Immerse yourself in Northern Colorado’s only 360° Dome theater: the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Featuring a massive 39-foot diameter overhead dome screen, adventurers of all ages will be wowed by the Dome’s state-of-the-art laser projection featuring ultra high-definition imagery and booming spatial audio system. Enjoy daily full dome shows, special lectures, live music events, artistic performances, experimental art, and much more!

BIG NEWS for Family Plus and Contributing Level Members! Starting on November 27th ,2023 we want to Give Thanks by offering free dome shows in the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater. That’s free access for our Explore More, Family Plus and Contributing Members to more than 900 shows per year including Daily Dome Shows and weekend Music Dome Shows.

Now Showing:

Showing this season:

*please note dates and times are subject to change

Dream To Fly

Dream To Fly is a poetic and touching story of aviation development through the ages. It presents the significant milestones on our route to conquering the skies – both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions of flying itself. 

Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11:30 AM

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Join Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend, Hu Hu Zhu, for a look at the stars. Take an imaginary trip to our Moon, learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star, and see how we all share the same sky. 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 10:45 AM

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CAPCOM GO: The Apollo Story

What did it take to get humans to the surface of the Moon? What challenges did the engineers, scientists, and astronauts who worked to achieve that goal face? From award-winning producer NSC Creative comes their latest show, an immersive historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. 

Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:30 AM

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Explore

Explore is the story of humanity’s fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today’s explorers depend on Kepler’s genius for their work in space. Enjoy a beautifully visualized trip through the history of astronomy. 

Thursdays and Fridays at 11:30 AM

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Accidental Astronauts

Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! 

Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking spaceship computer. See an asteroid crash into the Moon. Bounce along with them on the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. And gain a new appreciation of our home planet. 

Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:45 AM

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The Sun: Our Living Star

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. 

Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format. Our team has worked with some of the most talented planetarium producers to bring you this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives. 

Saturdays in February at 2:00 PM

Experience The Aurora

For the first time the aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky.

This immersive show shares the science behind the aurora and tells the story of the quest to find and photograph the aurora for wraparound display in fulldome theaters.

Sundays in February at 2:00 PM

Cosmic Safari

The search for life in the universe begins as we travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space.

In differing environmental conditions, you’ll discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. Cosmic Safari transforms scientific theory into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined.

Saturdays in March at 2:00PM

Forward to the Moon!

Forward to the Moon is a look into NASA’s Artemis program, the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters narrates.

Sundays in March at 2:00 PM

Violent Universe

Comets, asteroids, and meteors hurtling through space. Stars collapsing under their own gravity. Infernos of nuclear energy releasing their deadly radiation across the universe. Witness the raw power of the cosmos in this thrilling show that gives you a front-row seat to watch as worlds collide! 

Saturdays in April at 2:00 PM

Capcom Go

¿Cómo llegaron los humanos a la superficie de la Luna? ¿A qué desafíos se enfrentaron los ingenieros, científicos y astronautas para lograr ese objetivo? Este documental histórico inmersivo muestra los logros del Programa Apolo, y lo que se tuvo que alcanzar para poner al primer ser humano en la Luna.

Saturdays at 2:45 PM

Un Cielo, Un Mundo: La Aventura de Big Bird

¡Acompañemos a Big Bird, Elmo y Hu Hu Zhu en una emocionante exploración del Sol, las estrellas y la Luna, mientras aprendemos conceptos básicos de astronomía desarrollando amor por la ciencia y descubriendo ¡un mundo de posibilidades!

Sundays at 2:45 PM

Local Music 360

Join us in the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater to experience your favorite local bands in a whole new light! 

FCMoD’s music series has something for everyone – from throwbacks of rock idols to the chart topping hits of today’s artists. The Dome’s 360° state-of-the-art digital projection systems bring these shows to life, while our booming surround sound system will have you hearing your favorite artists like never-before. 

Note: Due to the nature of music lyrics, some content may be inappropriate for younger audiences. 

Saturdays and Sundays in February at 3:30 PM

Radiohead Music Show

Join us in the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater to experience Radiohead in a whole new light! 

FCMoD’s music series has something for everyone – from throwbacks of rock idols to the chart topping hits of today’s artists. The Dome’s 360° state-of-the-art digital projection systems bring these shows to life, while our booming surround sound system will have you hearing your favorite artists like never-before. 

Note: Due to the nature of music lyrics, some content may be inappropriate for younger audiences. 

Saturdays and Sundays in March at 3:30 PM

Grateful Dead Music Show

Join us in the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater to experience the Grateful Dead in a whole new light! 

FCMoD’s music series has something for everyone – from throwbacks of rock idols to the chart topping hits of today’s artists. The Dome’s 360° state-of-the-art digital projection systems bring these shows to life, while our booming surround sound system will have you hearing your favorite artists like never-before. 

Note: Due to the nature of music lyrics, some content may be inappropriate for younger audiences. 

Saturdays and Sundays in April at 3:30 PM

Special Events and Programs

Live Music

Listen to some of your favorite bands in one of the most unique venues in northern Colorado. the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater is a great way to see live music with out of this world visuals.

Family Fun

Bring the whole family for fun special events! the Otterbox Dome Theater hosts all kinds of family events including storytime with local authors and member exclusive movie nights.

Immersive Entertainment

Find yourself in a new world. The Otterbox Digital Dome Theater is your place to experience everything from documentary films to science presentations, and even interactive digital art installations.

Explore Space

Beginner astronomers and expert star gazers alike can find something new in the sky at the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater. Learn about the night sky at one of our Saturday planetarium shows, dive into deep space by attending a Northern Colorado Astronomy Society meeting, or tune in to space livestreams on a larger than life screen.