Denver Museum of Nature & Science 39.7475° N -104.943° W

Description

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a municipal natural history and science museum in Denver, Colorado. It is a resource for informal science education in the Rocky Mountain region. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help museum visitors learn about the natural history of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The 716,000-square-foot (66,519 m²) building houses more than one million objects in its collections including natural history and anthropological materials, as well as archival and library resources.


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2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80205

+1 303-370-6000

guestservices@dmns.org

Sun
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Subjects
Science, Geology, Engineering, Animals, Earth's Systems, Physics, Adaptation, Space, Biology, Ecosystems, Weather And Climate, Chemistry, Life Sciences, The Water Cycle, Climate, Conservation
Activities
School Based Program, Planetarium, Field Trip, Movie
Grades
3 5, 6 8, K 2, Preschool, 9 12
Cost
Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools, Free, Scholarships Available
Accommodations
Cafeteria

Learning Experiences

School Based Program

Facilitated by Us - Wild Senses, Pre-k–Grade 2

We will transform your room into a natural wonderland ready to be explored. Young learners take on animal behaviors to experience the natural world around them, as animals would. Kids smell out their food like a squirrel, hunt in the dark like a raccoon, and use infrared detection to see prey like a snake. An adventurous Museum educator will guide your explorers as they discover adaptation and senses firsthand through animals’ wild senses. This program will amaze and delight your animals—er, kids—with pretend play and fun, educational activities.

Subjects Covered

animals, adaptation

Grades
k-2
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
45 min.

Facilitated by Us - Mission to Mars, Grade 3 - 6

Blast off on a journey of discovery and make room for a space station orbiting Mars, transporting your classroom of young astronauts. This transformation will challenge your group to use teamwork, critical thinking, and creativity to solve problems and design the future of space travel. Your Mars mission takes science to a new stratosphere! Junior astronauts will be left feeling inspired by human ingenuity and the universe around them.

Subjects Covered

space

Grades
3-5
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
45 min.

Facilitated by Us - Invisible Forces: A Physics Challenge, Grade 4–8 grade

Race against the clock and use the invisible forces all around us to uncover mysterious codes and secrets. Your classroom will become a physics laboratory, where students will build, experiment, complete hands-on challenges, and reveal the physics behind sound waves, air pressure, and electricity. Let the adventure begin!

Subjects Covered

physics

Grades
3-5, 6-8
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
45 min.

Delivered to You - Built to Fly, Grade 2–5

Discover the marvels of natural engineering! Explore the secrets of nature’s best fliers as your students build gliders and experiment with wing structures inspired by insects, birds, and bats. Imaginations will soar as your students learn about flight through this hands-on design challenge. A maximum of 105 students can be accommodated over three days.

Subjects Covered

engineering, animals

Grades
3-5
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
45 min.

Delivered to You - Lost Worlds of Colorado, Grades 2–5

From tropical rainforests to saltwater shores—surprise, discovery, and creativity await! Dig into Colorado’s past using the scientific process as paleontologists and geologists do. Analyze evidence and iconic discoveries, and create simulations of Colorado’s lost worlds where dinosaurs once roamed.

Subjects Covered

science, geology

Grades
3-5
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
45 min.

Delivered to You - Powered By Nature, Grades 4–8

Harness the power of Colorado’s natural resources in this hands-on game of geographic discovery and real-world ingenuity. Teams will be challenged to power cities across Colorado while balancing energy needs with environmental impacts and cost. Colorado’s future is in the hands of your students!

Subjects Covered

earth's systems

Grades
3-5, 6-8
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
45 min.