Free Shows and Demos

Want to know what's happening at the Museum?  We have plenty of activities going on daily! Click here for our demonstration and show schedule.


Choose a day below to view the available events, IMAX films, and Planetariums shows.

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Events for Friday, March 24, 2017
  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

    In this Museum-produced show, zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole.

    Run Time: 25 minutes

    Showtimes:
    Daily: 2 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 4:15 p.m.

     

    Planetarium
  • Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure

    Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in air.

    In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, travel through our solar system at many times the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons.

    Run Time: 23 minutes

    Showtimes:
    Monday-Friday: 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:45 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:45 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • Destination Solar System

    Explore space like never before in the live show Destination Solar System! 

    This out of-this-world tour, departing from Gates Planetarium, takes place on board the Space Express. Travel hundreds of millions of miles in just seconds with Jesse, an enthusiastic, knowledgeable—but inexperienced—tour guide, and Max, a highly advanced, fully integrated onboard computer. Tours of the hottest hot spots and the coldest, stormiest, and most spectacular sights in the solar system await curious space explorers of all ages.

    Showtimes

    Daily: 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • Isaac Asimov’s The Last Question (6:30 PM)

    In 1979, the Museum produced The Last Question, a planetarium show based on a short story by acclaimed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov and narrated by the legendary Leonard Nimoy. The story takes place in 2061 and begins with a simple question posed to a computer. Now you can experience the cerebral tale as never before during this totally-out-there event that combines visual elements digitized from the original glass slides, Nimoy’s voiceover, and today’s advanced planetarium technology. Swing by the cash bar before the show, and view items from the Museum archives, including objects related to Asimov and Nimoy. Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, will lead a Q&A after the program. No late admittance. 

    Friday, March 24
    6:30 p.m.
    Gates Planetarium
    $12 member, $15 nonmember
    Cash bar

    After Hours
  • Isaac Asimov’s The Last Question (8:30 PM)

    In 1979, the Museum produced The Last Question, a planetarium show based on a short story by acclaimed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov and narrated by the legendary Leonard Nimoy. The story takes place in 2061 and begins with a simple question posed to a computer. Now you can experience the cerebral tale as never before during this totally-out-there event that combines visual elements digitized from the original glass slides, Nimoy’s voiceover, and today’s advanced planetarium technology. Swing by the cash bar before the show, and view items from the Museum archives, including objects related to Asimov and Nimoy. Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, will lead a Q&A after the program. No late admittance. 

    Friday, March 24
    8:30 p.m.
    Gates Planetarium
    $12 member, $15 nonmember
    Cash bar

    After Hours
  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

    One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.

    Run Time: 23 minutes


    Showtimes:
    Daily: 10 a.m.

    Planetarium
  • Vikings: Beyond the Legend

    March 10–August 13, 2017

    The largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America is coming to Denver! Experience a myth-busting exhibition that has captivated a million people around the world. Vikings: Beyond the Legend lays waste to the one-dimensional stereotype of bearded barbarians with horned helmets. Marvel instead at a culture of surprising refinement, complexity, and achievement, and a supernatural world inhabited by Thor, Odin and Freyja, and other gods, goddesses, and giants. Fresh insights revealed through archaeological discoveries and more than 500 treasures show why the Vikings will always capture the imaginations of all ages.

    Exhibitions
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