The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region's leading resource for informal science education.
A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world's unique treasures.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science aspires to create a community of critical thinkers who understand the lessons of the past and act as responsible stewards of the future.
Construction has begun on the Education & Collections Facility! This new wing will add 126,000 square feet and five levels of discovery to the Museum, providing even more space to engage, delight, and spark your imagination. Click here to learn more about this project.
Board of Trustees
Chair: Timothy M. Ryan
Vice chair: Wayne Hutchens
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers, Lisa Levin Appel, Chris Chavez, Montgomery C. Cleworth, James H. Crocker, Peter Dea, John E. Freyer, Henry Gordon, Oliver W. Hickel III, Cary Kennedy, Walter A. Koelbel Jr., David Liniger, Harold R. Logan Jr., Donna Lynne, Anne M. McCarthy, Stephen G. McConahey, Susan McIntire, Carrie Morgridge, Eric Resnick, John Robinson, Mark Sexton, Thomas W. Swanson, M. Ray Thomasson, Edward M. Warner
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Read the 2012 Annual Report online.
The Museum has expertise and provides programming in five main areas. Our exhibitions, IMAX films, lectures, classes, and programs pertain to one or more of the following core competencies:
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive -- accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. Accreditation certifies that a museum operates according to standards set forth by the museum profession, manages its collections responsibly, and provides quality service to the public. Of the more than 16,000 museums nationwide, only some 750 are accredited. Additionally, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate providing access to Smithsonian resources, including its 136 million-object collections, scholarships, traveling exhibitions, and membership benefits. This affiliation also gives the Museum and the Smithsonian Institution the opportunity to pursue high level collaborations around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), climate change, the natural world and digital initiatives.