From Our Editors
The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is hard to classify neatly. Its exhibits touch on natural history and science, but it's mission is interdisciplinary: to explore the questions lurking behind everyday experiences, whether that includes hearing a sound or soaking up sunshine.
- Size: a 16,000-square-foot main gallery, plus a digital dome theater and an archive
- Eye Catcher: the "Wildlands and Wildlife" exhibit, which features life-size replicas of animals. One strongly resembles a buffalo, though they're all prehistoric creatures who lived in Fort Collins long before humans did.
- Permanent Mainstay: the Music and Sound Lab, where guests can learn about the physics of sound waves, as well as the technology behind everything from iPods to screaming at people
- Don't Miss: the Schatz Family Exploration Zone, where families can do hands-on lab experiments with light, color, air, and more