Events for April 18, 2019
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Storytime in the Dome: On One Flower
Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater as we explore one amazing flower where butterflies sip nectar, ladybugs eat aphids and stink bugs stink up the neighborhood!
After seeing the pages turn on the big screen, join us in the Learning Labs for a very special craft!
$5 per child / $4 for members- caregivers are free
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!
Phantom of the Universe
From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment in South Dakota, Phantom of the Universe will immerse audiences in the manifold search for dark matter.
Runtime: 30 minutes | View the trailer!
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!
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!
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.
Discovery After Dark: Once Upon a Playground
In conjunction with Once Upon a Playground special traveling exhibition, which offers a visual tribute to the vanishing playgrounds of our past and celebrates their place in American culture and the collective memories of generations, join us for this artist lecture with exhibit photographer Brenda Biondo.
Brenda will discuss how the project came about and how she embarked on a years-long search for classic playgrounds across the country. She’ll also share on the surprising history of playgrounds and how she utilized vintage catalogs and materials to illustrate the evolution of these icons of American childhood. Once Upon a Playground exhibition will also be included in the ticket price.
Speaker: Brenda Biondo
Date: Thursday, April 18
Price: $5/$3 for members
The schedule of the evening is as follows:
5:00 pm: Doors open – Arrive early to see the exhibit
6:30 pm: Lecture begins in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater