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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 #5 of 141 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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East Hanover, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Denver Museum was excellent. We picked a day where the crowd was sparse which made it even better. The mining part was very interesting. The best collection of rock and mineral types I have ever seen. That was worth the visit alone. The anatomy section was just as good. Overall it was a great day at the museum.

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Kernersville
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Backpacking w / friends and had extra day to spend before flight home. Went to see D-Day movies in IMAX theater and explored the Museum. Loved it. Can't wait to return with my wife.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I love this museum, in fact, all of my friends and my boyfriend all enjoy going to this museum. There's something to do literally for everyone here. They also just added a new wing this last year with a new exhibition center that we saw with the Maya Exhibition in the spring. Their IMAX center is amazing. My boyfriend and... More

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USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For all those folks who have been fortunate enough to see the Smithsonian museums, the Denver museum of nature and science appears tiny. But, it would be sad to skip seeing it on that pretext. Set in a very nice setting (right by a lovely park with Denver Downtown views), the Denver museum of nature and science is refreshingly nice.... More

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Omaha
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We have been to several museums like this in the US and abroad and this one is our favorite. They have a huge dinosaur exhibit that was both informative and just plain fun to look at. The Egyptian side was much less developed, but still very interesting. I also enjoyed the lifelike dioramas of animals from all over the world.... More

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Burleson, Texas
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We are members of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Part of the membership includes free admission to partner museums around the country. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is on that list and we came to visit last year. Unfortunately because of timing and traffic we only got about 45 minutes to try and run through... More

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went to the temporary Maya exhibit and really enjoyed it, and then we couldn't resist checking out the dinosaurs…good stuff, lots of fun with great info. IMAX is always a pleasant experience too. There's a lot to love at the Museum of Nature & Science.

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Dunlap, IL
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As said in previous reviews, this museum has a left-leaning posture - theory of evolution for one, but has some interesting and enjoyable displays. I've been spoiled by the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, IL, so still dioramas seem pretty boring to me. We really enjoyed the exhibit on the human body (second floor near entrance) and wish we would have... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had several hours to kill on a cold rainy day in Denver. This was a great place to do it! The place is specifically set up toward children and my kids (5,7,10) loved the whole thing. There is a heavy bent toward the theory of evolution, which was a bit annoying, but we the exhibits were otherwise great.

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Montana City, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have been going to this museum for over 50 years. When I go back to Denver to visit family if I only have time to do one thing I go to this museum. I saw the Imax Panda movie this time and the new exhibits and revisited some of the dioramas - just so much to take in a... More

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