DAF March Hard Hat Tour – Denver Museum of Nature and Science Addition

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Thursday, March 20th, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Eventbrite - DAF March Hard Hat Tour - Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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Rendering courtesy of Klipp Architects

Location: 2001 Colorado Blvd
Owner: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Architect: Klipp Architects

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science expansion project will provide the museum with an additional 126,000f2 of space to house the new Education & Collections Facility. As part of the museum’s strategic masterplan called, “Museum 20/20,” the three-story, five-level addition allows space for both exhibitions and new scientific research.

Above ground, the facility will house a new interactive children’s centre, additional space for science programs, a flexible atrium space for a myriad of uses including hands-on experiments for visitors, a temporary exhibition gallery for travelling exhibitions, and “nature plaza,” where learning integrates with Denver’s City Park via a spacious terrace. The plaza will also serve as the museum’s new school entrance.

Below ground, the two levels of state-of-the art storage and preservation allow for the housing, study, and preservation of more than 1.4m artifacts and specimen in the museum’s research collections. The space will provide suitable temperature and humidity levels to ensure proper preservation.

Arup provided sustainability and engineering guidance to help the client reach ambitious sustainability goals, including securing a LEED Platinum certification, achieving a 50% improvement on ASHRAE 90.1 energy use guidelines, and assisting the museum in their goal to achieve a zero carbon footprint.

The cost of the tour is as follows. For information on membership, please visit www.denverarchitecture.org.

  • Denver Architectural Foundation Members: $10
  • Non-members: $15
  • Non-member registration with one-year individual membership: $40
  • Student Member $5

Please use the EventBrite link above to register. Registration must be complete by Wednesday, March 19th at noon.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be given only if cancellations are received before noon on Tuesday, March 18th.
Space is limited, so register now to ensure a place on the tour.  Meeting logistics will be sent out the day prior to the tour to those who are registered.

We hope you can make it!

Denver Architectural Foundation