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Denver Museum Of Nature & Science – Stonehenge Exhibit

2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303.370.6000
Admission Fee: Museum Admission Fee & Special Exhibit Ticket
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stonehenge is a special exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that runs from March 12, 2021, through September 6. 2021.  The exhibit includes 400 artifacts, a short informative film, and the science behind breakthrough discoveries.

Stonehenge Special Exhibit Ticket Info

This exhibit requires a timed special exhibition ticket, in addition to the regular admission ticket.  You can purchase a ticket for the exhibit on the Stonehenge Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discovery ticket page.

Stonehenge Exhibit Non-Member Pricing

Adults $9

Youth  $7
Youth are children ages 3-18

Senior $7
Seniors are adults 65+

Stonehenge Member Pricing

Adults $8

Youth  $6
Youth are children ages 3-18

Senior $6
Seniors are adults 65+

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The Significance Of The Skies

Some exhibits explored how the different scientific disciplines, such as astronomy, interacted with Stonehenge.  Below is an example of the signage of one of the exhibits at the Stonehenge Exhibit:

The Significance Of The Skies

Was Stonehenge an observatory?  Did ancient people use it to predict eclipses?  While its stones were set up to mark the solstices and probably the extremes of moonrise and moonset, the more elaborate claims for Stonehenge’s astronomical capabilities are now thought to have been overstated.

Although the builders had astonishing powers of observation and engineering, their astronomical alignments are not very precise.  Archaeoastronomers think this is because Stonehenge was built as a monument incorporating ideas about the cosmos and not as a precision tool for astronomical observation.

Stonehenge Exhibit At Denver Museum Of Nature & Science

Summary Of Stonehenge Exhibit

We enjoyed the Stonehenge Exhibit at the Denver Museum Of Nature & Science. We have an annual pass to the museum so we did not have to pay for the admission itself, but we did have to have a timed ticket.  The special exhibit admission price for members was reasonably priced for the exhibit size and scope.

The exhibit lost the attention of my 10 year old pretty quickly.  The exhibit had one or two interactive screen-type displays but other than that it was artifacts.  There was a short informative film at the end of the exhibit that he did somewhat sit for.  By the time we made it that far, the exit was in sign and he was ready to go!

Overall, the Stonehenge Exhibit was a good use of our time, money, and energy.  I am not a big Stonehenge fan, but I did find it interesting and enjoyable.  My favorite part of the exhibit was how it showed how different science fields had an impact on understanding science.  I felt this was great as a homeschool mom because most things in life are intertwined and do not work independently of one another – the exhibit did a great job of showing this!