4 Events to see at the Museum of Discovery

IMAGE COURTESY FORT COLLINS MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY.

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMD) is a hands-on history and science museum which 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).  In 2008, the partnership designed a new Platinum LEED-certified facility, which opened in November 2012.

The museum host interactive exhibits, and rare artifacts recouped within Northern Colorado. Beyond the education, FCMD has some mind-blowing events in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. In the theatre, participants can take a journey through the adorning the night sky and uncover the mysterious sights in the solar system. In addition, there are a number of fulldome films and the Digital Dome Theater has presentations on its gigantic 35-foot diameter dome screen.

These four events are not to miss:

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery welcomes back mindSpiral to the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery welcomes back mindSpiral to the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater

1. mindSpiral

January 18, 2019

6:30-9:00PM

mindSpiral – Live in the Dome

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery welcomes back mindSpiral to the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater!

In this never-before-heard concert event, mindSpiral will spin interactive and improvised music for our Northern Colorado audience, accompanied by the full-dome visuals of Belin Fieldson.

Mike Metlay, the Mr. Spiral who puts the Spiral in mindSpiral, will create live music that will be shared, processed, explored, and exploded into an all-encompassing immersive musical experience by renowned electroacoustic composer Mark Mosher, with visuals keyed from the music and manipulated in real-time. It’s all live, all original, unpredictable, and fun–and we hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance starts at 7:00 pm. Cash bar will be available.

Cost: $10/$8 for members. Pre-registration is recommended.

Location: 408 Mason Court Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: 970-221-6738

URL: https://fcmod.org/event/mark-mosher-mike-metlay-live-in-the-dome/

 

LaserDome Lady Gaga photo courtesy of FCMD
LaserDome Lady Gaga photo courtesy of FCMD

 

2. LaserDome Lady Gaga

January 25, 2019

6:30-7:30 PM & 8:00-9:00PM

LaserDome Lady Gaga

Put your ‘Poker Faces’ on for two showtimes of LaserDome Lady Gaga! Get ready to ‘Just Dance’ in your seats on January 25 at 6:30 PM & 8:00 PM.

Explore music in a new light at FCMoD’s LaserDome! The LaserDome series in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater has something for everyone – from the throwbacks of rock idols to the chart-topping hits of today’s artists. The Dome’s 360° state-of-the-art digital projection systems and other special effects bring these shows to life, while our booming surround sound system will have you hearing your favorite artists like never before. Check out all the upcoming LaserDome shows at fcmod.org/laserdome.

Note: Due to the nature of music lyrics, some content may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

Cost: $12 / $10 for members

Location: 408 Mason Court Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: 970-221-6738

URLs:

6:30 PM: https://fcmod.org/event/ladygaga2019/

8:00 PM: https://fcmod.org/event/ladygaga2019-2019-01-25/

LaserDome AC/DC
LaserDome AC/DC photo courtesy of FCMD

 

3. LaserDome AC/DC

 

January 25, 2019

9:30-10:30 PM

‘Let There Be Rock’ in the Dome & get ready for LaserDome AC/DC! Get ready to ride on the ‘Highway to Hell’ in your seats on January 25 at 9:30 PM.

Explore music in a new light at FCMoD’s LaserDome! The LaserDome series in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater has something for everyone – from the throwbacks of rock idols to the chart-topping hits of today’s artists. The Dome’s 360° state-of-the-art digital projection systems and other special effects bring these shows to life, while our booming surround sound system will have you hearing your favorite artists like 7:30 pm. Check out all the upcoming LaserDome shows at fcmod.org/laserdome.

Note: Due to the nature of music lyrics, some content may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

Image credit acdc.com

Cost: $12 / $10 for members

Location: 408 Mason Court Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: 970-221-6738

URL: https://fcmod.org/event/acdc2019/

 

Dome Art Night photo courtesy of FCMD
Dome Art Night photo courtesy of FCMD

4. Dome Art Night

February 1, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00PM

In conjunction with First Friday Art Walk, the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at FCMoD will present 360° artwork from artists around the world!

Join us on Friday, February 1st for an exclusive chance to experience these immersive artworks for yourself. You have to see it to believe it!

Cash bar will be available.

 

Schedule of Events

6:00 pm – Doors open
7:00 pm – Dome program start
7:30pm – Intermission
7:45 pm – Dome program resume
8:15 pm – Dome program end
9:00 pm – Museum closed

 

Cost: $10 / $18 for members. Pre-registration is recommended.

Location: 408 Mason Court Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: 970-221-6738

URL: https://fcmod.org/event/dome-art-night-february/

 

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%). Adventurers of all ages can journey to the beginnings of life and travel the cosmos without leaving their seats!

 

 

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Cynthia Wilson is a multimedia journalist with a Masters in New Media Journalism and a Bachelors in Journalism with a minor in Music Theory and Composition. She has a grassroots digital publication, Argento Studios. She is a content producer and co-founder of The Nashville Music Masters. She was the social producer for Green Mile Films, PR for Women’s Grand Prix at the US Pro Challenge, and Chief Relationship Officer for technology company Studio Hyperset. She is a music journalist, freelance writer, and digital content producer.

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