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June 2018
Theater, Science, Kids

June 7

10:15 am - 10:45 am
$4 - $5

Storytime in the Dome: If You Love Honey

Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome as we discover how honey is a sweet gift from nature – ALL of nature, actually! From the golden honey on bread to the earthworms crawling underground, bees are only the beginning of our journey! After the story, join us in The Museum Store for a meet & greet with local children’s book illustrator, Cathy Morrison!

$5 per child / $4 for members – caregivers are free

Science, Teens, Adults

June 7

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Northern Colorado Astronomical Society

Join the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS) for their monthly meeting at the Museum! Each month brings a new presenter and exciting topics, like tracking satellites, the science of black holes, and other cool explorations in space science. Visit www.nocoastro.org for more information.

History, All Ages

June 9

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Culture in the Courtyard: Home Sweet Homestead

Washing clothes by hand, tying knots, and panning for gold… just a normal day in the life of a 19th century Homesteader! Stop by FCMoD’s Heritage Courtyard in Library Park to learn some homesteading skills to help you survive out here in the West. We’ll have our 3 historic cabins and 1905 schoolhouse open for exploration, too!

Suggested donation: $3. This program is located in the Heritage Courtyard in Library Park at 200 Mathews Street.

Theater, Music, Teens, Adults

June 12

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dome Lab Meetup

DomeLab at FCMoD is an open meetup for anyone who wants to stretch their creativity in the dome. Whether you are a digital artist, painter, musician, DJ, VJ, photographer, or even a programmer this is for you! DomeLab is open and free to anyone interested in creating and collaborating on projects of all types so bring your creativity and #doitinadome!

For more information about DomeLab click here to join our Facebook group.

Science, All Ages

June 16

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meet the Animals

Are you ready for face-to-face encounters with FCMoD’s creatures, critters, and creepy-crawlies?

Scamper into our Animal Encounters exhibit to dig deeper into the animal kingdom. It’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

Science, Adults

June 20

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 - $20

Discovery Distilled: The Science of Beer

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite beer taste so good? Or what makes a stout different from an IPA?

Join us for Discovery Distilled: The Science of Beer, the first in a new 21+, casual, after-hours series at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Chat with experts from Odell, New Belgium, Horse & Dragon, Gilded Goat, Loveland Aleworks, and the CSU Fermentation Lab as they break down ingredients and reveal the science behind their brews. Come drink some beers, learn something new, and explore all that your museum has to offer.

One drink ticket, snacks, and unforgettable experiences are included with admission. The Taco Stop will also be on site for the evening.

Tickets $20/$15 for members. This event is 21+ only. ID required for purchase and participation.

Sponsored by Odell Brewing

Theater, Science, Kids

June 21

10:15 am - 10:45 am
$4 - $5

Storytime in the Dome: The Curious Little Snail

Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome as we discover the secret world of snails! Meet Serena the snail and join her on an adventure for answers to some of life’s big questions! After the story, join us in The Museum Store for a meet and greet with local children’s book author and illustrator, Ashley Young!

$5 per child / $4 for members – caregivers are free

Theater, Teens, Adults

June 21

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$8 - $10

Discovery After Dark: Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern, featuring Peter Sommer (presented by Hyperprism Music), is an evening of live electroacoustic music by Colorado composers that celebrates the silent film era. Works inspired by such classics as “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” and “A Trip to the Moon” along with other works inspired by imagery both real and artificial. Renowned jazz saxophonist Peter Sommer will join the Hyperprism Chamber Ensemble in an exciting blend of movies, music and electronic soundscapes.


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Music, All Ages

June 23

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pop-Up Music

Cardboard speakers, basic ukulele chords, drum circles… we’ve got a lot of activities in our repertoire, so who knows what we’ll pull out next?

Join us in the gallery for an activity that rocks as hard as you do (well, almost!).

Science, All Ages

June 23

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Museum Takeover: Pollinator Party

What do a beetle, a bee, a butterfly, and a hummingbird have in common? They are all pollinators! Celebrate National Pollinator’s Week with us by learning all about these helpful creatures and everything they do for our planet. It’ll ‘bee’ a great time!

Included with admission.

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