Denver Museum of Nature & Science

aka Colorado Museum of Natural History   |   Denver, CO   |  www.dmns.org

Mission

Be a catalyst! Ignite our community's passion for nature and science.

Notes from the nonprofit

Please visit our website for more information! www.dmns.org

Ruling year info

1939

President & CEO

Mr. George Sparks

Main address

2001 Colorado Blvd

Denver, CO 80205 USA

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Formerly known as

Colorado Museum of Natural History

EIN

84-0518447

NTEE code info

Natural History, Natural Science Museums (A56)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Museum Programs

http://www.dmns.org/learn/

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

American Association of Museums 2015

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world.

Active science takes place at the Museum every day. Our curators, collections managers, archivists, conservators, librarians, researchers, and lab assistants—along with 600 volunteers—are not only responsible for conducting research but also creating opportunities for citizens to become actively involved in science. The education staff creates compelling programs and experiences for millions of guests and schoolchildren that inspire a passion for exploring and understanding our natural and cultural world.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has become a renowned museum because of the tireless commitment of its staff, volunteers, members, donors, guests, and the citizens of Colorado, fulfilling our founders' dream of creating “one of the great entertaining and educational institutions of the country."

In 2014, the Museum opened its most modern and technologically advanced wing to date. The Morgridge Family Exploration Center is home to high-tech education studios, a second temporary exhibition gallery, and the wildly popular Discovery Zone for young children. The Avenir Collections Center is located in two underground levels. Only 2 percent of our 4.1 million artifacts and specimens are on display, making it especially important that our research collections are preserved in a facility with the highest standards in climate control and stable storage.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Board of directors
as of 10/11/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Montgomery Cleworth

None

Lisa Levin Appel

Christopher Chavez

Montgomery Cleworth

James Crocker

Peter Dea

John Freyer

Henry Gordon

Allegra "Happy" Haynes

Cary Kennedy

Walter Koelbel

John Levisay

David Liniger

Harold Logan

Donna Lynne

Anne McCarthy

Stephen McConahey

Susan McIntire

Timothy Ryan

Mark Sexton

M. Ray Thomasson

Leo Tilman

Edward Warner

Matthew Burkett

John Couzens

Naresh Mandava

Christine Marquez-Hudson

Steve Halstedt

Jena Hausmann

Wayne Hutchens

Kristin Richardson

Richard Ambrose

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No