Press Kits

  • Nature's Amazing Machines

    June 16, 2017 - January 1, 2018

    Imagine if you could swim 60 miles an hour, your punch could break through aquarium glass, or your ears could act as air conditioners. From the inside out, every living thing is a machine built to move and survive. Nature’s Amazing Machines are here in Denver and the whole family can discover the marvels of natural engineering.

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  • Vikings: Beyond the Legend

    March 10, 2017 - 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.

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  • Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs

    October 14, 2016 – February 5, 2017

    Scientific findings that time could not erase from ancient Egyptian and Peruvian mummies are revealed in the new temporary exhibition Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs, opening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Friday, October 14.

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  • Extreme Mammals

    September 23, 2016 - January 8, 2017

    Step right up and meet some of the most extraordinary animals of all time in the new temporary exhibition Extreme Mammals. Spectacular fossils, vivid reconstructions, and lifelike models trace the ancestry and evolution of mammals, showing how and why some of them could attract the attention of carnival barkers and curiosity seekers.

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  • Discovery Zone

    The new Discovery Zone on Level 2 is made possible by Kaiser Permanente. Its activities will help build a strong foundation of science skills for young children through hands-on, highly experiential Museum experiences.

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  • The Morgridge Family Exploration Center

    The brand new Morgridge Family Exploration Center will add 126,000 square feet and five levels of discovery to the Museum, providing even more space to engage, delight, and spark your imagination.

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  • The Snowmastodon Project™

    In October 2010, a bulldozer operator working near a Colorado ski area uncovered the tusk of a young female mammoth. Over the next 10 months, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science conducted its largest-ever fossil excavation, yielding a treasure trove of well-preserved Ice Age fossils.  Museum crews uncovered 5,000 bones of 41 kinds of Ice Age animals, including mammoths, mastodons, ground sloths, camels, deer, horses, and giant bison.  The preserved series of Ice Age fossil ecosystems is one of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made in Colorado. This discovery at Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village will change forever our understanding of alpine life in the Ice Age.

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