Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Key Programs and
Events - June
Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, which aim to inspire
curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific
Now Open - BODY WORLDS & The Story of the
BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart, an all-new
exhibition, reveals - through the lenses of anatomy, cardiology,
psychology and culture - how the heart nourishes, regulates and
sustains life. The exhibition gives Museum visitors profound
insight into the human body, health and disease, and the intricate
world of the cardiovascular system. The exhibition awes visitors
with more than 200 human specimens, including whole-body
plastinates, organs and translucent body slices. Visit Exhibitions for more
UPCOMING PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Opens June 25 - Where Pink Dolphins Swim:
Photographs from an Amazon Journey, by Tory
View the Brazilian Amazon and its people in this photography
exhibit by fine art photographer Tory Read. More than 30
black-and-white images tell the documentary story of a journey down
the river, and eight large-format color pinhole images convey a
dreamlike impression of life along the river. Explore the natural
environment, human society and culture on the river, and the
contact zone between North Americans and the river's people.
Included with general admission and planned in conjunction with the
2010 Biennial of the Americas (www.biennialoftheamericas.org).
Premieres June 11 - Journey to the
The Museum's newest planetarium show features stunning images
from space and ground telescopes, in addition to never-before-seen
visualizations and innovative physics-based simulations.
Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Journey to the Stars launches
viewers through space and time to experience the life and death of
the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing sun.
Now Playing - Hubble IMAX
Experience a gripping story full of hope, crushing disappointment,
dazzling ingenuity, bravery and triumph. Hubble recounts
the amazing journey of the Hubble Space Telescope, arguably the
most important scientific instrument since Galileo's original
telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon landing.
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble will change the way
you see the universe.
Now Playing - Arabia IMAX
Go behind the veil on a journey into the exotic world of Arabia
and experience the culture, history and religion of this unfamiliar
region of the world. Explore the ancient tombs of a lost city, dive
into the shipwrecks of the Red Sea with underwater archaeologists,
and experience the extraordinary pilgrimage known as the hajj-the
largest gathering of people on Earth.
Film: Beetle Queen Conquers
Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. - $12 for Museum or Denver Film Society
members, $15 for nonmembers
Attend the premiere screening of Beetle Queen Conquers
Tokyo, hosted by filmmaker Jessica Oreck. The film explores
the mystery of Japan's love affair with bugs. Discuss the film,
meet some Museum beetles, and ask curator of entomology Frank
Krell, PhD, about beetle behavior and biology.
An Age-Old Question: What Happens When We
Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. - $8 for members, $10 for
Gain cultural, medical and religious perspectives on what happens
to our bodies when we die. Bridget Coughlin, PhD, curator of
human health leads a panel discussion in connection with BODY
WORLDS, which will feature experts from around the community
to contemplate varying beliefs on death.
Science Lounge: Cosmo in the Cosmos
Thursday, June 17 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. - $8 for members, $10 for
Enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment
every third Thursday of the month. Ages 21 and up. This month,
watch the Museum's new planetarium show, Journey to the Stars, and
then enjoy drinks, live music, stargazing and socializing on the
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About the Denver Museum of Nature &
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain
Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety
of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum
visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado,
Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado
Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum,
check/, or call 303-322-7009.
Many of the Museum's educational programs and exhibits are made
possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area
through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.