Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters, which opens today at the museum, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, melds the scientific, sensational, destructive and creative sides of nature by exploring what causes tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes and volcanoes, and how people cope with the aftermath. The display includes everything from photographs, firsthand reflections and state-of-the-art animation to a high-tech tornado simulator. What I love about the exhibit is that it really does combine hands-on interactive stuff and high-tech items with some lower-tech models and really striking, large-scale photographs of Katrina and various earthquake sites, Grinspoon says. There is also a section that shows how these natural events have affected the lives of Coloradans.
Nature Unleashed, which runs through May 3, is included in the price of museum admission. For more information, go to www.dmns.org/main/en/ or call 303-322-7009.
Feb. 13-May 3, 2009