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Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash.
Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash.

If you are looking to embark on an amazing family-friendly adventure this summer, then you should check out the Dark Universe show at the Denver Planetarium. In this show there is a live demonstrator who will accompany you on your journey through a three-dimensional atlas of the known universe. Even kids who don't have an affinity for science will love the colorful demonstration of the inner-working of the universe. Even preschoolers return home with a new appreciation for the immensity, complexity, and beauty of our solar system and what lies beyond. Continue reading for more details on this wonderful event.


Our Dark Universe


Just like the unexplored depths of the sea, our vast and untouched universe is a mystery; The Dark Universe aims to uncover some of that mystery. In this series at the Denver Planetarium, visitors will taken, "out of the Milky Way Galaxy, drop you alongside a parachute descending through Jupiter’s atmosphere and bring you all the way to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Examine the last 100 years of space discovery and witness the technology that makes it all possible." The show is narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson is an American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator.


The Planetarium is part of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, located at 2001 Colorado boulevard in Denver next to City Park and the Denver Zoo. While the City and County of Denver mandate for face coverings is no longer in effect, you are encouraged and welcome to wear a face covering when you visit the Museum. Children ages 0-2 do not need a ticket. Your tickets are attached to your confirmation letter and may be scanned from your phone. The Dark Universe presentation is only a half-hour engagement, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the museum. The show is running everyday until September 1st. Check the Denver Museum website for tickets and time slots.

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