Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver

4.6
#1 of 21 in Childrens Museums in Colorado
Must see · Observatory · Natural History Museum
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Home to exhibits related to geology, paleontology, space, and much more, Denver Museum of Nature & Science will give you a detailed tour through human history. Observe skeletons of different animals--among which you can find dinosaurs--learn from informative displays, watch movies, or attend a lecture. If you like stars, spend some time in the planetarium, or visit the Space Odyssey exhibit where you can explore the hidden nooks of the Universe. The museum's food and dining section provides a space to grab a bite and take a break between exhibits. See Denver Museum of Nature & Science and all Denver has to offer by arranging your trip with our Denver itinerary planner.
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  • I think this would've been fun if we had kids, but for two childless 20-somethings it was rather dull. One whole floor is basically just dead stuffed animals. Most of the interactive stuff is only... 
    I think this would've been fun if we had kids, but for two childless 20-somethings it was rather dull. One whole floor is basically just dead stuffed animals. Most of the interactive stuff is only...  more »
  • Loved this museum, especially the gem section. Has a little scavenger hunt as well with a gnome. You can spend quite some time here 
    Loved this museum, especially the gem section. Has a little scavenger hunt as well with a gnome. You can spend quite some time here  more »
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  • Brought my grandfather here after some convincing him to get out of the house after my grandma died. He’s been very isolated so I thought the science museum would be a fun family outing. I even surprise bought tickets to the Egypt exhibit. My grandfather was super tickled pink when I brought him here. The first place I brought him was the Egypt exhibit. He LOVED it!!! He was so excited about the exhibit, consistently pulling me over to the exhibit in Egypt he was looking at. He would talk about it and give me little facts he knew. He overall had a fantastic time. We went through almost every exhibit but the planetarium. It was worth every single penny to see my grandpa smile the way he did in such a long time. It was very educational to both of us. If you want something super cool and learn, come here. There is also tons of stuff for kids to adults to do. Their exhibits are super educational and so much to see and look at. If I lived in Denver I’d definitely come back more to see the planetarium and other new exhibits this place offered.
  • They have free days so make sure to check their website for those days. You can reserve timed tickets online to ensure you get a spot, but it wasn’t packed when I went. The museum exhibits are on three stories, but there is also a fourth floor that gives access to a balcony with a great view of the Denver skyline. There’s a great gem and mineral exhibit with a lot of things found here in Colorado. A lot of things are geared towards children, but it’s interesting for adults and would be a nice date night.

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