Denver, Colorado: Gnomes Hidden at Museum

Eight tiny gnomes are surreptitiously painted into the science museum's dioramas.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Address:
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO
Directions:
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, in City Park, approximately three miles east of downtown Denver, at the intersection of Montview and Colorado Boulevards.
Hours:
Daily 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas. (Call to verify)
Phone:
303-370-6000
Admission:
Adults $11, Children $6.
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Tiny painted gnomes.

Gnomes of Nature and Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science's hidden gnomes are really tiny creatures, only a couple inches tall, and virtually impossible to pick out without assistance.

[Robert MacLeay, 07/31/2010]
Gnomes Hidden at Museum

Hidden in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's dioramas are eight tiny gnomes that are painted into the dioramas (originally created sometime in the '70s). The artist used the gnomes as his signature - for something fun and different.

When I was in elementary school, the best part of going to the museum was trying to find the gnomes (like "Where's Waldo" on a grand scale), but will all the newbies in Denver nobody seems to know or remember that they are still there. They are!

[Jessica Burris, 01/02/2006]

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