What We Do


Museum scientists study the history, evolution, and diversity of the universe, the Earth, and its inhabitants. We make new discoveries and share them with our communities through presentation, publication, and programming.


Incorporating ethnography and archaeology, the Department of Anthropology studies humans and their many cultures.

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Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences combines paleontology and geology in its attempt to understand and document the evolution of the planet.

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Health Sciences

The mission of Health Sciences Department is to explore and teach the biological principles of human health and disease.

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Space Sciences

The Department of Space Sciences explores the mysteries of the universe, focusing on the lives and environments of young stars.

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The Department of Zoology investigates evolutionary patterns and processes leading to a better understanding of the world's biodiversity.

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Internships at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science allow students and recent graduates to gain hands-on experience in scientific research, collections and archives, behind-the-scenes in our various administrative departments, and out in the community. These programs are valuable stepping stones toward careers in the natural sciences. Click here to see a list of available internships.

Key Contact

Bradmon Carla 224X215

Carla Bradmon
Business Support Supervisor, Research & Collections Division
[email protected]

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