Now with 30 days of validity it’s perfect for multiple day trips or vacations. 

*At the Museum, guests cannot use CityPASS to reserve tickets online. CityPASS can only be used when purchasing tickets onsite or by calling the Service Center at 303.370.6000.

Get the Denver CityPASS

College Students

Show a valid student ID and receive 10% off Museum admission, IMAX, Planetarium, or temporary exhibition tickets.

SNAP Recipients

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive $1 admission per person for up to 10 people when they show their EBT card.

This discount is only available onsite and cannot be used to purchase tickets through our online store. To utilize the SNAP discount, simply present your EBT card when you purchase tickets at the Museum.

MY Denver Card

All MY Denver Card holders receive free general admission in 2020 when they present their card on the following dates: June 1 to August 18, and December 1 to 31.

Military

As of October 1, 2018 all who serve or have served in the U.S. military receive a $3 discount on general admission to the Museum and a 10% discount on Dual through Family Plus level memberships. Please present a valid military ID at the time of transaction. These offers are available onsite at the Museum only.  The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families have made the decision to cancel Blue Star Museums for this year out of respect and equitable support for the museum field.