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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
Skeleton of Edmontosaurus

Skeleton of Edmontosaurus.

Photo credit: Firsfron [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a municipal natural history and science museum. The museum houses more than 1 million objects and provides programming in six main areas: anthropology, geology, health science, paleontology, space science, and zoology.

Permanent exhibits include "Egyptian Mummies," which uses two mummies and their tomb artifacts to teach how the ancient civilization of Egypt preserved its dead. "Prehistoric Journey" traces the evolution of life on Earth. Displays include skeletons of diplodocus, allosaurus, and stegosaurus, a sea lilie reef diorama from 435 million years ago, a cast/replica skull of the ancient placoderm fish, dunkleosteus, and a collection of trilobites.

Other attractions include the 125-seat Gates Planetarium and the 440-seat Phipps IMAX Theater.

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