Welcome to the FCMoD Virtual Resources Hub!

If you’re looking for educational resources to supplement remote schooling, seeking fun activities, crafts, and experiments to enrich your day, or wishing to view videos and presentations to inspire curiosity about science, culture, and local history, the FCMoD Virtual Resources Hub is for you!

Scroll down to explore activities sorted by:

  • Content Areas based on Colorado Academic Standards
  • Age Range
  • Topics and Exhibits at FCMoD
  • Links to FCMoD Videos on YouTube
  • All Crafts and Experiments!

Content Areas

Explore activities, videos, and other resources organized by Content Areas within the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards.

Daily Discovery: Straw Rockets

Post written by Charlotte Conway, Public Programs Coordiantor. Activity adapted from NASA/JPL Daily Discovery: Straw Rockets Blasting off! Practice the engineering design process by creating your own soda straw rocket. Design, launch, and then modify features of your rocket just like engineers working on rockets today. Rocket Design Background Modern rocket design began near the […]

Daily Discovery: Engineering at Home – Bouncy Ball Challenge

Post written by Sierra Tamkun, Learning Experiences Manager. Adapted from EEK. Daily Discovery: Engineering at Home – Bouncy Ball Challenge Engineers often use things called “polymers” as part of their inventions. Though the word may sound unfamiliar, you interact with polymers every day! Plastic is a polymer that’s in everything from toys to toothbrushes. Engineers […]

Daily Discovery: Simple Machines – Engineering Challenge!

Post written by Hannah Curtis, Education Assistant. Daily Discovery: Simple Machines – Engineering Challenge! How can one person easily lift a 500 lbs. piano? We have the how and why behind the simple machines that help you do just that! Think like a mechanical engineer to create a design concept, build and test your own machines, […]

Activities by Age Range

Daily Discovery: Storytime in the Home – A Moon of My Own Paper Craft

Post written by Lea Mikkelsen, Early Childhood Coordinator. Daily Discovery: Storytime in the Home – A Moon of My Own Paper Craft Follow along with FCMoD’s live stream Storytime in the Home: A Moon of My Own. Then gather your supplies to make a beautiful nighttime scene! Supplies: Black, Blue, and White Construction paper Glue stick […]

Daily Discovery: Storytime in the Home – Going Around the Sun Solar System Craft

Post written by Lea Mikkelsen, Early Childhood Coordinator. Daily Discovery: Storytime in the Home – Going Around the Sun Solar System Craft Follow along with FCMoD’s live stream Storytime in the Home: Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun. Then gather your supplies to make your very own solar system art! Supplies: Construction paper in […]

Daily Discovery: “Milky” – Way Nebulas

Post written by Hannah Curtis, Education Assistant. Daily Discovery: “Milky” – Way Nebulas NASA, with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, capture the colorful and mysterious formations of nebulas. They are created from the gas and dust from supernovas or become star nurseries where new stars will be formed. With chemistry and experimentation create […]

Daily Discovery: Making History with Our Local Legends – Shrink Plastic Charm Bracelet

Post written by Linda Moore, Museum Curator of Collections. Daily Discovery: Making History with Our Local Legends – Shrink Plastic Charm Bracelet Wearing charms to commemorate or celebrate people, places, or events important to you has a long history: there is archaeological evidence that charm bracelets were worn as long ago as 600 to 400 […]

Daily Discovery: Optical Illusions & Color Vision

Post written by Hannah Curtis, Education Assistant. Daily Discovery: Optical Illusions & Color Vision Is your brain playing tricks on you? Optical Illusions can use color, light and patterns to create images that can be deceptive or misleading to our brains. The information gathered by the eye is processed by the brain, creating an interpretation […]

Daily Discovery: Straw Rockets

Post written by Charlotte Conway, Public Programs Coordiantor. Activity adapted from NASA/JPL Daily Discovery: Straw Rockets Blasting off! Practice the engineering design process by creating your own soda straw rocket. Design, launch, and then modify features of your rocket just like engineers working on rockets today. Rocket Design Background Modern rocket design began near the […]

Animal Love Languages

Animal Love Languages Love is in the air, and humans aren’t the only romantics in the world. Today we’re looking at the courtship rituals of the animal kingdom! Do you know what your love language is? Is it words of affirmation like a sweet letter, quality time like a romantic night in, receiving gifts of […]

Daily Discovery: Making History with Our Local Legends – Shrink Plastic Charm Bracelet

Post written by Linda Moore, Museum Curator of Collections. Daily Discovery: Making History with Our Local Legends – Shrink Plastic Charm Bracelet Wearing charms to commemorate or celebrate people, places, or events important to you has a long history: there is archaeological evidence that charm bracelets were worn as long ago as 600 to 400 […]

Daily Discovery: Crazy Quilt Tie-Blanket

Post written by Morgan Wilson, Museum Assistant for Collections. Daily Discovery: Crazy Quilt Tie-Blanket What even is a crazy quilt? It is a pieced together blanket that is all about looking good and does not follow a pattern or have the quilting stitches joining its front to its back that define true quilts. Crazy quilts […]

FCMoD Squad Applications Now Open!

Do you love music? Do you love engaging with your community? Join us and go behind the scenes of the local front range music community. The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is excited to announce the first year of the FCMoD Squad!   What it means to be in the FCMoD Squad:   The FCMoD Squad are individuals between the ages of 15 and 19 who are interested in becoming […]

Animal Love Languages

Animal Love Languages Love is in the air, and humans aren’t the only romantics in the world. Today we’re looking at the courtship rituals of the animal kingdom! Do you know what your love language is? Is it words of affirmation like a sweet letter, quality time like a romantic night in, receiving gifts of […]

#ArchivesBlackEducation

#ArchivesBlackEducation Every month Fort Collins Museum of Discovery participates in a themed #ArchivesHashtagParty on Twitter. This month’s theme is #ArchivesBlackEducation in honor of Black History Month. What is an #ArchivesHashtagParty you ask? That’s a great question! This article from the New York Times, The Record Keepers’ Rave, helps explain just that. Started by The National […]

The Neuroscience of Cooperation   

A look into how our brains are wired for cooperation and empathy

National Beer Day

April 7 is National Beer Day and Fort Collins is the town for it

Animal Love Languages

Animal Love Languages Love is in the air, and humans aren’t the only romantics in the world. Today we’re looking at the courtship rituals of the animal kingdom! Do you know what your love language is? Is it words of affirmation like a sweet letter, quality time like a romantic night in, receiving gifts of […]

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery Turns 10!

Celebrate FCMoD’s 10th anniversary on Sat., November 12th from 10-5. This free, fun-filled day will feature live music, face painting, animals experiences, special programs, and more!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa’s coming to FCMoD!

‘Tis the season to create special holiday memories, and what better place to gather together than at FCMoD! On Saturday, December 17th from 10a-2p, meet Santa Claus, enjoy holiday-themed activities, receive a unique holiday balloon creation, and more!

Sonic Spotlight Finals Set for December 8th!

Sonic Spotlight’s final showcase features three winning artists from the Sonic Round: Fiona Sofia, Hospital Socks, and HYGEIA. Get your tickets today for this amazing live music showcase at Washington’s!

Topics and Exhibits at FCMoD

Mental Health: Mind Matters 

Mental Health: Mind Matters creates a safe space for important conversations about mental illnesses. Misconceptions and stigma lead to prejudice and discrimination. This exhibition and related programming can help #MakeItOK to talk about mental health.

Local History

The Archive and Collections at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery help bring local history to the present by collecting, preserving, organizing, and providing access to primary resources that help tell the story of Fort Collins.

Animal Encounters

FCMoD’s live animals exhibit gives visitors an up close and personal experience with animals they can find in their backyard and beyond.

Music Experience

Whether your taste in music is rock ‘n roll or Rachmaninoff, you’ll find something to inspire you!

Earth and Space

Explore the stars, the earth, the planets, and more with these activities, crafts, and experiments!

Dive into ALL the Crafts and Experiments!

Your True Colors Suffragette Sash Project

Post written by Linda Moore, Curator of Collections Sip and Stitch At-Home Edition: Your True Colors Suffragette Sash Project Woman working to get the right to vote in the 19th and early 20th centuries faced a tricky problem: how could they influence the vote to get the vote without the vote? Savvy suffragettes recognized that […]

Daily Discovery: Making History with Our Local Legends – Shrink Plastic Charm Bracelet

Post written by Linda Moore, Museum Curator of Collections. Daily Discovery: Making History with Our Local Legends – Shrink Plastic Charm Bracelet Wearing charms to commemorate or celebrate people, places, or events important to you has a long history: there is archaeological evidence that charm bracelets were worn as long ago as 600 to 400 […]

Daily Discovery: Suffrage Flag Infinity Scarf

Post written by Morgan Wilson, Museum Assistant for Collections. Daily Discovery: Suffrage Flag Infinity Scarf Basic knitting skills are required to make this scarf. Luckily, this is a quick and easy knitting project that will be ready for the cool weather this fall. This scarf is made in the colors of the National Women’s Party […]

Daily Discovery: Straw Rockets

Post written by Charlotte Conway, Public Programs Coordiantor. Activity adapted from NASA/JPL Daily Discovery: Straw Rockets Blasting off! Practice the engineering design process by creating your own soda straw rocket. Design, launch, and then modify features of your rocket just like engineers working on rockets today. Rocket Design Background Modern rocket design began near the […]

Daily Discovery: Bubble Science!

Post written by Hannah Curtis, Education Assistant. Daily Discovery: Bubble Science! Bubble baths, a carbonated summer time drink, bubble gum, or the result of the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar. We all know and love bubbles, but what’s up with them always being round? Come explore the science of bubbles with us and […]

Daily Discovery: Paper Plate Sundial

Post written by Sierra Tamkun, Learning Experiences Manager. Daily Discovery: Paper Plate Sundial Here comes the Sun… to tell us the time! Our closest star keeps Earth warm so life can grow and holds our whole solar system together! And before the invention of the mechanical clock, people used the Sun’s movement across the sky […]