Welcome to the FCMoD Virtual Resources Hub!

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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 […]

School Day Out on January 8th!

On Monday, January 8th, FCMoD will host another School Day Out at the Museum. With PSD still out of school for one last day, we’re offering a full day of museum-based activities and fun. This special daylong camp features animal encounters, music exploration and a movie in the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater. Groups are limited […]

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 […]

School Day Out on January 8th!

On Monday, January 8th, FCMoD will host another School Day Out at the Museum. With PSD still out of school for one last day, we’re offering a full day of museum-based activities and fun. This special daylong camp features animal encounters, music exploration and a movie in the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater. Groups are limited […]

School Day Out Workshops

School Day Out at the Museum! Join us on October 20th and again on November 10th for a series of fun, interactive engineering-based workshops for kids ages 8 and up. Each group will be led by CSU College of Engineering students and will focus on creative problem-solving for some of today’s most fascinating challenges.   […]

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 […]

School Day Out Workshops

School Day Out at the Museum! Join us on October 20th and again on November 10th for a series of fun, interactive engineering-based workshops for kids ages 8 and up. Each group will be led by CSU College of Engineering students and will focus on creative problem-solving for some of today’s most fascinating challenges.   […]

FCMoD Squad Application Date Extended!!!

Got a passion for music, museums, people and fun? Joining the FCMoD Squad might be just what you’ve been looking for. If you’re between the ages of 15 and 19 – this is an amazing opportunity to meet great people, gain experience and learn about the music and museum industries. The FCMoD Squad provides hands-on […]

Sonic Spotlight 2023: Meet The Bands!

Sonic Spotlight Finalist Showcase is coming up on December 13th at Washington’s at 7pm! Tickets are on sale now Come check out these young rippers on the rise and cheer on your hometown heroes!  Learn all about this year’s finalist in the bios below. See you there! autumnal autumnal is a fuzz folk band from […]

Being “Me” In Fort Collins/ Siendo “yo” en Fort Collins

Please join us for the Human Library – a safe and non-judgmental forum for people to engage in difficult conversations and gain a deeper understanding of diverse human experiences.

Beyond Discovery Benefit: Teeing Up the Next Ten Years!

Friday, September 8th 2023 6:00pm-9:00pm Please mark your calendars for Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s first fundraising event since 2019. This exciting community event will culminate the 10-year Anniversary celebration of the museum while also seeding our vision to inspire inquisitive thinkers and encourage responsible stewardship of the future. Sponsor opportunities are available through July […]

The Neuroscience of Cooperation   

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

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!

Extended Hours for Fall Break Fun!

FCMoD is open EXTRA days during Fall Break this year, and we can’t wait! We’re open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Sunday, November 27th, and only closed on Thanksgiving Day. Plan your visit today!

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!

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!

School Day Out Workshops

School Day Out at the Museum! Join us on October 20th and again on November 10th for a series of fun, interactive engineering-based workshops for kids ages 8 and up. Each group will be led by CSU College of Engineering students and will focus on creative problem-solving for some of today’s most fascinating challenges.   […]

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 […]

School Day Out Workshops

School Day Out at the Museum! Join us on October 20th and again on November 10th for a series of fun, interactive engineering-based workshops for kids ages 8 and up. Each group will be led by CSU College of Engineering students and will focus on creative problem-solving for some of today’s most fascinating challenges.   […]

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 […]