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10:30 am

Theater, Science, Kids

February 16

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!

11:00 am

Music, All Ages

February 16

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$8 – $10

Discovery Lab: Sound FX- The Art of Foley

KaBoom! Zing! Clank. Screeeeech…. Gather the whole family for this Discovery Lab as we explore Foley Art – the art of adding sound to post-production cinema. Discover what tools are used to create sounds ranging from laser blasters to the simple background noise of everyday life. Once completed, you’ll have a greater appreciation of the complexities of sound and a hands-on understanding of how a variety of sounds are made.

Get your lab coats ready and join us for Discovery Lab! Discovery Labs are hour-long programs designed for families to explore a topic together. From dissections to coding, what will you discover next? Discover more at fcmod.org/labs.

$10 per family of 6 or fewer people/$8 per member family

All ages are welcome, but this topic is recommended for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Space is limited to six families.

*Please note photography will be taking place during this Discovery Lab.

Image courtesy of Julia Courtenay.

11:30 am

Theater, Science, All Ages

February 16

11:30 am - 12:00 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!

1:00 pm

Theater,

February 16

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$2 – $4

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!

1:30 pm

Music, All Ages

February 16

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$8 – $10

Discovery Lab: Sound FX- The Art of Foley

KaBoom! Zing! Clank. Screeeeech…. Gather the whole family for this Discovery Lab as we explore Foley Art – the art of adding sound to post-production cinema. Discover what tools are used to create sounds ranging from laser blasters to the simple background noise of everyday life. Once completed, you’ll have a greater appreciation of the complexities of sound and a hands-on understanding of how a variety of sounds are made.

Get your lab coats ready and join us for Discovery Lab! Discovery Labs are hour-long programs designed for families to explore a topic together. From dissections to coding, what will you discover next? Discover more at fcmod.org/labs.

$10 per family of 6 or fewer people/$8 per member family

All ages are welcome, but this topic is recommended for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Space is limited to six families.

*Please note photography will be taking place during this Discovery Lab.

Image courtesy of Julia Courtenay.

2:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

February 16

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$2 – $4

The Sun, Our Living Star

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

Runtime: 25 minutes View the Trailer!

2:30 pm

Science, All Ages

February 16

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

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!

 

3:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

February 16

3:00 pm - 3:30 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!

4:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

February 16

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$2 – $4

Explore

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!

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