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Fort Collins Museum of Discovery Fort Collins

Where is it at?

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Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
408 Mason Court
Fort Collins
CO
80524
Tel: (970) 221-6738

Directions

At the intersection of Cherry and Mason streets, you will see Mason Court where the museum is located. Parking is free at the front of the museum, and overflow parking can be found along Cherry St.

Where are we going today?

We just love learning new things!  And we especially love when we get to learn through playing, touch, experimenting and just having a great time!

The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery looks at the history of science, and the science of history using an interactive and engaging museum experiences where kids can learn and have a great time.

There is over 47,000 square feet of creative and hands-on exhibits for kids to get lost in!

Ever seen a plesiosaur?  Ever seen one that is 42 foot long!?  You can come face to face with an Ice Age bison in the main gallery, as well as trying your hand at being a super cool rock star in the Music Garage.  Here you can jam with a friend on a variety of instruments, as well as learning about different music genres!  You can even book the space for a recording session and get your song emailed to you at the end of it! 

There is also a great Free Zone, because it's....FREE!  This is an area of the museum that you don't need to buy an admission ticket for.  You can get to know the diverse range of the city's natural area, listen to the beautiful restored grand piano from the 1904 St. Louis World Fair, and check out the panoramic views on the observation deck! 

They also have a host of programs specifically designed for different age groups and class levels so you can indulge in your scientific and historical passions outside of the classroom! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$9.50
  • Children$6 (Ages 3 - 12)
  • Free Under: 2 and members
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm

Closed Mondays and New Years Day, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day

Teachers corner

There are a host of different programs for children of various ages and classes so make sure you have a chat to them about what you are after and they will do their best to match you with the appropriate lessons! .

Any Top Tips?

Why not have your birthday party here! For kids aged 4 - 12, they can celebrate their big day in scientific style! .

What people are saying?

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    This place is great! For being in a city the size of Fort Collins, this is a great discovery museum. The tactile learning oppurtunities is fantastic, and the jam garage helps to set this organization apart. I am in love with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, which is a rather large museum, but I have just as much fun (and learn just as much) from this smaller museum.

    And by the way, $10 bucks is not a bad admission price, especially when you understand that your money is going towards education. Caprice, chill out.

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    I love this place!

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    The new museum is a shadow of what the previously separate Fort Collins Museum, and Discovery Science Museum were.

    There is hardly any Fort Collins history represented here. The displays are mostly for children, and create a great deal of noise. There is an exorbitant admission fee that was never incurred at either of the previous institutions, and in spite of it all, people continue to come back for more, making parking difficult to find.

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    WAY TOO EXPENSIVE!. Almost ten bucks for an adult. Not to mention what you pay for kids. Then if you wanna hit the observation deck that's an additional charge too!!! BIG THUMBS DOWN TO YOU GUYS. Yikes. Makes it hard for working families to really go and enjoy the museum.

    They need to rethink their prices. They need to be more considerate of the mid/low income families who work hard and would like to take their children.

    Other then being broke after paying admission, it was an interesting place to visit.

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    Love the hands on opportunity to learn about the world! The Dome Shows are pretty spectacular.

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