Press Kits


  • 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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