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Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Denver Museum of Nature & Science and other Denver attractions using our handy Denver travel itinerary planner.
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  • LOVED this museum! We visited here on a weekday and the crowds were not too bad. Parking was easy and there were no lines. Admission prices were a little high compared to what we are used to, but the ...  more »
  • Interesting exhibits and the staff are quite knowledgeable but I'm not sure it's worth visiting more than once or twice a year, especially the older the kids get. The only exhibits our grandkids want ...  more »
  • Well structured and organized areas with animals, close to historical pre Zoo. Vale arrange for ja do both tours
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  • This is an incredibly fun place to go to. If you take your time to read all of the descriptions in the building, you end up taking quite some time to go through all the exhibits. However, if you have an impatient girlfriend that just likes to look at mummies and keeps on walking without notice, be prepared to go through the whole museum in about an hour. I don't have kids, but I do like to enjoy everything from all sorts of different views. We all have kids in us, so just go in and be a sponge and go learn about the mummies and the sparkly rocks!
  • I would give this five stars if you have a kid with you, otherwise four. There's a fair amount of stuff to do and check out here for all age groups. The body/health exhibit was fun although some of the things were not working during my visit. You can definitely spend several hours here but don't expect it to be an all day event.
  • Great place to spend a snowy afternoon with the family. So many great educational exhibits to explore with the kids. You will easily spend a couple hours here without even realizing it. My family loved the interactive science area and the geological rock collection exhibit! Will defiantly come back often as I felt that once was not enough to see everything I wanted to.
  • Had a great time and learned some too. Prices weren't to bad getting the full package. Nice exhibits and great documentary/ movies with pop corn for sale in one theater. Parking was free right outside entrance.
  • We love this museum. It was something for everyone, and we never have enough time to spend here. The food is okay, but in all honesty that's not really what they do. They bring in new exhibits all the time and the staff are very knowledgeable. Plus, the memberships are good at hundreds of places around the nation!