Construction Updates



Beginning Monday, June 6, 2011, the stretch of City Park Road between Montview and 17th Avenue will be permanently closed by Denver Parks and Recreation. This stretch of road will be used for construction vehicles from August 2011 through summer 2013 during the construction of the Museum's Education and Collections Facility. It will then be demolished and re-landscaped in Summer 2013, creating a large meadow in the southeast corner of City Park. Denver Parks and Recreation is working in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to coordinate and communicate this change.


Beginning Monday, June 6, 2011, the School Entrance will move from the south side to the east side of the Museum to prepare for construction of the new Education and Collections Facility. School buses will load and unload on the east side near the Phipps IMAX Theater outside entrance. School buses that are remaining on site are to park North of the Museum and City Park Baseball fields. This bus lot can be accessed via 23rd Ave. The existing bus drop-off circle and the road that runs south through City Park to 17th Avenue will be closed as well. An updated bus map can be found here.



The Museum will be updating its fire detection and suppression systems requiring some halls to be temporarily closed. These improvements to our 100-year-old building are thanks to Denver voters and the Better Denver Bond Program.


Current Hall Closure(s):

World Ethnology: August 15 - late fall 2011

Australia/South Pacific: October 11-November 7


Upcoming Hall Closures:

South America/Africa: November 9-December 9


*These dates are subject to change.

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