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December 2018

History, All Ages

December 14

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

FCMoD Collections Tour

Our museum collection contains more artifacts than we could ever hope to display in our exhibits. Step behind the scenes and get a special tour of our full collection. Our curators will be there to show off the unseen world of Fort Collins’ past… and to answer any burning questions you might have!

This program is free, however due to limited capacity we do require registration. Recommended for ages 12+

Science, History, All Ages

December 15

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Included with admission

Museum Takeover: Animals

Lions and tigers and bears (and snakes!), oh my! Learn all about animals from around the world, right here at FCMoD! With fun, interactive stations throughout the exhibit gallery, you can explore the animal kingdom firsthand. Create your own animal habitat, learn about animal superpowers, and meet the animals in FCMoD’s Animal Encounters exhibit zone.

Museum Takeover is a monthly series where we deep dive into a particular subject with fun and educational activity stations in the exhibit gallery. Activities are open to all ages, but recommended for children 5 and older.

Museum Takeover activities are included with admission/membership.

Science, All Ages

December 15

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$4 – $5

SOLD OUT – Discovery Lab: Gingerbread Architecture

Discovery Labs are hour-long labs designed for families to explore a topic together. Did you know that gingerbread and frosting are the best construction materials around? In this lab, your family will have the chance to build and decorate your very own architectural masterpiece… out of gingerbread! Using basic engineering and design principles, you will learn to build bigger and better (or should we say, bread-er) than ever!

$5 per family of 6 or fewer/$4 member family

All ages are welcome, but recommended for ages 8+. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Space is limited to six families.

Science, All Ages

December 15

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!

 

Science, All Ages

December 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!

 

Theater, Kids

December 20

10:15 am - 11:00 am
$4 – $5

Storytime in the Dome: Cassidy’s Present

Cassidy is a playful pup who likes the smell of flowers, the feel of the warm sun, and the taste of a snowflake on her tongue. Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater as Cassidy frolics through the seasons and encourages us to appreciate the present moment and everything it has to offer!

After seeing the pages turn on the big screen, participants are invited down to the Learning Labs for a very special craft!

Local illustrator, Sue Mateer will be reading the story for us. She will also be available after the story for book signings.

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

Music, Teens, Adults

December 20

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Musician Meetup

Join FCMoD’s Musician Meetup and connect with fellow musicians and music fans! Experience group jams, get advice, or listen to your favorite music genre or artist. Come with ideas of what you’d like Musician Meetup to be…and don’t forget to bring your instruments! Designed for all skill levels.

Free museum admission with participation.

 

Theater, History, All Ages

December 20

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$8 – $10

CANCELED – Discovery After Dark: Polar Bears

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 

In conjunction with The National Geographic Photo Ark temporary exhibit, FCMoD is hosting a special speaker series, Discovery After Dark: Wildlife Conservation, in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. Meet scientists working in the field of wildlife conservation, and discover how their research on endangered species is saving the biodiversity of our planet, with a different scientist and different topic of conservation to explore at each lecture.

Rapid loss of sea ice is threatening the habitat of the polar bear as Arctic regions continue to warm due to global climate change. In addition to the loss of habitat, scientists are also concerned with the reduced access to the polar bears main prey, the seal. Mike Lockhart, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, has been engaged in providing assistance for polar bear capture and satellite telemetry studies over 11 different field seasons on the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas in Alaska. With the knowledge and expertise gained during his 33-year career working with birds of prey, resource development and wildlife conflicts, national refuge management, and endangered species recovery- Mike and other scientists and conservationists are doing what they can to secure a future for this charismatic icon of the Arctic environment.

Speaker: Mike Lockhart, wildlife biologist

Date: Thursday, December 20th
Price: $10/$8 for members

The schedule of the evening is as follows:

5:00 pm: Photo Ark exhibition open to attendees
7:00 pm: Lecture begins in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater

Discover all Wildlife Conservation lectures at www.fcmod.org/conservationseries.

Theater, Music, All Ages

December 21

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$3 – $10

SnowDome Holiday Spectacular

Celebrate the holidays at FCMoD!

Stop by the museum for holiday crafts, cookies, cocoa, and a few surprises… Enjoy showtimes of the 360° holiday film Let it Snow in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, featuring classic holiday tunes from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives along with stunning festive imagery and effects. And don’t forget to wear your ugly sweaters!

(Did we mention exploding Christmas Trees?)

Festivities: 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Showtimes: 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30)
Tickets: $10/$8 for adult members & $5/$3 for child members

Music, All Ages

December 22

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Included with admission

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!).

Pop-Up Music activities are included with admission/your membership.

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