Welcome to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery!

We’re a hands-on history and science museum, filled with interactive exhibits and fascinating artifacts that tell the stories of Northern Colorado.


The museum creates meaningful opportunities to learn, reflect, and have fun through hands-on and collections-based explorations in science and culture.


To inspire inquisitive thinkers and encourage responsible stewardship of the future.


Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the City of Fort Collins Museum (est. 1941) and the nonprofit Discovery Science Center (est. 1989). After merging operations in 2008, we launched a successful $27 million capital campaign, built a new Platinum LEED-certified facility, and opened in November 2012. Since opening, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery has served 475,000 visitors from 45 states and 30 countries across 5 continents—but our primary audience remains Coloradans (80%).