Events for April 7, 2019
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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.
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!
Autism Resource Fair
April is National Autism Awareness Month. Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is proud to be the host venue for the second annual Fort Collins Autism Resource Fair. Come connect with local resources and providers to support you/your loved one on the autism spectrum. This event is free to attend! Featuring author, advocate and podcaster Becca Lory and her support animal, Sir Walter. Also connect with resources from:
- Poudre School District
- Thompson School District
- The Arc of Larimer County
- Foothills Gateway
- Colorado State University
- The Youth Clinic
- Hearts and Horses
- The Social Learning Project
- and more!
The Autism Resource Fair is not organized by the museum, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
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!
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!