Does a visit to a natural history and science museum sound boring? Think again. The Denver Museum of Natural History and Science is the second most popular attraction in town and has some of the most exciting programs and exhibits around!
The Denver Museum of Natural History and Science, one of the largest science museums in the United States, has something of interest for every age group. Do not miss the fully articulated Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton at the entrance – it is the first taste of your exciting visit to come. With a T-Rex greeting you at the entrance, you just know you are embarking on adventure, and the museum does not disappoint.
Even very young children, just starting to become interested in dinosaurs, will be fascinated by the Prehistoric Journey Gallery. The exhibits trace the earth’s history from single cell organisms to prehistoric humans.
In the Prehistoric Journey Gallery, you will witness a fight between an Allosaurus and Stegosaurus, complete with sound effects. Children can handle real fossils and watch paleontologists prepare newly discovered fossils for exhibit or study.
For those who are more interested in human history, exhibits show the cultural diversity of North American Indian tribes. Exhibits show the environment’s influence on their clothing, housing, diet, and the ways of life of Native Americans before European contact.
The museum is home to the Gates Planetarium’s daily star show, IMAX films, gem and mineral exhibits, and the Space Odyssey Gallery, which shows the history of the Universe and our place in it. Other exhibits include Egyptian mummies and wildlife displays.
The Denver Museum of Natural History and Science wants to excite and inspire critical thinking. It may be difficult to take in the whole museum in a single visit. Your family may deserve more than one day at this wonderful attraction.