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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205 (City Park)
303-370-6000
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Ranked #3 of 139 attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Theaters, Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of exhibitions,... more » Owner description: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Frisco, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have a couple of hours to spend, this was a great museum. Both of my boys enjoyed the visit. The special exhibit was amazing! We loved the fact that the museum is large enough that you do not feel overwhelmed with crowds. The employees were all very helpful and full of knowledge.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The Denver IMAX had a great presentation of Jerusalem 3D. If you've never been to Jerusalem, this is a great history lesson and a great way to scope out the country before you go to understand the rich diversity there. I got to the Museum too late to view the other attractions, so be sure to alot about 3 -... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We decided to stop here because we had 3 hours to kill before attending an event and since it was so hot outside we decided to choose this place. We didn't know what it would be like but we took our chances. What a neat place it was, very educational and they did a great job in the design of... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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176 reviews 176 reviews
128 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We went for a special exhibition and were treated to a very good full museum. Denver has done itself proud with this facility

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Lemurs of Madagascar at the IMAX was the highlight of the visit. Everyone enjoyed the movie. The actually museum was okay. The 6 and 8 year enjoyed it, but the 12 year was bored. The health section would have been interesting, except it was overrun with daycare groups. Dinosaur section was interesting with some hands-on exhibits. Next time we'll... More

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The standing mummy and world wildlife exhibits are fun, but the real joy of this museum is the fresh and adventurous touring exhibits it attracts. Most recently, the Mayan exhibit was eye-opening and the Pompeii exhibit told the story of the city almost as effectively as a visit to Italy - which I've taken - could.

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Canton, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went here on our last day to see the Maya exhibit. We followed this by looking at the dinosaurs. I'd never been anywhere with such an extensive dinosaur exhibit. I enjoyed that and the mammoth skull, which was on display. Great day trip.

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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited mainly to see the IMax movie (which was incredible) and spent less than two hours exploring the museum. The Native American exhibits are impressive as well as the taxidermy halls. Very 'museumish'. The highlight was actually the Kaiser Permanente human body exhibit, my daughter absolutely loved each station and all the 'hands on' activities. We missed the Mayan... More

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Oxford, Mississippi, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My family and I went to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on a Sunday afternoon. They weren't too busy, so it was easy to look at the exhibits. My son really likes dinosaurs, and this museum doesn't disappoint! We also enjoyed looking at the gem stone and Mummy exhibits. There's also an IMAX, but we didn't go to... More

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Highlands Ranch CO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a lovely museum with a lot of history of Colorado. I enjoy the mineral room, but the panaromas are old. I used to go here back in the 60s and they were there. They are expanding and always improving. So go back to see what is new.

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