No need to sweat the rising temperatures: Your next kid-tastic adventure is just a fountain away. That's right, the Denver metro area boasts some of the coolest, child-friendly fountains known to man, most adjacent to day-trip-worthy family attractions -- and all free. What are you waiting for? Grab ... More >>
With the temperatures heating up, finding cool, fun places in Denver to beat the heat is a necessity. From the chilled out vibe and atmosphere of Laserium at Gates Planetarium to the delicious, icy treats and prime people-watching of Sweet Action Ice Cream, there is lots to do inside while taking a ... More >>
Rather than spend money on a fancy yoga class in a sweaty room, downward dog for free on Tuesday surrounded by the dioramas at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. And yoga's not the only free event in Denver this week. Read on for more bargains in the city this week, and share your own suggesti ... More >>
At last night's Science Lounge at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, I asked a grown woman what drew her into a fishbowl full of craft supplies to make her own mini diorama, and this is what she said: "I was like, ooh! There's glue sticks in there!" Hot glue does have an undeniable magical p ... More >>
Whether or not you have two quarters to rub together, you can still get out and enjoy culture in Denver. This week's lineup of three things to do for free includes a screening of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a concert by the Colorado Symphony, and a free day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Scien ... More >>
The temperature's rising -- but the cost of some of the best events in town won't go about zero this week. See the mummies at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, catch a dance show and laugh at live comedy -- without having to spend a cent. Did we miss a bargain? Let us know in the comments secti ... More >>
Sometimes the best things in life really are free. From looking at dinosaur bones at the Museum of Nature & Science to learning about fungi to enjoying a music and art festival, you have plenty of fun, free entertainment options this week. For more activities, visit the online Westword calendar, and ... More >>
The Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science officially replaced the old Phipps Auditorium thirty years ago this summer, and quickly became a must-see addition to the museum experience. Over the years, even IMAX technology has reinvented itself, amplifying the already-dizzying vi ... More >>
So you spent all your money buying your mom a nice present for Mother's Day. Aww, how sweet! And your generosity will be rewarded with lots of opportunities to have fun in Denver this weekend that don't require you to dig too deep in your wallet -- everything from a free day at the Denver Museum of ... More >>
This week's free offerings are all about freedom -- or at least escape. You can travel with Keanu Reeves to the surf culture of Point Break, try to develop an Everybody Loves Raymond-type sitcom in Russia, or head out into space -- all without leaving Denver, or spending a dime. Read on for our thre ... More >>
Space might be the place, but earth is home, sweet, home. And for that reason, tonight's installment of Deer Pile's monthly space-nerd evening, Space in Your Face, will turn its telescope on the place where we live, approaching the planet from a dizzying variety of angles, both scientific and out-of ... More >>
That the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is hosting the Chicago Field Museum's Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is awesome enough -- and believe us, the exhibit is truly awesome -- but the DMNS has added a whole Snowmass portion, featuring some items that have never been on public d ... More >>
Kirk Johnson, a paleontologist and fossil hunter who made science and history fun for the masses at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for the past 22 years, has landed a job with the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Johnson, the head curator and vice president of research ... More >>
Star Trek and Star Wars and all that descended from them inured us to the real hardships of space travel by making it look so easy. But what was it really like for Yuri Gagarin, the first man to ever leave Earth's atmosphere and orbit the planet? The Soviet cosmonaut took off in his Vostok craft on ... More >>
The sun may not break through all the smoke in the air from the Jefferson County wildfires today, but "Solar for a Small Planet," a free program at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science tonight, will shine a light on how solar helps power low-income communities around the world.
What do you get when you combine a super-massive black hole, an eight-year-old Mars Rover, uncharted planets...and a couple of geniuses? 60 Minutes in Space, which debuts at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
"Medusa Bones," by John Bonath. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Photographer John Bonath's spectacular three-level show, A Strange Beauty, which opened at the end of September at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, encourages visitors to explore a massive, hidden-away portion of the ... More >>
T. Rex Encounter is opening at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science tomorrow, the new exhibit, which features robotic, interactive dinosaurs has got us rather excited. You can expect a full preview tomorrow morning, but while we're sitting on our hands in anticipation, we've been thinking ... More >>
Tomorrow evening brings the final entry in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's Sci-Fi Film Series at the Phipps Theater, with Gattaca closing the sequence out with a biological bang. As we have been doing lately, we caught up with the DMNS' Curator and Department Chair of Health Science ... More >>
Denver Museum of Nature and Science.Colorado Creatives #96: Dr. David Grinspoon Science? Art? Bona fide space-nerd superstar Dr. David Grinspoon likes it both ways. By day an author and the mild-mannered curator of astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Grinspoon is also a ... More >>
When it comes to Astronauts, Bruce McCandless II is a straight O.G. Selected by NASA in 1966, a mere eight years after the agency was founded, he got right down to business as the CAPCOM -- the astronaut NASA designates as a mission-control liaison to the astronauts in space -- of Apollo 11, ... More >>
Please touch the artifacts.As a small child whipping my crayons around the perfect spiral assistance of the Spirograph, I never never anticipated that I could maximize that activity by adding the sweet elixir of booze, or that I'd be doing both with the aid of the Denver Museum of Nature and ... More >>
The pirates were out in full force at Friday night's Buccaneer Ball at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; attendees were playing the part enthusiastically, with about nineteen out of every twenty participants dressed in their best piratical finery. (Although some people seemed to confu ... More >>
While the majority of programs at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science are family-friendly, The Science Lounge is strictly 21-plus only -- meaning you get to drink beer while looking at old, dead stuff. But the monthly program aimed a mature audience is more than just an after-hours wander thr ... More >>
Joe the Veep, not Joe the Plumber. Vice President Joe Biden sure must dig the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, where he'll conduct a town-hall meeting today. He was just there in February, standing by as President Barack Obama signed the stimulus package there. Maybe it's because the facility h ... More >>
While a slow walk through the exhibit, Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters, currently on view at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science through May 3, will answer many questions you might have about the unleashed power of volcanoes, twisters and earthquakes, chances are it will merely whet ... More >>
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science got an ironic taste of its own medicine, sort of, Monday when a windstorm knocked out power to the institution, forcing it to close for the day. Why was it ironic? A new exhibit entitled Nature Unleashed is set to open at the museum on Friday, February 13. Alth ... More >>
Denver gets a visit from a stunning retrospective on the journey of Lewis and Clark.
Quest for Immortality
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