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10:15 am

Science, Kids

December 26

10:15 am - 11:00 am
$4 – $5

Little STEAMers: Sink or Float Holiday Edition

Candy canes, jingle bells, ribbons, oh, my! Children will be introduced to the scientific method as they make predictions and observations about whether different holiday objects will sink or float when placed in water. After some guided exploration, they will finish off the class with a surprise experiment!

Through storytime, crafts, and hands-on activities, your preschooler will get to explore the building blocks of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! Little STEAMers is designed especially for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers. Join us on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, at both 10:15am & 2:15pm.

$5 per child/$4 for members – caregivers are free

10:30 am

Theater, Science, Kids

December 26

10:30 am - 11:00 am
$2 – $4

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!

11:30 am

Theater, Music, All Ages

December 26

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
$2 – $4

Let it Snow

Let it Snow is an amazing holiday music spectacle, featuring a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. It includes a stunning finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is enhanced with colorful thematic animation and full-dome scenery.

Runtime: 30 minutes | View the trailer!

1:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

December 26

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$2 – $4

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!

2:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

December 26

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$2 – $4

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!

2:15 pm

Science, Kids

December 26

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
$4 – $5

Little STEAMers: Sink or Float Holiday Edition

Candy canes, jingle bells, ribbons, oh, my! Children will be introduced to the scientific method as they make predictions and observations about whether different holiday objects will sink or float when placed in water. After some guided exploration, they will finish off the class with a surprise experiment!

Through storytime, crafts, and hands-on activities, your preschooler will get to explore the building blocks of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! Little STEAMers is designed especially for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers. Join us on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, at both 10:15am & 2:15pm.

$5 per child/$4 for members – caregivers are free

3:00 pm

Theater, Music, All Ages

December 26

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$2 – $4

Let it Snow

Let it Snow is an amazing holiday music spectacle, featuring a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. It includes a stunning finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is enhanced with colorful thematic animation and full-dome scenery.

Runtime: 30 minutes | View the trailer!

4:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

December 26

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$2 – $4

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!

6:00 pm

Theater, All Ages

December 26

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$2 – $4

Sensory Friendly Films at FCMoD: Let It Snow

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is pleased to offer a special opportunity for individuals and their families living with autism or other special needs. Enjoy shows in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater in an environment of acceptance and understanding.

Many others, not on the autism spectrum, also enjoy Sensory Friendly Films – it’s a great opportunity for families to meet, for siblings of children with autism to get to know other kids, and for anyone to enjoy a Dome show!


This month’s featured show: Let It Snow

Let it Snow is an amazing holiday music spectacle, featuring a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. It includes a stunning finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is enhanced with colorful thematic animation and full-dome scenery.

Runtime: 30 minutes | View the trailer!


Check our calendar for more information and to see which show piques your interest!

Sensory Friendly Films at FCMoD are offered on the 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00pm. Families are encouraged to bring their own items or snacks to help foster an enjoyable experience. Focus helpers such as noise reducing earmuffs and fidget toys will also be available for use during the show.

We are eager to hear about new ways to serve all members of our community and welcome your feedback, suggestions, questions or concerns. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your thoughts!

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