Events for May 2, 2019
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Storytime in the Dome: Over in the Grassland
Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater as we go on a safari! We’ll see lions roar, hippos graze, and monkeys swing! This interactive story allows children to practice counting and identifying animals while having fun on Africa’s savanna.
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: Rhino Man The Movie
Every seven hours a rhino is massacred in South Africa for its horn. At this rate they’ll be extinct in 5 years. Standing between this iconic animal and its awful fate are the “Rhino Men,” unsung heroes of rhino conservation. Underpaid, outnumbered and outgunned, these brave field rangers patrol hundreds of square miles, protecting the last living rhinos and what remains of our world’s wildlife heritage.
Join us on Thursday, May 2 for a sneak-peek test screening of Rhino Man as it edges towards completion, followed by an opportunity to provide audience feedback before the film is finalized. All proceeds support Global Conservation Corps, the 501c(3) organization that trains and supports the field rangers, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
Date: Thursday, May 2
Tickets: $15 general admission, $13 members, $7.50 student