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“A Geoscience Nerd's Paradise!”

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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Ranked #4 of 259 things to do in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We expected the usual dumbed-down science approach aimed at the middle school crowd and that was true of the astronaut section, but the mineral and rock section was fantastic and geared toward all ages without being condescending.
This section was set up as a mine. The entrance was framed in timbers and the displays were set in the walls of the mine tunnel so that one has the feeling of walking into a working mine. Emphasis is on Colorado's indigenous rocks minerals and gem stones. My wife and I spent the entire afternoon there and loved it. Highly recommended for all, but particularly for "rock-hounds."

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The exhibits are a little spread out but in general it was a nice museum to visit. There are lots of informative exhibits with local history and a cool space "wing". Very family friendly.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We have a 3, 5, and 6 yr old. Beyond 'looking' at the exhibits they didn't get too involved. They especially liked the dinosaurs and wild life exhibits. The down side was it cost $50 for our family of 5! That did include any of the iMax shows, which we would like to have seen, but that would have been another $40 for one show. The planetarium would have been cool to see too, but again another $35. Over all, nice place, very clean, a lot to do and see, but very pricey for everything.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Went to this museum based on reviews on TripAdvisor. Fantastic museum...one of the nicest that we have ever been to. Particularly enjoyed the wildlife exhibits. My son, who works for a major airline, loved the large globe showing all of the aircraft in the air worldwide. There is enough to see that you can spend a full day there. Lunch in the cafeteria was very good. We also enjoyed an IMAX movie on the flight of the monarch butterflies.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Went to see Galapagos film. Thought it was ok, a little disappointed. But the Museum in general was great. We wondered around before our film, and wished we had more time to explore. A lot of children there having a great time!

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