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10:15 am

Theater, Kids

December 20

10:15 am - 11:00 am
$4 – $5

Storytime in the Dome: Cassidy’s Present

Cassidy is a playful pup who likes the smell of flowers, the feel of the warm sun, and the taste of a snowflake on her tongue. Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater as Cassidy frolics through the seasons and encourages us to appreciate the present moment and everything it has to offer!

After seeing the pages turn on the big screen, participants are invited down to the Learning Labs for a very special craft!

Local illustrator, Sue Mateer will be reading the story for us. She will also be available after the story for book signings.

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

10:30 am

Theater, Science, Kids

December 20

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 20

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 20

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 20

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!

3:00 pm

Theater, Music, All Ages

December 20

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 20

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

Music, Teens, Adults

December 20

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.

 

Theater, History, All Ages

December 20

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$8 – $10

CANCELED – Discovery After Dark: Polar Bears

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 

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.

Rapid loss of sea ice is threatening the habitat of the polar bear as Arctic regions continue to warm due to global climate change. In addition to the loss of habitat, scientists are also concerned with the reduced access to the polar bears main prey, the seal. Mike Lockhart, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, has been engaged in providing assistance for polar bear capture and satellite telemetry studies over 11 different field seasons on the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas in Alaska. With the knowledge and expertise gained during his 33-year career working with birds of prey, resource development and wildlife conflicts, national refuge management, and endangered species recovery- Mike and other scientists and conservationists are doing what they can to secure a future for this charismatic icon of the Arctic environment.

Speaker: Mike Lockhart, wildlife biologist

Date: Thursday, December 20th
Price: $10/$8 for members

The schedule of the evening is as follows:

5:00 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.

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