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SOLD OUT – Homeschool Day
Calling all elementary homeschool families! Join us at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery for a day of discovery, engagement, and fun. Explore all that the museum has to offer as part of our field trips: Learning Labs, OtterBox Digital Dome Shows, interactive exhibits, and more, exclusively for homeschoolers ages 5-12!
• $15/student ($10/student with membership), which includes general admission, Game Changers special exhibition admission, admission to 1 Dome show of choice*, and admission to 1 Learning Lab of choice.
• 1 chaperone ticket is complimentary per student ticket. $6 per additional chaperone ($4/additional chaperone with membership).
• Siblings Ages 3-5 “tagalong” ticket: $6/sibling ($4/sibling with membership). This ticket includes general admission, Game Changers special exhibition admission, and admission to older sibling’s Dome show of choice.
We strongly encourage chaperones to accompany children for all event components. However, if needed (e.g., chaperone has children of multiple ages), students may attend the Learning Lab portion of the event unaccompanied. In this case, chaperones must sign a waiver and remain in the building for the duration of the Lab.
*Dome show selection must match Homeschool Day Dome show options listed below.
9:30am – Amazing Animals Learning Lab (ages 6-9)
11:00am – Electricity Learning Lab (ages 8-11)
1:00pm – Space Explorers Learning Lab (ages 5-8)
2:30pm – Creatures of the Sea Learning Lab (ages 9-12)
9:15am – Explore (recommended for ages 7+; this show pairs well with Electricity Learning Lab)
10:45am – Accidental Astronauts (recommended for ages 5-8; this show pairs well with Space Explorers Learning Lab)
12:15pm – Dream to Fly (recommended for ages 6+; this show pairs well with Space Explorers Learning Lab or Amazing Animals Learning Lab)
1:15pm – Dynamic Earth (recommended for ages 7+; this show pairs well with Creatures of the Sea lab or Amazing Animals Lab)
Space for lunch will be available from 11:00am to 1:30pm in one of our classrooms. Bring your own lunch! Space is first come, first served.
You are free to explore the permanent gallery at any point throughout the day as part of their Homeschool Day ticket(s).
Game Changers Exhibition Admission
Show your Homeschool Day ticket to the Visitor Experience staff at the Game Changers kiosk to receive complimentary admission to the exhibition at any point throughout the day.
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!
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!
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!
Experience the Aurora
Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, our crews captured timelapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular. For the first time the aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky. This immersive show shares the science behind the aurora and tells the story of our quest to find and photograph the aurora for wraparound display in full-dome theaters.
Runtime: 27 minutes | View the trailer!