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December 2018

Science, All Ages

December 9

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, Music, Teens, Adults

December 11

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

December 13

10:15 am - 11:00 am
$4 – $5

SOLD OUT – Little STEAMers: Gingerbread Science

Learn the basics of the scientific method as we explore what happens when a gingerbread man is placed in water! After our science experiments, children will have an opportunity to practice their engineering skills by building their very own gingerbread house!

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

December 13

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
$4 – $5

SOLD OUT – Little STEAMers: Gingerbread Science

Learn the basics of the scientific method as we explore what happens when a gingerbread man is placed in water! After our science experiments, children will have an opportunity to practice their engineering skills by building their very own gingerbread house!

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, History, All Ages

December 13

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$8 – $10

Discovery After Dark: Black-footed Ferret

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.

In 1981, a small population of the once-thought extinct black-footed ferret was rediscovered on Lenox Baker’s historic Pitchfork Ranch in Meeteetse, Wyoming. Five years later, these BFFs were removed for a captive breeding program began by partners Wyoming Game & Fish and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Join Lenox as he tells the story of his role in the BFF recovery efforts, leading to the BFFs return to the ranch after a 35 year absence in 2016.

Ken Morgan, Private Lands Program Manager for the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Division, shares the challenges of recovering the endangered BFFs as compared to several similarly at-risk species, as well as future impediments to its recovery. Discover how the City of Fort Collins is different compared to other places – here and there, as well as now and then! – with regard to its contributions to the ferret’s conservation.

Speaker: Lenox Baker, Owner, Pitchfork Ranch; Ken Morgan, Private Lands Program Manager, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division
Date: Thursday, December 13th
Price: $10/$8 for members

The schedule of the evening is as follows:

6:00 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.

Music, Teens, Adults

December 13

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.

 

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!

 

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