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August 20

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The Ants & The Grasshopper

Presented by Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and in collaboration with ACT Human Rights Film Festival, join us at the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater for the documentary The Ants & the Grasshopper. Winner of multiple awards and an official selection at film festivals across North America, The Ants & the Grasshopper follows the story of Anita Chitaya, who travels from Malawi to the United States. With her, she brings experiences from her homeland, including living with extreme weather, inequality, and child hunger. She is on a quest to persuade Americans that these issues are real and can be solved.

Tickets are available as Pay What You Can. We will host two showings. 

While at the showing, be sure to visit our special exhibit, FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Micro Views of Sustenance: Threats and Prospects. It is on view in our Woodward Special Exhibition Gallery.

Order a ticket for the 11 a.m. showing

Order a ticket for the 2 p.m. showing

The Ants & the Grasshopper is directed by Raj Patel and Zak Piper and has a runtime of one hour and 14 minutes.

10:00 am

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August 20

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Special Exhibition: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Micro Views of Sustenance: Threats and Prospects offers a micro perspective on how one part of nature –our food– is connected to climate change. Using photomontages, Robert Dash’s work ponders threats to our staple foods and provides hopeful prospects surrounding the issue of climate change.

The exhibition is free with museum entry. Purchase tickets ahead of time for the duration of the special exhibition.

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La exhibición especial Alimentando ideas. Microvistas del sustento: amenazas y posibilidades, ofrece una perspectiva micro sobre cómo una parte de la naturaleza, nuestra comida, está conectada directamente con el cambio climático.

Por medio de fotomontajes, el trabajo de Robert Dash reflexiona sobre algunas de las amenazas a nuestros alimentos básicos y brinda perspectivas distintas y esperanzadoras en torno al tema del cambio climático.

La admisión a esta exhibición especial está incluida con entrada general. Para mayor información, contáctanos a nuestra línea en español: 970-416-2812.

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August 20

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Ferret Feeding

Visit with FCMoD’s very own live black-footed ferrets, the most endangered mammal in North America!

Join us in the Natural Areas Exhibit to learn about the conservation work being done to return black-footed ferrets to the wild, from the national captive breeding program to new advances in cloning. Meet the different ferrets that live at FCMoD, and watch as our furry friends tear into their weekend meal. Who knows, you just might become BFFs with our BFFs!

Museum admission is not required to attend this program, but the capacity is limited and first-come, first-served.

1:00 pm

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August 20

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

CSU Rams Welcome

From 1 – 4 p.m. there will be free admission for Colorado State University students. Students must present a valid student ID. While visiting, be sure to obtain information about membership, volunteering, museum resources, upcoming exhibits and events, and more ways you can get involved.

3:30 pm

Theater, Kids
View One World at the museum this weekend, with our Live From The Dome Shows.

August 20

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$4

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure will show beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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

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