Denver Museum of Nature and Science
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is one of those rare attractions that is as entertaining as it is educational, and as suitable for kids as it is fascinating for grown-ups. The museum draws nearly 180,000 teachers and students each year, and countless more tourists, all of whom value the unique, hands-on presentation style of the exhibitions. Boasting an IMAX theatre, Planetarium, and an assortment of high-tech, interactive 'discovery areas' (most famously, the Space Odyssey and Prehistoric Journey sections), visitors of all ages are sure to come away from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science enriched, and more enthusiastic about the world's natural treasures. The museum also houses a popular gift shop and the T-Rex Cafe.
Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd.
Telephone: (303) 370 6000
Opening times: Open daily 9am-5pm (closed on Christmas Day).
Admission: General museum admission: $12 (adult), $8 (senior), $6 (junior/student). Certain shows/exhibitions charge extra, and may require you to pre-book tickets on the museum's website.