Welcome to Fort Collins Museum of Discovery!

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


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 built a new Platinum LEED-certified facility, and opened in November 2012. Since opening, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery has served over 500,000 visitors from all 50 states and 30 countries across 5 continents—but our primary audience remains Coloradans (80%).