Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205- Map It
(303) 370-6000

AAA Editor Notes

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. in City Park, is one of the largest natural history museums in the country. Hands-on activities in the Expedition Health exhibit demonstrate how the body functions and changes. Prehistoric Journey contains a working fossil lab as well as exhibits of the sights, sounds and vegetation existing on Earth millions of years ago. Other exhibits feature wildlife dioramas, Egyptian mummies, Native American cultures, gems and minerals, and sections devoted to the South Pacific islands, Australia and Africa. Explore galaxies at the Space Odyssey exhibit and take a 3-D look at the stars at Gates Planetarium. Traveling exhibits are featured frequently at the three-story museum. The Phipps IMAX Theater and Gates Planetarium present a variety of shows; phone ahead for schedule. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Museum $14.95; $11.95 (ages 65+); $9.95 (ages 3-18). IMAX theater $9.95; $7.95 (ages 3-18 and 65+). Combination ticket for museum and IMAX theater $21.95; $17.95 (ages 65+); $15.95 (ages 3-18). Combination ticket for museum and planetarium $19.95; $15.95 (ages 65+); $13.95 (ages 3-18). All three attractions $26.95; $21.95 (ages 65+); $19.95 (ages 3-18). Reservations are recommended for IMAX and planetarium shows.
Hours: Museum daily 9-5. Closed Christmas.