Denver Museum of Nature and Science IMAX Show

HILLS works with people with a variety of developmental disabilities as well as physical disabilities and traumatic brain injury.  We are documenting all of our excursions with the purpose of focusing specifically on accessibility components of our trips so that anyone who may be visiting these places in the future can learn from our experiences and benefit from them.

On Friday January 21st, 2011 we took a group of 8 clients to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to see the IMAX movie “Under the Sea”.

  • The Denver Museum of Nature and Science offers free tickets to people/staff accompanying anyone with a disability.
  • There are ample handicapped parking spots available right next to the main entrance on the north side of the building.
  • The IMAX theater has accessible seating which can be reached on the 3rd floor.
  • The elevator at the museum is fairly small and holds approximately one wheelchair and one mobile person.  Two wheelchairs could not fit.
  • You can look around at some of the exhibits on the 3rd floor while you are waiting to get into the movie.
  • They start seating people approximately 10 minutes prior to the movie showtime.
  • “Under the Sea” is an easier movie to watch than some other IMAX movies as it does not have fast motion like in other IMAX movies so for people with sensory sensitivity it is a manageable movie.
  • We used the bathrooms on the first floor and they were very large and accessible.
  • As always on our Denver day trips we rent our accessible vans from Wheelchair Getaways and they provide us with quality service.

We hope this was helpful for you and would love to hear your feedback!

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