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10:15 am

Science, Kids

December 13

10:15 am - 11:00 am
$4 – $5

SOLD OUT – Little STEAMers: Gingerbread Science

Learn the basics of the scientific method as we explore what happens when a gingerbread man is placed in water! After our science experiments, children will have an opportunity to practice their engineering skills by building their very own gingerbread house!

Through storytime, crafts, and hands-on activities, your preschooler will get to explore the building blocks of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math at Little STEAMers! Little STEAMers is designed especially for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers. Join us on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, at both 10:15am & 2:15pm.

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

10:30 am

Theater, Science, Kids

December 13

10:30 am - 11:00 am
$5 – $7

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.

Runtime: 23 minutes | View the trailer!

11:30 am

Theater, Music, All Ages

December 13

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
$5 – $7

Let it Snow

Let it Snow is an amazing holiday music spectacle, featuring a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. It includes a stunning finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is enhanced with colorful thematic animation and full-dome scenery.

Runtime: 30 minutes | View the trailer!

1:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

December 13

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$5 – $7

Life: A Cosmic Story

How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time. Witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. See the first stars ignite, galaxies coalesce and entire worlds take shape. On a young Earth, two scenarios for the dawn of life are presented – one near a turbulent, deep-sea, hydro-thermal vent, and the other in a primordial hot puddle on a volcanic island.

Runtime: 25 minutes | View the trailer!

2:00 pm

Theater, Science, History, All Ages

December 13

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$5 – $7

Dream to Fly

Since the beginning of history, people have dreamed of flying. Tales of mythical dragon flights thrilled ancient dreamers. Storytellers wove airy fantasies of magic carpet rides. Leonardo da Vinci stoked the dreams of flight with his fantastic drawings and through his eyes, we learned to look to nature for the secrets of flight. 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.

Runtime: 35 minutes | View the trailer!

2:15 pm

Science, Kids

December 13

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
$4 – $5

SOLD OUT – Little STEAMers: Gingerbread Science

Learn the basics of the scientific method as we explore what happens when a gingerbread man is placed in water! After our science experiments, children will have an opportunity to practice their engineering skills by building their very own gingerbread house!

Through storytime, crafts, and hands-on activities, your preschooler will get to explore the building blocks of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math at Little STEAMers! Little STEAMers is designed especially for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers. Join us on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, at both 10:15am & 2:15pm.

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

3:00 pm

Theater, Music, All Ages

December 13

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$5 – $7

Let it Snow

Let it Snow is an amazing holiday music spectacle, featuring a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. It includes a stunning finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is enhanced with colorful thematic animation and full-dome scenery.

Runtime: 30 minutes | View the trailer!

4:00 pm

Theater, Music, All Ages

December 13

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$5 – $7

Experience The Aurora

Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, our crews captured timelapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular. 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 our quest to find and photograph the aurora for wraparound display in full-dome theaters.

Runtime: 27 minutes | View the trailer!

6:00 pm

Theater, History, All Ages

December 13

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$8 – $10

Discovery After Dark: Black-footed Ferret

In conjunction with The National Geographic Photo Ark temporary exhibit, FCMoD is hosting a special speaker series, Discovery After Dark: Wildlife Conservation, in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. Meet scientists working in the field of wildlife conservation, and discover how their research on endangered species is saving the biodiversity of our planet, with a different scientist and different topic of conservation to explore at each lecture.

In 1981, a small population of the once-thought extinct black-footed ferret was rediscovered on Lenox Baker’s historic Pitchfork Ranch in Meeteetse, Wyoming. Five years later, these BFFs were removed for a captive breeding program began by partners Wyoming Game & Fish and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Join Lenox as he tells the story of his role in the BFF recovery efforts, leading to the BFFs return to the ranch after a 35 year absence in 2016.

Ken Morgan, Private Lands Program Manager for the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Division, shares the challenges of recovering the endangered BFFs as compared to several similarly at-risk species, as well as future impediments to its recovery. Discover how the City of Fort Collins is different compared to other places – here and there, as well as now and then! – with regard to its contributions to the ferret’s conservation.

Speaker: Lenox Baker, Owner, Pitchfork Ranch; Ken Morgan, Private Lands Program Manager, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division
Date: Thursday, December 13th
Price: $10/$8 for members

The schedule of the evening is as follows:

6:00 pm: Photo Ark exhibition open to attendees
7:00 pm: Lecture begins in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater

Discover all Wildlife Conservation lectures at www.fcmod.org/conservationseries.

Music, Teens, Adults

December 13

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Musician Meetup

Join FCMoD’s Musician Meetup and connect with fellow musicians and music fans! Experience group jams, get advice, or listen to your favorite music genre or artist. Come with ideas of what you’d like Musician Meetup to be…and don’t forget to bring your instruments! Designed for all skill levels.

Free museum admission with participation.

 

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