Free Shows and Demos

Want to know what's happening at the Museum?  We have plenty of activities going on daily! Click here for our demonstration and show schedule.

Choose a day below to view the available events, IMAX films, and Planetariums shows.

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Events for Saturday, November 23, 2013
  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

    In this Museum-produced show, zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole.

    Run Time: 25 minutes


    November 1 - December 19, 2013
    Mon - Fri: 2:00 p.m.
    Sat - Sun: 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.


  • Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure

    Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in air.

    In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, travel through our solar system at many times the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons.

    Run Time: 22 minutes


    November 1 - December 19, 2013
    Mon - Fri: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 3:00 p.m.
    Sat - Sun: 10:30 a.m., noon, 3:00 p.m.

  • Everyday Chemistry

    Grades 4-6

    Did you know your body depends on chemical reactions? Strap on your safety goggles and discover how chemistry is present in our everyday lives. Use lab equipment as you make products such as toothpaste and ice cream! Bring a lunch and a drink.

    Saturday, Nov 23rd
    10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    $40 member, $50 nonmember

    Reservations Call 303.370.6000, Daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Families & Children
  • Great White Shark 3D

    Misunderstood, maligned, and on the verge of extinction, the great white shark is an iconic predator, and the creature we love to fear. Come face-to-face with great whites in stunning 3D as you explore their place at the top of the oceanic food chain and meet key researchers whose lives have been changed by contact with this phenomenal animal. Shot on location in the crystal clear waters of Mexico’s legendary Guadalupe Island, the bone-chilling depths near South Africa, and newly discovered shark territory off the coast of New Zealand, Great White Shark 3D goes to the depths of human daring to tell the true story about sharks.

    Run Time: 40 minutes


    November 1 - January 23, 2013
    Sun-Mon: 11:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m. 

  • Kitchen Chemistry

    Grades K-3 with adult

    Get the whole family into the act and become mad scientists! Learn how to safely turn your kitchen into a chemistry lab using everyday products you’ll find around the house. You may even get to eat some of your experiments. 

    Saturday, Nov 23rd
    12-2 p.m.
    $25/pair member, $30/pair nonmember

    Reservations Call 303.370.6000, Daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Families & Children
  • Meerkats 3D

    Meerkats 3D follows an extraordinary—and adorable—family that stands just 12 inches tall. Discover how these tiny but strong creatures survive in the harsh desert, led by the family’s tenacious matriarch, Klinky. Her daunting task is to both protect the offspring she has as well as produce more pups to ensure the family’s survival for generations to come. Together, this family of 20 will battle a rival gang to protect their territory, their pups, and their lives as they also contend with the desolate environment which is their home.


    September 6, 2013 - January 23, 2014
    Sun-Thurs: 2:00 p.m.
    Fri-Sat: 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. 

  • Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D

    Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D will allow viewers to see things not visible to the naked eye, thanks to the film's innovative use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology. The audience will be taken into the microscopic world once reserved only for scientists to see a whole new universe of things, events and creatures. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, the setting and story are pure entertainment, but the science is breathtakingly real.


    November 1, 2013 - January 23, 2014
    Sun-Thurs: 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
    Fri-Sat: 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

    One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.

    Run Time: 23 minutes


    November 1 - December 19, 2013
    Mon - Sun: 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

  • To Space and Back

    Space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. It is helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it is reaching down into our world and influencing the way in which we live. Produced by The Franklin Institute, together with Sky-Skan, and narrated by Top Gear’s James May, this technologically advanced planetarium show is a story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.

    Run Time: 25 minutes


    November 1-December 19
    Mon-Fri: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
    Sat-Sun: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

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