Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science:

Formerly known as the Natural History Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers educational fun for all ages. The Museum was founded in 1900 by Denver naturalist Edwin Carter. Today, the collection houses more than one million objects from around the world.

Permanent collections include the popular Expedition Health on level two, which allows visitors to measure their overall physical fitness.

The Egyptian Mummies on level three also contains two sarcophagi from 3,000 years ago. Dioramas feature animals from around the world, including wildlife found in Colorado and as far afield as Botswana, Africa.

In addition to exhibits, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science also has an IMAX 3D movie theater and the Gates Planetarium. The Discovery Zone is a play area designed for young children that encourages hands-on exploration.

Hours and Admission:

Hours for 2016:
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed on Christmas Day.

Admission for 2016:
General Museum admission: $14.95 adults, $9.95 children (ages 3-18) and $11.95 seniors (65+).
IMAX Theater tickets: $9.95 adults, $7.95 children and seniors.
Special exhibitions may require additional tickets, although prices vary by the exhibit.

Directions and Address:

Directions:
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is located in the heart of City Park.

From I-25, exit on Colorado Blvd. and head north on Colorado Blvd. until you see the museum on your left. Parking is free at surface lots or an underground parking lot.

Address:
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
303-370-6000

Other Important Info:

  • The Anschutz Family Sky Terrace features a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak. On a clear day, you can see 200 miles in the distance.
  • The museum offers dedicated visitors the opportunity for a slumber party with family camp-ins for children in grades 1 - 8. Call 303-370-6000 for more information.
  • The Denver Museum of Nature & Science holds free admission days for Colorado residents several times during the year, thanks to the┬áScientific and Cultural Facilities District tax.

Nina Snyder is the author of "Good Day, Broncos," a children's e-book, and "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book. Visit her website at ninasnyder.com.