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Denver Museum of Nature and Science



This is the view from the evening (event) entrance to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Dev and I visited Wednesday morning...along with every school aged child within 50 miles of Denver. Ironic for two teachers on spring break- TRYING TO AVOID REMEMBERING THAT THEY WORK WITH CHILDREN EVERYDAY. Oh well, you can't win 'em all.

What a neat museum! We went to see the iMax movie "Arabia." It was simply breathtaking! Narrated by Dame Helen Miren (sp), it was made by a young film maker from Saudi Arabia. He has been attending film school in Chicago, I think, for the last 7 years. It glossed over a bit of the uglier side of the regions history, but as a travel piece it was gorgeous.

The other exhibits at the museum included an Egyptian mummy room (really cool), regional diorama rooms for Africa, Australia, etc., a small insect exhibit, an educational room about space (with cool 3-d model projections and stuff like that), a Native American exhibit and a prehistoric look at the Denver area. I'm sure there was more stuff, but we had been there all morning, and we were getting a little tired of dodging children, so we left.

If you have kids, you really should take them there. Even if you don't have kids, you should go...just not during spring break. Go late in the afternoon. Just sayin'....

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