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August 2018
Science, All Ages

August 18

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meet the Animals

Are you ready for face-to-face encounters with FCMoD’s creatures, critters, and creepy-crawlies?

Scamper into our Animal Encounters exhibit to dig deeper into the animal kingdom. It’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

Science, History, All Ages

August 18

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Museum Takeover: Dinosaurs

T-Rexes and Velociraptors and Allosauruses, oh my! Discover dinosaurs like never before with interactive activities throughout the gallery. The dinosaurs might be gone, but fun will never go extinct!

Museum Takeover activities are included with admission.

Parking at FCMoD is limited. If you bike, tube, walk, or take public transportation to get to us, we’ll offer 10% off your total admission for the day. If our lot is full, we are located within walking distance from many downtown parking garages. View a downtown parking map here.

Theater, Music, Teens, Adults

August 21

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DomeLab Meetup

DomeLab at FCMoD is an open meetup for anyone who wants to stretch their creativity in the dome. Whether you are a digital artist, painter, musician, DJ, VJ, photographer, or even a programmer this is for you! DomeLab is open and free to anyone interested in creating and collaborating on projects of all types so bring your creativity and #doitinadome!

For more information about DomeLab click here to join our Facebook group.

Science, Kids

August 23

10:15 am - 11:00 am
$4 - $5

Little STEAMers: Sink or Float

Children will be introduced to the scientific method by making predictions and observations about whether certain objects will sink or float when placed in water. After some guided exploration, the class will hear a reading of “Who Sank the Boat?” before having the opportunity to build their own weight-bearing boat!

Through storytime, crafts, and hands-on activities, your preschooler will get to explore the building blocks of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math at Little STEAMers! 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

Science, Kids

August 23

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
$4 - $5

Little STEAMers: Sink or Float

Children will be introduced to the scientific method by making predictions and observations about whether certain objects will sink or float when placed in water. After some guided exploration, the class will hear a reading of “Who Sank the Boat?” before having the opportunity to build their own weight-bearing boat!

Through storytime, crafts, and hands-on activities, your preschooler will get to explore the building blocks of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math at Little STEAMers! 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

Theater, Music, Adults

August 24

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 - $12

LaserDome: Grateful Dead

Inspiration, move me brightly to LaserDome: Grateful Dead on August 24th & 25th! Utilizing our state-of-the-art digital projection systems and other special effects in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, this is going to be nothing like the laser shows you might have seen before. Come and experience the hits and classics of Grateful Dead with our booming surround sound system and mind bending immersive digital projections!

Dates: August 24th & 25th
Showtimes: 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm
Tickets: $12/$10 members

Theater, Music, Adults

August 24

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 - $12

LaserDome: Grateful Dead

Inspiration, move me brightly to LaserDome: Grateful Dead on August 24th & 25th! Utilizing our state-of-the-art digital projection systems and other special effects in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, this is going to be nothing like the laser shows you might have seen before. Come and experience the hits and classics of Grateful Dead with our booming surround sound system and mind bending immersive digital projections!

Dates: August 24th & 25th
Showtimes: 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm
Tickets: $12/$10 members

Music, All Ages

August 25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pop-Up Music

Cardboard speakers, basic ukulele chords, drum circles… we’ve got a lot of activities in our repertoire, so who knows what we’ll pull out next?

Join us in the gallery for an activity that rocks as hard as you do (well, almost!).

History, All Ages

August 25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Culture in the Courtyard: Back to School

Time to go back to school… and we mean WAY back! Learn what it was like to go to school in 1905. Write with a quill and ink, practice your Calisthenics, and study for the spelling bee. In addition to your lessons in our 1905 schoolhouse, we’ll have our 3 historic cabins open for exploration!

Suggested donation: $3. This program is located in the Heritage Courtyard in Library Park at 200 Matthews Street.

Theater, Music, Adults

August 25

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 - $12

LaserDome: Grateful Dead

Inspiration, move me brightly to LaserDome: Grateful Dead on August 24th & 25th! Utilizing our state-of-the-art digital projection systems and other special effects in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, this is going to be nothing like the laser shows you might have seen before. Come and experience the hits and classics of Grateful Dead with our booming surround sound system and mind bending immersive digital projections!

Dates: August 24th & 25th
Showtimes: 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm
Tickets: $12/$10 members

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