Events for November 9, 2019
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Museum Takeover: Gamers Save the World
The skills used in gaming can LITERALLY save the world… and we’re talking the REAL world, not just those imagined! Drive Mario to victory in Mario Kart, show off your best Fortnite dance moves, and learn about the science of gaming! For the win!
Museum Takeover is a monthly series where we deep dive into a particular subject with fun and educational activity stations in the exhibits gallery. Activities are open to all ages, but recommended for children 5 and older.
Museum Takeover activities are included with admission/membership.
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!
The Mommy Mingle
It can be tough to find mom friends! Between diaper changes, nap schedules, and lack of sleep, who has the time or energy to make meaningful adult connections?
If this is you, join us for our first-ever Mommy Mingle night! Grab your diaper bag, your kiddos if you want (ages 0 -3 welcome), and pop on over to FCMoD for a night of conversation, sharing resources, and connecting. Not only will there be “speed dating”, we’ll have set conversation times around some of the most common parenting topics, such as infant and toddler development, and time to play with other parents and children. We’ll also be asking for your feedback to help shape the future of FCMoD tot programming – so bring your ideas to share!
Tickets: $10 General/ $5 Member (kids are free!) Ticket includes one beer/wine drink ticket and snacks.
All parents, guardians, and expecting parents welcome. Children 0 – 3 only.
Leyba Luxe Photography will be on site for holiday themed mini-sessions. Add-on a 10 minute session for $50. You’ll receive 3 digital images with a print release.
15 sessions available. Reserve yours ahead of time!
image credit: cosmaa