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Denver Museum of Nature & Science Announces February Programs


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The Museum is open to the public, and will continue offering a variety of virtual programs. See below for this month’s exciting line up. All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: Our curators and educator performers are also available to help support your content and programming needs with interviews and demonstrations.

Per the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment Nov. 23, 2021, public health order, masks are required regardless of vaccination status for ages 2 and up.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, Opens Feb. 25. Learn more here. The exhibition “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” transports you thousands of years into the past to explore ancient Egyptian culture and the land of pharaohs. Experience the spheres of everyday life in one of the most storied and enduring civilizations in human history—the private, public and secret spaces—through hundreds of artifacts, stunning artwork and engaging interactives for insights into ancient Egypt’s enduring impact on our own modern cultures.

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World Strikes a Chord at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Now Open Through April 17. Learn more here. “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” takes you on a fascinating exploration of the science, sound, history and pop culture behind the world’s most popular instrument. Explore STEAM concepts like sound waves, frequency, mathematical scales, engineering and more through a wide range of hands-on experiences.  And get to know some local guitarists through short biographies and imagery featured throughout the exhibition. The exhibition features more than 60 instruments . A traveling exhibition of The National GUITAR Museum, included with general admission/membership.

PHIPPS IMAX THEATER FILMS – Showtimes and tickets here.

“Wings Over Water” Narrated by Michael Keaton, takes you along the journeys of three amazing bird families – the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck – with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors. You’ll be captivated by the triumphs and challenges of these remarkable creatures that defy all odds and soar across mountains, deserts, cities and forests as they head home to raise their young.

“Great Bear Rainforest” Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, takes you on a journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on Earth—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Experience the wonder and discover the land of the spirit bear in this inspiring film.

IN-PERSON EVENTS

Educator Night, Feb. 23, 6-9 p.m., register here. Bring a guest and enjoy a free evening at the Museum planned just for educators! Take a night off at the Museum with free admission for you and a guest (adults only, please). Take a peek at our collections during this night of exclusive access to the Museum designed especially for you!

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Science Smarts: Dirt, Digs and Dinos, available through Sept. 1, register here. Put your mind to the test with the online trivia game Science Smarts! Science Smarts: Dirt, Digs and Dinos includes access to a Vimeo site with three rounds of trivia. Share the link to the video with up to 10 friends or family. Play over a video call for a group experience or have fun playing solo. Great for families and kids 6+. This virtual experience is available to Sept. 1.

Guitar Sessions: Anna Morsett, Feb. 10, 7 p.m., register here. The Museum is teaming up with Alicia “Bruce” Trujillo, well-known member of Denver’s music scene with a mission to uplift and amplify voices of those who are currently underrepresented, with a focus on independent and locally made music and art. She is the Concert Director at Swallow Hill Music, hosts weekends on CPR’s new music service, Indie 102.3, and Executive Director/Host for Colorful Colorado Collaborations. Explore the inspirations and motivations of CO. musician Anna Morsett of The Still Tide. Broadcast live from the “Guitar” exhibition.

60 Minutes in Space, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., register here. Go “behind the stories” with space scientists as they use the best images and animation available to help understand new developments in our solar system and beyond.

Scientists in Action: Amazing Arachnids, Thursday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration opens soon! While some people might run the other way at the sight of a spider, Paula Cushing, Ph.D. gets excited. As the curator of invertebrate zoology at the Museum, Cushing’s research focuses on arachnids, a class of 8-legged animals that includes spiders, scorpions and camel spiders! Find out how these 8-legged wonders adapt, behave and even help humans.

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science – The Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be a catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum offers a wide variety of engaging exhibitions, programs, activities, and scientific research. Located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. Information: dmns.org or 303.370.6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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