Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver

Observatory · Natural History Museum
Home to exhibits related to geology, paleontology, space, and much more, Denver Museum of Nature & Science will give you a detailed tour through human history. Observe skeletons of different animals--among which you can find dinosaurs--learn from informative displays, watch movies, or attend a lecture. If you like stars, spend some time in the planetarium, or visit the Space Odyssey exhibit where you can explore the hidden nooks of the Universe. The museum's food and dining section provides a space to grab a bite and take a break between exhibits. See Denver Museum of Nature & Science and all Denver has to offer by arranging your trip with our Denver itinerary planner.
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  • I had a few extra hours to explore Denver and I was not far from the Museum. Parking was easy and I was able to get in and out of the check in area with no delay. The exhibit areas were fabulous and.....  more »
  • This was a nice little day trip with my 12yr old son we enjoy history so the Ancient Egypt exhibit was amazing with a real mummy and everything  more »
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  • This place is incredible. It has so many different cool features. The wildlife exhibits are displayed very realistically & there's lots of buttons for little ones to push for sounds/ pictures. The gem exhibit is super cool. It's set up to look like you're going into a cave and there's tons of different crystals to look at. There's a cool mummy room. The IMAX is awesome. There's a discovery room for young ones that is SO MUCH FUN. It has a water table that shoots water in the air, a table that has a water/smoke waterfall in the middle, tons of cool magnets, puzzles, & building supplies, a play kitchen, a play theater, the list goes on & on. There's dinosaur skeletons and fossils. We discover something new about this place every time we visit because it is absolutely humongous. They have something for everyone to enjoy! It's truly one of our favorite places for my husband and me to take our 3.5 and 1.5 year old children.
  • Very nice museum! Wasn't very crowded on a Wednesday. Spent about 3 hours there and my 2-year old didn't get bored. He loved the Discovery Zone! Definitely felt I got my money's worth and would recommend, especially to those with young children!

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