Denver Museum of Nature & Science Weddings
Updated March 30, 2023
Where is the Denver Museum of Nature & Science?
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science is located adjacent to City Park in Denver, CO. You’ll find them at 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver. The Museum is a staple of Denver’s City Park and boasts proximity to the Denver Zoo and acres of green space right in the center of Denver’s City Park neighborhood.
I used to work at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (and as a Denver Wedding Photographer I’m in the park often) so I know City Park and the Museum well. I can help us scout spots for photos throughout the museum!
What is the overall feel of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science?
From their site:
Imagine inviting T.rex to your wedding! Or how about a couple of mummies and a family of polar bears? A wedding at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science truly is unlike any other, where you and your guests can celebrate among nature’s wonders. Our spacious facility offers many options for the perfect setting, and our full-service event and catering planners ensure you can relax and enjoy the big day. The Museum knows all about meaningful experiences—let us create one for you too!
If you choose DMNS, you’ll be hosting your wedding at a museum, so it has a whimsy and fun to it that many venues simply don’t have.
I love that there are so many places in the museum to explore and that there is awesome scenery just outside the doors in City Park.
Pro Tips for Getting Married at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The museum hosts hundreds of events a year so are well equipped with their own catering and event staff. Plus they have a team of in-house event coordinators who have event planning at the museum down to a science (no pun intended).
In the spring and summer months there is a rose garden that surrounds the splash pad on the West side of the museum.
One of the most popular places to host a ceremony is in the West Atrium, which boasts three story windows overlooking City Park. However, I would recommend turning your ceremony orientation, so the views would be to the side of your guests. This allows for you and your spouse to avoid being backlit for the entire ceremony, which means better light for your photos.
If you can utilize the Sky Terrace, DO! It can be tight with too many people, but the views are spectacular and it’s a breath of fresh air outdoors compared to the indoor spaces for the rest of your event.
Leave time for sunset portraits in City Park on the west side of the museum. And visit the mastodon too!
Video from Denver Museum of Nature and Science Wedding
I travel all over the state of Colorado and across the US to capture connected wedding stories for devoted and courageous couples. I’d love to be your Denver Museum of Nature & Science wedding photographer!