Events for February 9, 2019
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Museum Takeover: Heartbreakers
Forget about the candy and roses; this Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating all things circulatory system. With fun, interactive stations all over the museum taught by Colorado State University Biomedical students, you can dive into the deepest ventricles of the heart and see what makes your ticker tick.
Museum Takeover is a monthly series where we deep dive into a particular subject with fun and educational activity stations in the exhibit gallery. Activities are open to all ages, but recommended for children 5 and older.
Museum Takeover activities are included with admission/membership.
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!
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!
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!
Embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth—and those that roam far from home. These ancient objects travel billions of years before reaching Earth, and their impact can be so powerful that just one collision can change the course of life on our planet.
Runtime: 22 minutes | View the trailer!
Ferret Feeding Frenzy
Visit with the museum’s very own live black-footed ferrets – who knows, you might become BFFs with our BFFs! Join us every Saturday & Sunday in Natural Areas Exhibit Zone at 2:30pm to watch as our furry friends tear into their weekend meal. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart… you’ve been warned!
Have you ever wondered how spacecraft navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, an odyssey to the planet Mars through the lens of humanity’s fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler.
Runtime: 27 minutes | View the trailer!
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!
Discovery Distilled: Wine & Chocolate
Chemistry (and a little bit of love) is in the air! Join us on Saturday, Feb. 9 for our next Discovery Distilled: Wine & Chocolate. Chat with experts from local wineries and chocolatiers while you explore the museum. From the sweet and sexy, to the refined and risqué, explore the science and fun of all things tantalizing. Wine, chocolate, romance…what more could you ask for?
Activities & participants include:
- Sweet Heart Winery
- Synergy Fine Wines
- Nuance Chocolate
- Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream
- Flingin’ Pots
- Sarah Babbitt Massage Therapy
- CSU Latin Dance Club
- Old Firehouse Books
- Valentine Creation
- Science of the Heart Trivia
Discovery Distilled is the museum’s 21+ casual, after hours series. The festivities take place from 6pm – 9pm with tasty and intriguing stations all around the museum’s gallery.
Tickets are $20/$15 for members
Bring a date for $35/$25 for members [enter qty 1 at checkout for two tickets]
Included with admission: One drink ticket [each if paying for the date price], snacks, and unforgettable experiences!
Must be 21+ to purchase & participate.
Photo credit: Kazzit