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Take advantage of unique Backstage Pass learning opportunities throughout the city. Meet the experts behind the region's top museums and get one-of-a-kind peeks at the exhibits and innovation that make them great. These limited-access special events will provide unique ways for the public to experience education here in Denver. Find out more about Backstage Pass events at EducationNation.com/Denver, and tune in to 9NEWS all week to find out about the latest in education across our region.

You can sign up now for the Education Nation Backstage Pass events at Denver's top cultural institutions. Limited tickets are available for each of these special events.

Thursday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Denver Museum of Science & Nature: Yuri's Night
Celebrate human exploration of space by commemorating Yuri Gagarin's flight as the first human in space. Register at www.dmns.org or 303-370-6000. Promotion Code: YURI412

Friday, April 13, 11 a.m. to noon
Denver Art Museum: Madeleine Albright Q&A
In advance of the April 15 opening of "Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection," former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will hold an informal Q&A session with area high school students. To reserve, high school students can contact Marie Stanley by April 11 at mstanley@denverartmuseum.org and use ED NATION in the subject line. If there is space available you will receive a confirmation email. High school students only.

Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to noon
Denver Art Museum: Yves Saint Laurent Fashion Studio and Tour
Join us for an exclusive tour of the Fashion Studio, followed by a complimentary visit to "Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibition." Email rsvp@denverartmuseum.org with ED NATION in the subject line by 12:00 noon on April 13. Only those who receive a confirmation are confirmed for this tour.

Thursday, April 19, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
History Colorado Center: Behind the Scenes Tour
Give your family on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the History Colorado Center's hands-on and high-tech exhibits, connecting what WAS to what's NEXT. Register at historycoloradocenter.org/educators/backstagepass by midnight on April 16. Ten families will be selected in a random drawing on April 17 and notified by email.

Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Denver Museum of Science & Nature: Science Lounge: Science of Flight
Enjoy a flight of beer as you learn about flying monsters - past, present, and future. Take a lesson in aerodynamics by building your own paper airplanes, and watch the IMAX 3D film "Flying Monsters." Adults can register at www.dmns.org or 303-370-6000. Ages 21+ only. Promo code: SCIENCE419