It’s no secret that Denver has a lot going on, and the options can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for something that appeals to just about everyone, then consider visiting the Denver Museum of Nature and Science! Exciting exhibitions, a planetarium, IMAX theater and much more are in store for visitors. If you’re wondering whether or not you should visit, the answer is yes, and we’ll show you why it’s one of the best museums in Denver.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science: What to Do and See
Founded over a century ago in 1900, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is the city’s premier display of everything from cutting edge technology to natural history. The museum building is an enormous, modern display of architecture and design. Below we’ve listed a sample of the most exciting things to do and see.
What do robots, outer space and chocolate all have in common? They’re just a few of the exhibition subjects currently on display! “Robot Revolution” takes a look at the impact and role that our robotic companions have in society, from surgical droids to robots that can climb walls and play soccer! The exhibition is on display from now until August 7.
Explore the celestial bodies like never before at “Space Odyssey,” an exciting exhibition on permanent display. This guided exhibition features live performances, demonstrations and more, including telescopes that offer views of the night sky and our neighboring planets like you’ve never seen!
By far the tastiest focus of all the museum’s exhibits, “Chocolate: The Exhibition” takes a look at the history of everyone’s favorite treat (at it least it should be everyone’s favorite). From its South American roots and place in Aztec and Mayan cultures, to its widespread popularity and more, “Chocolate: The Exhibition” covers it all. This delicious display will be around until May 8.
Learn more about current and upcoming exhibitions at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on the Exhibitions page.
There are movies theaters and then there’s IMAX, the most visually and audibly stunning way to watch a film. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science IMAX theater is a cinematic segue into a world of education. Learn about the impact that airplanes have had on exploration and transportation in “Living In the Age of Airplanes” (narrated by Harrison Ford!), showing until May 26. “Robots 3D” is the perfect companion to “Robot Revolution,” and starting on May 27, the Robert Redford-narrated “National Parks Adventure 3D” will take you on unforgettable tour through our country’s national parks. Click here to learn more about the current and upcoming IMAX films.
You can read and research all you want about the universe, but you’ll be missing out if you don’t visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Planetarium! “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” will take into the frightening fantastic world of black holes and what we know about them. Children will love “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure,” a fun feature where Sesame Street characters explore the way that the world’s cultures view space. Other planetarium shows include “We Are Aliens,” “Destination Solar System,” and more. Ticket prices, current shows and more can be found here.
Both families and classrooms will enjoy the events and resources offered by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Family events including canoe trips covering archaeology and stargazing are offered, and teachers will love the amount of resources available! Field Trip Adventures, distance learning, scholarship funding and much more are provided by the museum. Click here to learn more!
The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Christmas Day, and is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205. Ticket prices, upcoming events and everything you need to know about the Denver Museum Nature and Science can be found on the museum’s website, dmns.org.
It’s easy to see why this is one of the best museums in Denver. Exciting exhibits, education, entertainment and more are all in store at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science!
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