Denver Museum of Nature and Science was established in 1900 to preserve and exhibit the natural history of Colorado, Earth and the Universe. It’s located near Downtown Denver, next to City Park and the Denver Zoo.
The 500,000 square foot museum houses more than one million objects related to nature and science. There are a variety of exhibitions, programs and activities are offered to museum visitors.
- Health Science
- Space Science
The museum provides several discovery areas for children. They also have an IMAX theater which features 3-D films daily.
Exhibits include: Egyptian mummies, Expedition Health exhibition, Prehistoric Journey exhibition, Space Odyssey exhibition, numerous wildlife exhibits, colorful gems and minerals. Temporary exhibitions change from time to time, so there is always something new to discover.
Aside from the museum and IMAX theater, there is also a planetarium on site. Learn about the universe, stars, black holes and more.
The Museum Shop is open daily from 10am-5pm. It has a nice selection of books, gifts, jewelry, science kits, toys and more.
If you get hungry the T-Rex Cafe has hot entrees, fresh salads, and plenty of grab & go items.
Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver
Season: Year round
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm