Museum of Nature and Science

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    From Oysters at Jax to Pig at Old Major, a Taste of This Week's Culinary Calendar

    You'll be in hog heaven this week as Old Major gets a major gift from Templeton Rye and the Museum of Nature and Science highlights beer and bacon. But other foods will be celebrated as well, including free oysters at all Jax Fish House locations and burgers at Denver's annual burger battle. Keep re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (9 free!), July 18-20

    Summer's starting to fly by -- we hope your money's not flying away with it. To help you survive the season with a soft landing, we've compiled a list of nine (possibly ten) events this weekend that won't cost you a dime -- but are still rich in entertainment value. Race a boat, go for a roll... you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, June 2-5

    You've just paid the June rent, and there's nothing left in the bank. Not to worry: We've found plenty of things you can do for free in Denver. This week you can check out some dinosaurs, learn about nudity in the arts...and laugh your skirt off. Check out our complete online Westword calendar for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    City Park: A stroll in the heart of the heart of Denver

    Editor's note: Our cover story this week, Alan Prendergast's "Party in the Park," looks at how Denver's park rangers are gearing up for a busy summer season. In response, Westword writers are weighing in with appraisals of their own favorite Denver parks, starting with Prendergast's tribute to City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Why (and how) Governor John Hickenlooper wants to support Colorado music: Interview

    Colorado Governor John Hicknlooper has long been invested in the culture of the state. As Denver's Mayor, Hickenlooper was a common sight at things like art gallery openings and concerts, and his roots in the community include co-founding Wynkoop Brewing Company in LoDo. He has spent the past thre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Photos: Top five Denver neighborhoods according to Movoto,

    Earlier this week, we shared Mapquest's picks for the top ten Denver neighborhoods, and quite a few of our readers disagreed with the company's picks. So we looked around for other choices and found a couple of notable ones -- top-five Denver neighborhood lists put together by real-estate blog Movot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Concierge Gillian Kumm on her artistic look

    Summer is officially here, and the styles on the streets are heating up. This week, we spotted Denver Museum of Nature and Science guest service concierge Gillian Kumm on Broadway looking refreshing and energetic. Read here to learn who inspires her style, where she shops, and what her favorite acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Denver B-cycle celebrates Earth Day with deals today

    Celebrate Earth Day 2013 while the sun is still shining! Today's Earth Day also marks the third anniversary for Denver Bike Sharing, which launched Denver's B-cycle system on April 22, 2010. To get the day rolling, Denver B-cycle is offering annual memberships at a discounted annual rate of $59 thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Disco Biscuits at the Ogden Theatre, 1/25/13

    DISCO BISCUITS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 1/25/13 Although the Disco Biscuit's show at the Ogden Theatre may have been only the second in the band's three Colorado stops for their Winter Inferno tour, the Philadephia quartet made it feel distinct, treating the show like its own musical statement. Both segme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Five reasons the circus is way creepier when you're an adult

    ​The things I remember about going to the circus as a child are limited, but they are awesome. I distinctly recall riding an elephant -- though my parents do not -- and only recently have I accepted the vegetarian guilt that comes with that potentially false memory. This was before I saw It an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    It's the first day of Spring: Celebrate with Denver's top five parks

    ​Officially today, March 21st, is the first day of Spring. It certainly feels like Spring outside, although this is far from the first day it's been like this. Ah, the magic of Colorado. Regardless, if you're looking to breathe deeply while standing in a field or throw a frisbee to your dog or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2008

    Monolith Festival Live Blog, Day 1

    Midnight has finally come. For 11 hours straight on Saturday, Backbeat Online had Red Rocks surrounded, an army of writers, photographers, and other assorted hooligans braving a piss-reeking media tent to bring you live coverage of Monolith Festival. Day 1 of the fest starred Devotchka, Vampire ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    The Lions Roar

    Denver's Big Four are getting even bigger.

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Culture Clash

    As nonprofits fight for SCFD funds, some arts groups could be sqeezed out of the picture.