Discovery Boxes

Bringing hands-on discovery straight to you!

Discovery Boxes are filled with a combination of books, toys, science experiments, learning challenges, guided explorations, and educational activities to help you deep-dive into discovery this summer through hands-on, minds-on learning right in your own living room, backyard, or porch! Your kids will be able to independently experiment, invent, and explore a different subject each month this summer through the lens of STEAM and History!

The activities in each box can be explored independently or together as a family. Activities are designed to help kids thoroughly explore a subject and can be completed in any order, but together create a cumulative learning experience.

How to order & details on Discovery Boxes:

How do I order?

Scroll down to see each month’s themed offering, with a Discovery Box available for two different age ranges. Select which Discovery Box you’d like to purchase and click the link below the summary of that month’s Discovery Box to complete your order.

What does it cost?

Discovery Boxes start at $85 with the option to add a Sibling Kit Add-On. Members receive a 10% discount and Family Plus members or higher receive a 20% discount!

How do I receive my Discovery Box? Delivery

If you’d like you Discovery Box delivered, museum staff will deliver the purchased box to you on the Tuesday following your order.

*Please note: the museum can only deliver to addresses within Fort Collins. On-site pick up is available for addresses outside of Fort Collins. 

How do I receive my Discovery Box? Pick Up

If you’d like to pick up your purchased Discovery Box, the box will be available on the Tuesday following your order. Please arrive at the museum on June 11 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and every Tuesday during the same period of time after that.

*Please note: Discovery Boxes are not available for purchase on-site and must be purchased online in advance.

Sibling Kit Add-On

Sibling kits include extra materials to complete consumable activities such as experiments, maker activities, and crafts but does NOT double everything in the kit, some items such as educational toys, games, and exploration materials are designed to be shared.

Become a Member!

Members receive an exclusive discount on Discovery Boxes! Become a member today to not only take advantage of this perk, but to further your support for FCMoD.

Discovery Boxes: June

Oh the weather outside is beautiful! Let’s take our discovery outside with this month’s Discovery Boxes! We’ll discover the creatures and critters around us, while also learning about the ecosystems we belong to.

Ready, set… explore!

Discovery Box: Ecosystem Explorers

Birds, frogs, and ferrets oh my! Learn about the many habitats and ecosystems animals call home and the different adaptations animals use to survive. Explore how humans impact ecosystems and how we can help save them by understanding and investigating them. Then, put on your Naturalist hats and head out on your own ecosystem explorations to discover the wilds of the animal world for yourself!

Available: 6/15/2020
Cost: $85, members receive a 10% discount, Family Plus members or higher receive a 20% discount
Age Range: Best suited for ages 7-9, but will be enjoyed by explorers up to the age of 11

Discovery Box: Amazing Animals

What’s underground, overhead, and all around? Animals! Learn about all the different places animals call home and discover some amazing animal characteristics! Discover that animals live in our cities and in the wild and learn how you can safely observe them. Then put on your Jr. Naturalist hats and explore our amazing world and the amazing animals that live here for yourself!

Available: 6/15/2020
Cost: $85, members receive a 10% discount, Family Plus members or higher receive a 20% discount
Age Range: Best suited for ages 3-6

Discovery Boxes: July

We’re blasting off with this month’s Discovery Boxes! It’s space month!

Discovery Box: Mission to Mars

Calling all Engineers, Scientists, and Astronauts! We’re heading off on a mission to explore our neighboring planet—Mars! Learn about what we’ve discovered about our terrestrial neighbor as we explore Mars’ surface. Discover some of the amazing ways we’ve traveled on Mars thanks to NASA’s incredible rovers. Experiment to build your own tools, rockets, and rovers as part of our planetary mission. And grab a seat to follow along with NASA’s 2020 launch of the Perseverance rover this July!  

Available: 7/7/2020
Cost: $85, members receive a 10% discount, Family Plus members or higher receive a 20% discount
Age Range: Best suited for ages 7-11 but will be enjoyed by explorers up to the age of 12 and advanced 6 year old explorers

Discovery Box: Astronaut Adventure

3. . .2. . .1 . . .BLAST OFF! This month we’re heading out to explore our galaxy, so find your spacesuit and prepare to become an astronaut! Learn about all the tools astronauts use to explore outer space. Discover the planets that make up our solar system and investigate our Sun and Moon. Explore rockets and prepare to launch into some out of this world discovery! 

Available: 7/7/2020
Cost: $85, members receive a 10% discount, Family Plus members or higher receive a 20% discount
Age Range: Best suited for ages 3-6

Discovery Boxes: August

Let’s take a step back in time. It’s history month!

Discovery Box: Time Travel Adventure

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Available: 8/15/2020
Cost: $85, members receive a 10% discount, Family Plus members or higher receive a 20% discount
Age Range: Best suited for ages 7-9, but will be enjoyed by explorers up to the age of 11

Discovery Box: Digging Through Time

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Available: 8/15/2020
Cost: $85, members receive a 10% discount, Family Plus members or higher receive a 20% discount
Age Range: Best suited for ages 3-6