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Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Science Museum, Museum, and History Museum
City Park, Denver
  • Go here. Experience the museums. It's worth it.
  • Lydia S.
    "Really fun museum and awesome planetarium!"(8 Tips)
    Aileen C.
    "Dinosaurs and Gem & Mineral exhibits my favorites"(4 Tips)
    Debbie W.
    "The dinosaur exhibit is one of the best."(10 Tips)
    Melissa L.
    "Kids discovery zone is awesome!"(3 Tips)
124 Tips and reviews
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  • dinosaurs
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  • discovery zone
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  • Chris W.
    Chris Wozniak1 week ago
    Plenty of excellent exhibits - though the signage and labeling is miserably bad.
  • Jesse D.
    Great activities for kids and adults!
  • Geof N.
    Don't miss the incredible dioramas.
  • Sierra L.
    Sierra Lewis-SweedDecember 30, 2016
    If you go for a 5pm IMAX on a weekday you don't have to pay museum admission! I saw "Wild Africa", AMAZING!
  • Debbie W.
    Debbie WillNovember 25, 2016
    I have been to many museums across the US, and this is one of the best. There are so many hands on activities for the kids. As an adult I love it too! The dinosaur exhibit is one of the best.
  • DJ N.
    DJ NourseOctober 28, 2016
    Special events are always stellar!
  • Aileen C.
    Aileen CorreaSeptember 16, 2016
    Dinosaurs and Gem & Mineral exhibits my favorites
  • Maria P.
    Maria PattersonAugust 3, 2016
    Museum is great! So many exhibits!
  • Claire L.
    Claire LuhmanJuly 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing people who work there everyone is so kind and lovely. The pizza in the Dino cafe is good too. All of the exhibits are fantastic definitely ask about the elf hunt
  • Tiger T.
    Tiger TJuly 13, 2016
    Easily one of the best museums I've ever been to. Outer space, flora & fauna, Ancient Egypt. & Egyptian mummies, dinosaurs & prehistoric earth! I's huge, Get there as soon as it opens!
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DuranJune 16, 2016
    Got to love the human body and health exhibit and getting to learn about yourself along with things you might've not know before. A great place to spend a day and learn :)
  • Donna D.
    Donna DuncanJune 3, 2016
    We loved the robot exhibit!
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaMarch 26, 2016
    Great exhibits. A fun day for the family.
  • John
    JohnMarch 25, 2016
    I dig science/nature museums, but wasn't overly impressed with this one. Most interesting section was minerals/mining, but the rest was ok
  • H D.
    H DeeMarch 11, 2016
    The exhibits are great except for the fact that there are a ton of little kids screaming running around and no parents are taking care of them.
  • Ellie
    EllieFebruary 26, 2016
    Such a great museum! Passionate and knowledgeable volunteers, and fantastic exhibits. Dinosaurs! Gems and minerals! Planetarium! And did I mention dinosaurs?
  • Anton K.
    Anton KrasikovFebruary 21, 2016
    Really cool place with lots of good things to see! Suitable for all ages.
  • Linda H.
    Linda HeckerFebruary 19, 2016
    Always something new to explore and learn. Always a good time!
  • Mary Jeneverre S.
    Mary Jeneverre SchultzJanuary 14, 2016
    Avoid weekends, if possible.
  • Roger G.
    Roger GrahamDecember 30, 2015
    IMAX is always a treat but so are the exhibits.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CampbellDecember 8, 2015
    Always brings a smile to my face to walk in and see the Trex in front.
  • Natalie
    NatalieNovember 10, 2015
    Dinosaurs, mummies, a planetarium, and so much more. Set aside an entire day to come here and explore!
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MartindaleNovember 8, 2015
    Great exhibits of many different animals, space exploration, gems & minerals, rotating special exhibits. IMAX theatre is always cool to do. MUST DO observation deck! Parking 👎🏼
  • Kate J.
    Kate JonesOctober 9, 2015
    Wonderful variety of exhibits. Interactive and static exhibits entertain all ages. Well worth price of admission. I had a blast. They also have a café!
  • kraig k.
    kraig kellerOctober 3, 2015
    Rotating exhibits
  • Dominic G.
    Dominic GadourySeptember 28, 2015
    Great IMAX
  • Melisa Ü.
    Melisa ÜnsoySeptember 10, 2015
    Exhibition health is really fun!
  • Gavin L.
    Gavin LoboAugust 4, 2015
    Loved the discovery area for kids - a whole lot of instructive fun!
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LarsonAugust 3, 2015
    A very large museum with lots of exhibits to explore!
  • Rowan Q.
    Rowan QuirkJuly 17, 2015
    This is a fun family place with lots of diverse exhibits. A little too loud and overstimulation for me, but it seems like a great place to take the kids.
  • Rowan Q.
    Rowan QuirkJuly 17, 2015
    This is a fun family museum. Very loud and
  • Lydia S.
    Really fun museum and awesome planetarium!
  • Steven H.
    Steven HobbsonJune 23, 2015
    There are always wonderful, well done exhibits and so many special events to take advantage of. Living nearby makes this a go-to when looking for a fun place to get my brain thinking.
  • Joey H.
    Joey HalliganMay 11, 2015
    Always a good time at this museum. Current temporary exhibit is Mythic Creatures, definitely a must-see!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanApril 24, 2015
    Plan on a whole day. Fun, big and informative. Too bad it closes at 5.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethApril 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    So many fun exhibits for kids of all ages. Hit the space exhibit early as it gets crowded later in the day.
  • Parker T.
    Parker TApril 20, 2015
    Love the mineral exhibition
  • Tara A.
    Tara AndersonMarch 29, 2015
    Did you know that Dr. Scott the paleontologist from Dinosaur Train works here?!! Call ahead and schedule a meet -n- greet!! Super nice guy!!
  • Robert S.
    Robert SmithsonFebruary 7, 2015
    Great local museum.
  • Lindsey S.
    Lindsey SmithsonJanuary 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Very nice museum with a wide selection of exhibits.
  • Ken W.
    Ken WilliamsJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The kids fun zone is great
  • Rodrigo B.
    Rodrigo BrasilDecember 30, 2014
    Get the membership! It is worth. Great place for kids.
  • Laura W.
    Laura WeissDecember 26, 2014
    Check out the Konovalenko gem carvings and the amazing view of downtown from the sky terrace!
  • Matt
    MattDecember 15, 2014
    If you have small children, go straight to the Discovery Zone.
  • Dallas B.
    Dallas BlighDecember 12, 2014
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  • shaunte u.
    shaunte underwoodDecember 7, 2014
    Great mineral to space memories with my daughter✌️
  • Lori K.
    Lori KoberDecember 1, 2014
    The 1st and 3rd levels are the best. Got lucky... Today is free day (Dec 1st)
  • Franco C.
    Franco CalizNovember 9, 2014
    Good place for a quick trip. Check to see what the visiting exhibit is. The different climate areas are disappointing -- just some stuffed animals. Their IMAX shows are generally very good.
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LNovember 8, 2014
    Beautiful views of City Park and Cityscape. New edition is stunning. IMAX is super and the museum itself never disappoints.
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa Lanier HarrisSeptember 7, 2014
    Kids discovery zone is awesome! And the planetarium, of course...
  • Karla R.
    Karla ReddropAugust 29, 2014
    Wonderful time exploring
  • Zane D.
    Zane DiVitaAugust 17, 2014
    Pretty cool place, the native American section is a must see!
  • Tiffany W.
    Tiffany WilsonAugust 11, 2014
    The gnome hunt in all the painted back grounds is a fun new way to view the exhibits
  • Sherry P.
    Sherry ParrishAugust 8, 2014
    The Rubys and jems were my favorite place just becouse they are so color full
  • Chelsea H.
    Chelsea HartAugust 7, 2014
    Wonderful museum! Make sure to check out the IMAX and any special displays they have!
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CostanzaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Very impressive space and mineral exhibits!
  • Kii-Misha J.
    Kii-Misha JohnsonJune 30, 2014
    Great place. Love the free days. They should have at least 1 per month
  • Move 2 Denver R.
    The Mayans were fascinating: they monitored the sky every night and via extensive record keeping were able to predict astronomical phenomena because they kept perfect records for hundreds of years.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BoxerFebruary 14, 2014
    Participate in the Genetics of Taste study in the lab behind Expedition Health. Real Science!
  • Sabrajett H.
    Sabrajett HDecember 30, 2013
    Mythbusters..go to it, its a good exhibit
  • Lu B.
    Lu B.December 28, 2013
    Mythbusters exibition is a must see!!
  • Mayor H.
    Mayor HeidiTown.comOctober 28, 2013
    I love the DMNS! I could live in this museum. One of the best science & nature museums in the country!
  • Malia S.
    Malia SachikoOctober 10, 2013
    Free guest wi-FI is available!
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhiteAugust 5, 2013
    Awesome gem and mineral exhibit!
  • Hampton Inn Denver-International Airport
    Discover the imagines of science, Colorado and the World. Read more
  • DAVID R.
    DAVID RODRIGUEZJuly 26, 2013
  • Abigail R.
    Abigail RodgersJune 18, 2013
    Look around for all of the Leprechauns within the whole building. There are 9 hidden all over.
  • Get Outdoors CO
    Get Outdoors COJune 5, 2013
    Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with DMNS on Saturday, June 8th, right outside at City Park! Learn more about YOUR human body and try out dozens of outdoor activities for the whole family. 9am-4pm Read more
  • Rejal H.
    Rejal HowellApril 27, 2013
    They don't have parking lot is full signs. Don't come here unless you have hours to find parking.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonApril 9, 2013
    Dinosaurs, wildlife & mummies - oh my! There's something for everyone at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Don't miss an IMAX movie, the planetarium or the Prehistoric Journey.
  • Irina R.
    Irina R.April 8, 2013
    IMAX and Planetarium are super cool! If you plan to go to the Museum more than 2 times a year, buy annual membership. It's well worth it!
  • Pam M.
    Pam MiglioreMarch 24, 2013
    Mastodons & mammoths NOT included with admission or IMAX ticket
  • Jackie F.
    Jackie FlyntMarch 16, 2013
    Before seeing the Mammoths and Mastodons exhibit (thru May 27), watch for background on the highlighted Snowmass Village excavation fossils
  • aram p.
    aram papazianFebruary 26, 2013
    It might take you 2 days to accomplish the whole thing... The planetarium isn't worth it; they don't show any stars...
  • Cody R.
    Cody RayFebruary 13, 2013
    Mostly dumbed down for the kids.
  • Regina P.
    Regina PhelpsFebruary 10, 2013
    Participate in the Genetics of Taste project on the 2nd floor. Fun and free!
  • Lunch B.
    Lunch BoxDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Discovery Zone on the 2nd floor is a must for anyone with young kids.
  • Robyn H.
    Robyn HadleyDecember 27, 2012
    The Pompeii exhibit is very cool, and sobering. Life is so fragile.
  • Danielle K.
    Danielle KrolewiczDecember 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the 4th floor-awesome view of Denver & the mountains!
  • Othman D.
    Othman DoubianyDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Plan to come early and spend the day here. There is a lot to see.
  • Anjuli H.
    Anjuli HurtNovember 4, 2012
    Great space exhibit. Didn't have time to see the whole museum.
  • Anita
    AnitaOctober 29, 2012
    Great museum and nice venue for the conference opening reception!
  • Kelli
    KelliOctober 14, 2012
    They have several free days a year so check the calendar! It is. Really busy these days but hey it's free!
  • Paul W.
    Paul WagerSeptember 22, 2012
    Get a membership. It saves you money and you get special pricing on exhibits.
  • Heather
    HeatherAugust 18, 2012
    Don't take your little kids if they're under the age of 5 or 6. You won't get to enjoy anything, they won't understand anything, and they'll get in everyone else's way
  • Aaron A.
    Aaron AtencioAugust 12, 2012
    This museum has Colorado Free days! Free admission for everyone (excluding special features and IMAX). Get there early unless you don't mind driving around for a very long time looking for parking.
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.August 8, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 & look at stuff from nature and science.
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SakowskyJuly 5, 2012
    No veterans discount anymore. What a horrible establishment to exclude these people!
  • Ken R.
    Ken RomeroJune 13, 2012
    Pack a lunch, not only less expensive but go walk the 10 whole feet to the park & let the kids waste there energy!
  • Douglas R.
    Douglas ReiterApril 27, 2012
    Find your roots!
  • James C.
    James ClarkMarch 31, 2012
    The planetarium is always a good show.
  • Jackal
    JackalMarch 21, 2012
    BLAH.... really BLAH. it was "cool", but not overly "wow".
  • James K.
    James KongMarch 14, 2012
    Always something to see at the museum. Hmm tempted to camp overnight one of these days. Looking at Dinosaurs never get old.
  • Stapleton Denver
    A membership is worth every penny!
  • James K.
    James KlingensmithFebruary 11, 2012
    You can bring your own lunch and store it in a locker until your ready to eat it
  • GaryFunk
    GaryFunkFebruary 5, 2012
    The Museum is one of four locations hosting NASA's production of FameLab -- the first ever in the US -- with our own David Grinspoon as a judge. Read more
  • Colorado
    ColoradoJanuary 23, 2012
    Also located in City Park, you’ll see enormous dinosaur skeletons, including tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops and stegosaurus; you can also spy on paleontologists preparing fossils for display.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LindquistNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for museum seek and find to mix it up a little.
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 8, 2011
    Winner of Best Place to See Real People Employed As Pirates 2011. See more of the best at
  • Franz S.
    Franz StrasserAugust 17, 2011
    If you need a great view of the Denver skyline (with the Rocky Mountains in the background), go to this Museum and walk to the west-facing side.
  • Cesar M.
    Cesar MossiJanuary 18
    Pequeño museo que vale la pena visitar.
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