COMING SOON! Meerkats 3D
Opening Friday, September 6
Meerkats 3D takes audiences into the world of a meerkat family as they cope with twists and turns of life in Africa’s Kalahari Desert. The film begins as matriarch Klinky’s newest litter emerges from the burrow for the first time. Klinky and her family, including her elder children and regular babysitters, Ms. Bean and Harry, must endure turf wars from rival families, attacks from vicious predators big and small, and internal family turmoil. This tale of strength, survival, and family bonds will delight audiences of all ages.
Fiesta FREE Day! SCFD Community FREE Day
Sunday, September 8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., FREE
In addition to outstanding permanent exhibitions, including Expedition Health, Space Odyssey, Prehistoric Journey, and Egyptian Mummies, enjoy traditional dance performances and themed arts and crafts.
Science Lounge: Where in the World
Thursday, September 19, 6:30–9:30 p.m., $10 member, $12 nonmember
(If sold out online, tickets available at the door.) Enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment every third Thursday of the month. Ages 21 and up. This month, where in the world will our fourth annual Geek Cup Challenge take you? Along with your fellow gumshoes, follow clues leading you on a global chase to find the loot and catch the crook.
Tuesday, September 24, 7 p.m., $8 member, $10 nonmember
Museum research associate and geologist Bob Raynolds spent months living and travelling in Africa in 1973. This year, he returned to Egypt, Kenya, and Ethiopia and was awestruck by the dramatic changes in infrastructure and lifestyles. Places that could scarcely be reached 40 years ago now have beautifully paved roads. Electricity abounds, and cell phones have propelled people to new lifestyles and connectivity. Through images and Bob’s unique gift for storytelling, travel to Africa and see how the northeastern part of the continent has been shaped by forces of modernization, and marvel at other features that remain unchanged, in particular the beauty, the exotic feel, and the great hospitality of the people.
Bringing Back the Pollinators
Thursday, September 26, 7 p.m., $8 member, $10 nonmember
Heard about colony collapse, the mysterious disappearances of bees, and peril to our food supplies? Many of us have been in our backyards, wondering about the diminished hum and buzz around our vegetables and flowers. The good news is that there are steps we can take to increase the resilience of pollinator populations to cope with changes in our environment. Join Scott Hoffman Black, executive director of the Xerces Society, to discuss the importance of the groups of insects that provide pollination services in North America, and learn about straightforward actions that protect and provide habitats for pollinators
Sunday, September 29
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science will partner with the Denver Astronomical Society for a day of astronomical activities. Space scientists, space educator, and space explorers will give presentations in Space Odyssey. Weather permitting, solar telescopes will allow for safe viewing of the Sun. Check dmns.org for more details.
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205