Series Fundraising Events
The Centennial Series kicks off in August
with special voyages. Mark your calendar
for these unique fund-raising events to benefit the
Museums education programs.
details and reservations, or to receive a complete list
of all the series events, please call Ruth Jones at
In the Footsteps of Shackleton
Monday, August 27, 6:3010:00 p.m.
Be the very first to see the most anticipated IMAX film
to hit Denver since 1997s Everest. Shackletons
Antarctic Adventure recalls the extraordinary true
story of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and his now
legendary 19141916 Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
Although Shackleton and his team never reached the goal
of being the first to reach the South Pole on foot,
this expedition has become a larger-than-life testament
to heroism and human endurance. All 28 members of the
crew survived nearly two years in the barren, frigid
Antarctic after their ship, the Endurance, was
caught in pack ice and eventually crushed.
Internationally acclaimed photographer and mountaineer
Galen Rowell will be the special guest at this event.
He will share his personal experience and the incredible
images of his recent Antarctic adventure. He will sign
copies of his book, Poles Apart: Parallel Visions
of the Arctic and Antarctic. A buffet dinner rounds
out the evening.
Tickets: $125 per person, limit 400
Voyages of Discovery Premiere
Wednesday, September 5, 6:3010:00 p.m.
Get a sneak peek of the dynamic, eye-pleasing exhibition,
Voyages of Discovery, before it opens to the
public. This exhibition from The Natural History Museum
in London explores the human drama of key scientific
voyages of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, including
Charles Darwins significant exploration of the
Galápagos Islands. You will enjoy the priceless
collection of scientific specimens, beautiful artwork,
and journals fromDarwin and other famous explorers such
as Captain James Cook, Sir Hans Sloane, and Alfred Russell
Wallace. The president of the London museum, Sir Neil
Chalmers, will be the evenings special guest.
Cocktails, formal dinner, and a leisurely, up-close
look at this extraordinary display are included.
Tickets: $150 per person, limit 250
Dangerous Beauty: An Armchair Adventure
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Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy cocktails in Botswana Hall and meet Mark Ross,
author of Dangerous Beauty: Life and Death in Africa,
True Stories from a Safari Guide. One of the most
seasoned, skilled safari guides in Africa for more than
20 years, Mark will present slides and stories from
his travels and bring to vivid life deadly charges by
elephants; encounters with lions, cheetahs, and Cape
buffaloes; and first-hand accounts of mass migrations
of wildebeest and zebras. Miramax Books will publish
Dangerous Beauty on August 15; get your autographed
copy at this event hot off the press!
Tickets: $75 per person, limit 75 people