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July 2020

Science, All Ages

July 11

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10 – $12

Virtual Discovery Lab: Rocks and Minerals

Let’s “talc” about minerals!

In this lab, your family will learn about rocks and minerals and conduct an experiment to distinguish the two. Then we will use the Mohs Hardness scale to classify rocks, just like real geologists! Be there “ore” be square.

Get your lab coats ready and join us virtually for Discovery Lab! Discovery Labs are hour-long programs designed for families to explore a topic together. From dissections to coding, what will you discover next?

Registration closes July 8. Instruction for this program will take place live on Zoom on July 11. All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the workshop. Communication regarding delivery or pickup will be sent after registration.

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Virtual Discovery Labs FAQ

Science, Kids

July 14

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Free

Virtual Playtime Pals: Astronauts

3, 2, 1… lift off! Get ready for some fun that’s out of this world as we use our imaginations to travel to space.

For Show & Share: Show us an item that you would take with you to space. Have this item ready to go at the start of Playtime Pals so that you can show it off to your friends!

Join FCMoD for a special new Early Childhood program… Playtime Pals! Through Show & Share, Imagination Time, and a Dance Party, your child will socialize and have fun with other children in a safe and welcoming virtual environment. Each week has a different theme for maximum fun!

Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the program’s start time. Capacity is limited, and registration is first come, first serve.

Please note: that an adult caregiver must be with the participating child for the duration of the program.

Image Credit: shop.genesisnorthwest.com/astronauts-training-summer-camp/

Prepare for Playtime Pals!
– Playtime Pals FAQ
– Playtime Pals Caregiver Checklist
– Playtime Pals Social Story

Science, All Ages

July 15

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$24 – $30

Dino Dig Virtual Workshop

Become a Paleontologist on the quest to uncover the next ancient monster! Travel back in time and learn about the awesome adaptations of dinosaurs big and small. Then practice your own excavation skills and interpret a fossil for yourself. Can you dig it?

Registration closes July 13. Instruction for this workshop will take place live on Zoom on July 15. All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the workshop. Communication regarding delivery or pickup will be sent after registration.

Open to all ages; designed for ages 8+. Younger participants may require parent supervision and assistance.
Science, All Ages

July 18

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$32 – $40

Martian Terrarium Virtual Workshop

Are you curious about the stars? Do you wonder if there could be life Mars? How do NASA scientists plan to search for life, and how will they bring humans to Mars to live and work? If you’re curious about these questions, and more, join us to learn about the new field of astrobiology while you make your own plant (planet) terrarium from home.

Registration closes July 16. Instruction for this workshop will take place live on Zoom on July 18. All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the workshop. Communication regarding delivery or pickup will be sent after registration.

Open to all ages; designed for ages 10+. Younger participants may require parent supervision and assistance.

Science, Kids

July 21

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Free

Virtual Playtime Pals: Rocks

Are you ready to rock? Show off a cool rock you’ve found, use your imagination to travel deep into a cave, and then rock out at our dance party!

For Show & Share: Show us an interesting rock you’ve found (safely and responsibly, of course). Have this item ready to go at the start of Playtime Pals so that you can show it off to your friends!

Join FCMoD for a special new Early Childhood program… Playtime Pals! Through Show & Share, Imagination Time, and a Dance Party, your child will socialize and have fun with other children in a safe and welcoming virtual environment. Each week has a different theme for maximum fun!

Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the program’s start time. Capacity is limited, and registration is first come, first serve.

Please note: that an adult caregiver must be with the participating child for the duration of the program.

Prepare for Playtime Pals!
– Playtime Pals FAQ
– Playtime Pals Caregiver Checklist
– Playtime Pals Social Story

Science, Kids

July 23

10:30 am - 11:30 am
$8 – $10

Virtual Mini Makers: To The Moon!

Imagine, invent, problem solve, and more during Mini Makers: To the Moon! In this program, children will engage in design thinking as they learn about recycling and reusing through story time and hands-on building. Once complete, each little engineer will have their very own up-cycled animal creation!

Registration closes July 21. Instruction for this program will take place live on Zoom on July 23. All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the program.

Mini Makers programs require some basic tools, and craft supplies, in addition to the program materials provided. We recommend that you have scissors, tape, glue, crayons, markers, pencils, and washable paint for your child’s use during the program. You may purchase a Craft Kit with all of these items directly from the Museum by adding “Craft Kit” to your order. The Craft Kit will be delivered or available for pick-up alongside your Mini Makers program materials.

Image Credit: youtube.com/watch?v=oNOwMGsTOBc (Noris Junior)

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Science, All Ages

July 25

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10 – $12

Virtual Discovery Lab: Science of Flight

What do you get when you combine drag, weight, thrust, and lift? Flight!

In this Discovery Lab, your family will learn about and experiment with the four forces of flight. Then, you’ll work together to engineer a paper glider of your own design. Simply said, it’ll be plane awesome!

Get your lab coats ready and join us virtually for Discovery Lab! Discovery Labs are hour-long programs designed for families to explore a topic together. From dissections to coding, what will you discover next?

Registration closes July 23. Instruction for this program will take place live on Zoom on July 25. All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the workshop. Communication regarding delivery or pickup will be sent after registration.

Sponsored by:

Prepare for Virtual Discovery Labs!
Virtual Discovery Labs FAQ

Science, Kids

July 28

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Free

Virtual Playtime Pals: Tea Party

Put on the kettle and raise those pinkies because it’s time for a tea party!

For Show & Share: Tell us about an item that makes you feel fancy. Have this item ready to go at the start of Playtime Pals so that you can show it off to your friends!

Join FCMoD for a special new Early Childhood program… Playtime Pals! Through Show & Share, Imagination Time, and a Dance Party, your child will socialize and have fun with other children in a safe and welcoming virtual environment. Each week has a different theme for maximum fun!

Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the program’s start time. Capacity is limited, and registration is first come, first serve.

Please note: that an adult caregiver must be with the participating child for the duration of the program.

Prepare for Playtime Pals!
– Playtime Pals FAQ
– Playtime Pals Caregiver Checklist
– Playtime Pals Social Story

August 2020

Theater, History, All Ages

August 13

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$5 – $7

Discovery After Dark: Women’s History in Fort Collins

Get inspired!

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States, the Archives & Collections staff of Fort Collins Museum of Discovery will share stories and photographs of notable Fort Collins women in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. Highlighting the paths of many local luminaries, this will be an inspirational evening full of historic images, audio recordings, and fascinating information! The program is one hour with time for questions at the end.

Pre-registration is recommended.

$7/$5 for members

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