Events for October 12, 2019
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Girl Scout Day: Brownie Engineering Extravaganza
What do snacks, inventions, senses, and Rube Goldberg machines have in common? Engineering! Gather your troop and join us for our first Girl Scout Day filled with STEAM projects and fun. You’ll leave the day with four Brownie badges and an extra FCMoD Fun Patch! Earn your Inventor, Senses, Snacks and Mechanical Engineering: Fling Flyer badges.
This program is for Brownies in a registered Girl Scout troop. Please coordinate with your troop before registering. Price includes a snack, pizza lunch, and physical badges upon completion.
Members-only Game Changers Opening Day!
Get your game on! Discover how innovation has shaped the video game industry in Game Changers, a special exhibition opening at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Game Changers takes you on a fascinating journey, exploring the past and uncovering the future of gaming.
In this exhibit, you’ll live the video game evolution, from memorable Pong to the photorealistic, immersive games of today. Try your hand at operating a supersized Nintendo controller, play Tetris on a giant Game Boy, test your knowledge of retro video game music, and so much more! Learn more about Game Changers by visiting fcmod.org/gamechangers.
Members see it first! Join us for this exclusive members-only opening on Saturday, October 12. Become a member for early access.
This special exhibition is a ticket fee of $6/$3 for members.
Please note: photography will be taking place from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
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!
In this film you’ll ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes as you explore the interlocking systems that shape Earth’s climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
Runtime: 25 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!
CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story
What did it take to get humans to the surface of the Moon? What challenges did the engineers, scientists, and astronauts who worked to achieve that goal face? From award winning fulldome producer NSC Creative comes their latest show, an immersive historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.
Runtime: 25 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!