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The kid-friendly exhibitions at Denver's natural-history and science museum in City Park explore six main areas of focus: anthropology, geology, paleontology, health science, zoology and space science. All told, the museum houses over 4 million artifacts and specimens (though only 2 percent are displayed at a time). Explore entertaining and informative exhibitions like Space Odyssey, Expedition Health, Egyptian Mummies, Prehistoric Journey and the wildly popular Discovery Zone for young kids, as well as the 89 wildlife dioramas in the museum's halls. Be sure to catch an educational screening at the Phipps Imax theater—Colorado's first—or at the Gates Planetarium.