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11:30 am

Theater, Science, Kids

January 18

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
$2 – $4

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!

2:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

January 18

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$2 – $4

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!

3:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

January 18

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$2 – $4

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!

4:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

January 18

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$2 – $4

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!

6:30 pm

Theater, Music, Teens, Adults

January 18

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$8 – $10

mindSpiral – Live in the Dome

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery welcomes back mindSpiral to the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater!

In this never-before-heard concert event, mindSpiral will spin interactive and improvised music for our Northern Colorado audience, accompanied by the full-dome visuals of Belin Fieldson.

Mike Metlay, the Mr. Spiral who puts the Spiral in mindSpiral, will create live music that will be shared, processed, explored, and exploded into an all-encompassing immersive musical experience by renowned electroacoustic composer Mark Mosher, with visuals keyed from the music and manipulated in real time. It’s all live, all original, unpredictable, and fun–and we hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance starts at 7:00 pm. Cash bar will be available.

$10/$8 for members. Pre-registration is recommended.

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