Discovery for All at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
The museum provides a wide array of access through responsive and flexible channels to support all of us so that we can learn together, build memories, and inspire lifelong discovery.
In addition to general admission, FCMoD offers a variety of discounts for veterans, teachers, and other stewards of our community. We also offer seasonal discounts throughout the year:
- Military, Veterans, Educators, First Responders, and City of Fort Collins employees receive 10% off their entire admission order.
- Peddle & Paddle: Receive 10% off your entire admission order by using a green mode of transportation to the museum.
EBT/SNAP Card Discount
For community members who are eligible for SNAP Benefits or other financial support programs, FCMoD offers free admission to the museum and the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater.
FCMoD has partnered with several libraries across Northern Colorado to offer an admission pass so that every library card holder can “check out” FCMoD for free, just as they would a favorite book or movie. For more information and to reserve your pass, visit your library’s website:
- Poudre River Public Library District’s Curiosity Pass
- Longmont Public Library’s Discovery Pass
- High Plains Library District’s Museum Pass
- Wellington Public Library’s Adventure Pass
- Eaton Public Library’s Experience Pass
- Loveland Public Library Sweetheart Pass
FCMoD provides free admission to those who want to visit the museum and/or the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater for a day and indicate financial need at the time of their visit.
Visitors with intellectual, physical and/or developmental disabilities who are accompanied by a caregiver receive discounted general admission and discounted admission for the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, and free admission for their caregiver. If you have a party of 15 or more people, please contact our Group Host and Special Events Coordinator to organize a visit. Groups smaller than 15 people are welcome to purchase tickets at the front desk.
Ability passes can also be purchased as a pre-loaded card for organizations.
ASTC Passport Program
FCMoD is a proud partner of the Association of Science and Technology Center’s Passport Program, which grants free and discounted reciprocal admission to several local and international science and technology institutions. To learn more about the program and its rules, go here. (This excludes reciprocity with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science due to the 90-mile radius rule.)
North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association
FCMoD is a proud partner of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association, which grants free or discounted reciprocal admission to several institutions–from arts and history museums to botanical gardens, children’s museums, science centers, and more. To learn more about the program and its rules, go here. Currently available to our Family Plus and Contributing level members.
History Colorado and Sites
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery has a special partnership with History Colorado. Members of History Colorado can get into FCMoD fore free. Just show your History Colorado membership card at the front desk when you arrive.
Groups of 15 or more can reserve a visit at a reduced admission rate of $8. Group admission includes admission to a regularly scheduled show in the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater. Further information about group visits can be found here. For any questions about the group rate, please call the front desk at 970-221-6738 or email email@example.com.
Your membership helps support FCMoD and our mission to create meaningful opportunities to learn, reflect, and have fun, while providing you with incredible year-long access. FCMoD offers a variety of membership discounts to our community.
- Educators, military, veterans, first responder, and City of Fort Collins employees receive a 15% discount for any of our membership levels year-round.
- If you already have a membership at the Gardens on Spring Creek, receive a 10% discount for any of our membership levels with the museum.
- Keep an eye out for holidays and special events, we offer seasonal discounts throughout the year!
Admission Reciprocity ProgramsMembers of Fort Collins Museum of Discovery can get free admission to several museums around the country and even the world!
All FCMoD members are automatically part of the ASTC Passport Program which gives access to science and technology museums around the world. Please consult the ASTC Passport Program list to confirm the museum you want to visit is a part of the program. (This excludes reciprocity with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science due to the 90-mile radius rule.)
All FCMoD members also receive free admission for up to four adults and eight children to History Colorado Museum and Sites.
Family Plus and Contributing memberships receive access to museums that are a part of the North American Reciprocity Association. Please consult this list to see if the museum you want to visit is included in the program.
Early Childhood Membership
All students currently enrolled in Early Childhood programs with Poudre and Thompson School Districts are eligible for a free family level membership.
Memberships via Early Childhood programs are also eligible to upgrade to the Family Plus level for $60.
FCMoD provides 50 percent and 100 percent scholarship memberships to individuals or families who indicate financial need and are looking for opportunities to visit the museum multiple times a year.
The Community Circle
FCMoD has partnered with several community organizations including social service providers, Title I Schools and local nonprofits to reach more members of the community who would benefit from connecting with the museum. With this admission and membership program, we hope to reach community members experiencing barriers including but not limited to poverty, physical and mental health, and economic instability.
If your school or organization is interested in becoming part of the Community Circle, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love our Community Circle!
- Care Housing
- CASA Fort Collins Harmony House
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Family Housing Network
- La Familia / The Family Center
- Housing Catalyst
- Matthews House
- Neighbor to Neighbor
- Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow wow Association
- Nurse-Family Partnership
- Partners Mentoring Youth
- Poudre River Public Library District Outreach
- Poudre School District Department of Language, Culture, and Equity
- Salud Family Health Centers
Experiences at FCMoD
Free and Reduced Lunch Discount on Field Trip Experiences
Educators whose school has over 40% enrollment in free and reduced lunch programs qualify for a school group visit discount equivalent to the school’s percentage.
Reservations for school field trips are required at least two weeks in advance.
Scholarships for Paid Programs
FCMoD offers 50 percent and 100 percent scholarships for any person who is looking to participate in one of our paid programs and indicated financial need.
FCMoD welcomes all visitors and is committed to making the museum a rich and rewarding experience for all. Please visit our Accessibility page to learn about resources we have for our guests with specific needs.
Get FoCo App
The Get FoCo App is an all-in-one application portal to several discounted services and municipal benefits for income eligible residents, offered through the City of Fort Collins.
We will continue to update this section as we learn about new resources that benefit our visitors. Check back here soon for more!