Recently I went to the Museum of Nature and Science. I can’t wait to go back! There is so much to do there for kids of all ages and adults.
We were greeted by walking dinosaur at the front entrance, that seemed to delight in trying to eat your head! Everyone loved it. I knew we were in for a treat if this was the greeting.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education.
There are so many different exhibitions, programs, and activities that help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.
The mission of the Museum is simple:
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world’s unique treasures.
The Discovery Zone
- Put together a puzzle
- Dance to music from around the world
- Build with blocks
- Make a craft to take home
- Dig for dinosaur bones and experiment with air
- Explore special activities for our smallest visitors (6 months and up.)
- Listen to a story, try a science experiment, or walk like an animal
This is a sampling of some of the hands on activities for young children. The kids are encouraged to touch and experience for themselves what science and nature are all about.
Story time is always a hit, and as you can see the kids can get up close and look at the book for themselves!
Space Odyssey, where the universe is yours to explore-and where space news headlines are brought to life.
This is one of the best wild life exhibits that I have seen, with audio of the animals makes it so realistic. There are benches for you to sit and enjoy! There are more than 90 wildlife and habitat scenes
Gems and Minerals
Colorado was founded on mining, and in the historical mining section you’ll see more local finds, like Tom’s Baby, an eight-pound nugget of crystallized gold unearthed in Breckenridge in 1887.
Other Permanent Exhibits are:
Egyptian Mummies, Expedition Health, Konovalenko: Gem Carvings of Russian Folk Life, North American Indian Cultures, Prehistoric Journey, along with IMAX Movies.
I only touched on a fraction of what the Museum has to offer and I can’t wait to go back. If you live in Denver or if you are visiting this is a must stop for the whole family!
General Museum Hours
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Museum is open seven days a week year-round, with the exception of December 25.
Phipps IMAX® 3D Theater
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