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Jacob's Review:
   The planetarium and IMAX are awesome! The planetarium is all about space and our skies or atmosphere. I got to see this show about black holes. It was wicked! Did you know that nothing can escape a black hole? Not even light! The IMAX was really cool because I got to see a movie in 3D. The show I saw was about tornadoes. I got to see a tornado in 3D. Too cool! I don’t think I ever want to see a tornado in real life though. That would be scary.


Dad's Notes:
   Denver’s Gates Planetarium and IMAX are located at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. You can easily spend a day catching a variety of shows at these two facilities, especially if anyone in your travel group has trouble staying on their feet throughout the day. Each feature film at the IMAX and Planetarium is usually under one hour long and holds the attention of even the youngest in the audience. This also makes these attractions a nice way to break up a day of exploring the museum itself.

   The films showing at the Planetarium and IMAX change regularly. Be sure to check their schedules when planning a trip. Both attractions have separate admission prices from the museum itself, which makes it nice if you don’t plan to explore the museum. Keep in mind there is a no late admittance policy. The staff recommends arriving 30 to 40 minutes before your show starts because lines can grow long.

   If the kids aren’t too excited about the idea of vising a museum, take them to the IMAX or Planetarium first. The IMAX shows many educational 3D features while the Planetarium specializes in films about the cosmos and weather. The films can be the perfect way to bridge an exploration of the space and discovery exhibits at the museum.




Address:
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

Planetarium Admission: (subject to change):
Adult: $18.00
Junior (3-18) or Student w/ID: $12.00
Senior (65+): $14.00
IMAX Admission: (subject to change):
Adult: $10.00
Junior (3-18) or Student w/ID: $8.00
Senior (65+): $8.00

Memberships and Admission Packages are available.

Phone Numbers:
303.370.6000

Hours(subject to change):
Hours vary; please check schedule.

Planetarium: www.dmns.org
IMAX: www.dmns.org/imax


   Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science © by Ross Michaels. Thanks Ross!


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Jacob Tip:   Did you know the first modern planetarium was built in 1924? The Deusches Museum in Munich, Germany built it. Today there are more than 100 major planetariums around the globe.
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