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Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a natural history museum based in Denver, CO that was founded in 1900. As of 2019 they had $63 million in revenue and $35 million in assets.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world's unique treasures. Be a catalyst!. Ignite our community's passion for nature and ...

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: The Colorado Museum Of Natural History.

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Program areas at Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Exhibits, Digital Media, Programs & Partnerships: To advance its mission of igniting our community's passion for nature and science, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science presents a dynamic program of permanent and temporary exhibits (Dead Sea Scrolls, Mindbender Mansion, Cuba, Creatures of Light), educational films in its IMAX theater, and awe inspiring shows in its digital Planetarium. Total Museum attendance in 2018 was 2.04 million. These individuals from all walks of life connected with us at our City Park location and through a variety of offsite experiences, such as the Dinosaur Gulch exhibit.

Educational Programs: Diverse program offerings include exciting science theater shows, tours, overnight camp-ins, After Hours curator lectures, Science Lounge, children's workshops, summer camps, and family activity programs. ExciteEd programs for schools include rigorous teacher professional development classes and school group Field Trip Adventures (classes). Distance learning ExciteEd programs reached 25 U.S. states, Canada, and South Africa. New Curiosity Kits and Wonder Workshops met students in their own classrooms. In 2019, the Museum will be launching a Mobile Museum on Wheels.

Form 990s for Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Nov 7, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Nov 8, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 17, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 13, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Total grants, contributions, etc.$37,496,333
Program services$19,293,757
Investment income and dividends$78,554
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$153,562
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-4,488
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$5,808,664
Miscellaneous revenues$311,149
Total revenues$63,137,531

Vendors for Denver Museum of Nature and Science

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-03-17
█████████Marketing software2020-03-03
█████████ ██████ ███ █████ ██Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-09-12
████ ██████████████ ███Phone Solicitations$22,9342018-12-01
████ ███████████ ███Engineering Architectural Services$612,4922018-12-01
███ ████████ ███████████████Cleaning Services$707,6672018-12-01
████ █████ ███Exhibit Design$1,045,2802018-12-01
████████ ███ ██████████Planned Giving Consultant$66,0002018-12-01
...and 12 more vendors

Personnel at Denver Museum of Nature and Science

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
George SparksPresident and Chief Executive Officer$347,633Dec. 31, 2018
Edward D ScholzVice President of Finance and Business Operations / Treasurer and Vice President Fin and Bus O$208,428Nov. 7, 2019
█████ █████Vice President of Museum Partnerships$168,072Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ██████Vice President of Development$187,787Dec. 31, 2018
████████ █████████Vice President of Research and Collections$180,846Dec. 31, 2018
████ ████████Director of Museum Programs$122,708Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ███████Director of Marketing$121,181Dec. 31, 2018
████ ████Director of Technology$134,918Dec. 31, 2018
██████ █████████Director of Membership$122,979Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ██████Director of Advancement$123,739Dec. 31, 2018
...and six more key personnel

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