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October 2018

Science, All Ages

October 19

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Members-Only

Members-Only Exhibit Preview Party

Join us for the Members-Only Exhibit Preview Party to celebrate the launch of The National Geographic Photo Ark at FCMoD! On Friday the exhibit will be open for you – our wonderful members – to explore and experience before it is open the public. In addition to the exhibit, we will have:

  • Representatives from the Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center
  • Black-footed ferret mask-making station
  • Raptors from the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
  • A photobooth
  • A face painter
  • & more!

Lights snacks and beverages will be provided.

This event is free for members. Due to limited capacity, we can only accommodate members of FCMoD. Please RSVP to reserve your space today!

 

Please note: photography will be taking place and media representatives have been invited to attend as well. 

Science, All Ages

October 20

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

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

October 20

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

Museum Takeover: Frankenfest

What makes a monster? Find out as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein! Put on your mad scientist lab coat and delve deep into the world of Dr. Frankenstein, his monster, and the writer who created them both. Re-animate worms from the dead, explore electricity, and consider what the monsters we create tell us about ourselves. It might just send shivers down your spine!

Museum Takeover is a monthly series where we deep dive into a particular subject with fun and educational activity stations in the exhibit gallery.

Museum Takeover activities are included with admission/membership.

Science, History, All Ages

October 20

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Opening Day: The National Geographic Photo Ark

The National Geographic Photo Ark is using the power of photography to inspire people to help save species at risk before it’s too late. Discover 44 species featured in the Photo Ark at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, October 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019.

See what we can #SaveTogether

$4 entrance in addition to general admission / free for FCMoD members

Become a member today!

Science, All Ages

October 20

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$4 – $5

Discovery Lab: Electricity

Discovery Labs are hour-long labs designed for families to explore a topic together. Our video games use it, our phones use it, and our hearts use it. Electricity is at the center of our world! In this lab, your family will get the chance to safely explore how electricity works and the many ways we can use it. From Van de Graaf generators to plasma balls and circuits, it’ll be watts of fun!

$5 per family of 6 or fewer people/$4 for member families.

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

October 20

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 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, Music, Science, Teens, Adults

October 20

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$16 – $20

DJ Spooky: The Hidden Code

Imagine a visual odyssey through the cosmos, driven by lush musical compositions and inspired by complex themes of astronomy, engineering, biology, and psychology. The Hidden Code is the newest work by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid. Commissioned by Dartmouth College’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Miller composed the album based on conversations with several of Dartmouth’s leading researchers. Come experience stunning 360° visuals along with the sounds of DJ Spooky at the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater October 20, 2018.

Doors open 7:00 pm. Two showtimes beginning at 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Cash bar available.

$20/$16 for members.

More info about Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky can be found on his website at: djspooky.com

This event is being put on in collaboration with Fort Collins Book Fest.

Theater, Music, Science, Teens, Adults

October 20

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$16 – $20

DJ Spooky: The Hidden Code

Imagine a visual odyssey through the cosmos, driven by lush musical compositions and inspired by complex themes of astronomy, engineering, biology, and psychology. The Hidden Code is the newest work by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid. Commissioned by Dartmouth College’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Miller composed the album based on conversations with several of Dartmouth’s leading researchers. Come experience stunning 360° visuals along with the sounds of DJ Spooky at the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater October 20, 2018.

Doors open 7:00 pm. Two showtimes beginning at 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Cash bar available.

$20/$16 for members.

More info about Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky can be found on his website at: djspooky.com

This event is being put on in collaboration with Fort Collins Book Fest.

Science, All Ages

October 21

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 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, Kids

October 25

10:15 am - 11:00 am
$4 – $5

Little STEAMers: Pumpkin Science!

Could you turn a pumpkin into a boat or a volcano? Join us as we make pumpkins erupt and explore gooey guts! Beware: things might get messy!

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

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