Events and Activities

Tuesday, Nov. 1 
6:30 p.m.
Gates Planetarium 
$12 member, $15 nonmember

 

Take a trip to the moon with Carter Emmart, director of astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History, and Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and celebrate the incredible history of the Apollo missions. Using the full dome of Gates Planetarium visit the sites where lunar landers have touched down. Look back through the history of lunar missions and look forward to missions to come.

 

Image Credit: NASA

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Tuesday, Nov. 1 
8:30 p.m.
Gates Planetarium 
$12 member, $15 nonmember

 

Take a trip to the moon with Carter Emmart, director of astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History, and Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and celebrate the incredible history of the Apollo missions. Using the full dome of Gates Planetarium visit the sites where lunar landers have touched down. Look back through the history of lunar missions and look forward to missions to come.

 

Image Credit: NASA

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Wednesday, Oct. 26
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
FREE
No reservations required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Explore breaking space news with space scientists and hear the latest updates on missions exploring the solar system, rocket launches, cutting edge astronomy, and more.
Please use the West Evening Entrance of the Museum. 

 

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Wednesday, Nov. 30
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
FREE
No reservations required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Explore breaking space news with space scientists and hear the latest updates on missions exploring the solar system, rocket launches, cutting edge astronomy, and more. Dr. Graham Lau, Blue Marble Space Institute, will be the guest presenter.
Please use the West Evening Entrance of the Museum. 

 

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Wednesday, Oct. 12
7:00 p.m.
FREE 
 
Please join us for a virtual program featuring short films and artwork by Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq). The program will begin with two short animations: “Little Thunder,” a traditional Mi’kmaq story, and “Wolverine and Little Thunder: An Eel Fishing Adventure,” a modern tale. Following the films, Syliboy will share images of some of his artwork and lead a live discussion. Syliboy will share his stories about becoming an artist, his use of ancient petroglyph designs to reclaim and transmit Mi’kmaq culture and other themes related to his creative work. He'll also address the role of elder artists in teaching and inspiring the next generation. His stories are a vivid example of the importance of memory and of place.

The program is presented as part of the 19th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival in partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management.

       

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Seniors
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Satisfy your science curiosity in a safe environment during our SCFD Free Days and Free Nights. Explore exhibitions, catch a Planetarium show or see a special performance or activity.

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Bones, Bats, Boo! Family Overnight (Grade K-8 with adult)

Saturday-Sunday
October 29 - 30, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
 
Spend an enchanting night experiencing the magic of the Museum with your whole family! Wear your costumes while participating in Halloween hands-on science, crafts and more. See a spectacular dry ice demonstration and a show in Gates Planetarium. After a night of fun, sleep among the animals in our world-famous diorama halls. Ticket includes a pizza and salad dinner, evening snack and hot breakfast the next morning. It will be a ghostly good time for little monsters!
 
Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Oct. 28.
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Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Thursday, Oct. 20
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Adult/Youth/Senior: $4

Members see it first!

Blast off into the cosmos with your member exclusive access to “Apollo: When We Went to the Moon.” This interactive and nostalgic exhibition launches you back to the space race of 1969. Get a close-up look at dozens of artifacts from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s archives, make footprints on a virtual moon, climb aboard a lunar rover model and touch examples of tools and everyday items used aboard the International Space Station. 

"Apollo: When We Went to the Moon" is a touring exhibition co-produced by The U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Flying Fish.

Please note that your Preview Day ticket also serves as your Museum admission ticket for the day. You do not need to register for a separate admission time slot.

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Laser Halloween

Friday, Oct. 28
4:15 p.m.

Member Ticketing: $10 Adult, $8 Youth/Senior

Join us for this special Halloween themed program just for members! Laser Fantasy has combined the spookiest songs and images from the catalog to create this family-friendly treat.

Play list: 

Jaws intro - John Williams
Monster Mash - Bobby Picket
Addam's Groove - MC Hammer
Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show (BEAMS)
Thriller - Michael Jackson and more...

Run time: 38 minutes

Appropriate for all ages.  Recommended for 8 years and up.  Due to the environment, parents should use discretion when bringing children to these shows.  Some shows may contain explicit language and images. For questions about specific shows, please check out the setlist or call.

Strobe lights are used throughout each showing of Laser Fantasy.

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Member Only Laser Stranger Things Season 4

Friday, Oct. 28
5:30 p.m.

Member Ticketing: $10 Adult, $8 Youth/Senior

Fans can't get enough of the retro vibe of the hit series Stranger Things. Take a members-only trip to the upside-down in the safety of Gates Planetarium. Experience the '80s tunes and soundscapes from the show reinterpreted in vibrant laser light.

Play list:

Stranger Things Intro
Sunglasses at Night
You Spin Me Round
Teens
Baba O Riley (BEAMS) and more...

Run time: 55 minutes

Appropriate for all ages.  Recommended for 8 years and up.  Due to the environment, parents should use discretion when bringing children to these shows.  Some shows may contain explicit language and images. For questions about specific shows, please check out the setlist or call.

Strobe lights are used throughout each showing of Laser Fantasy.

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Museum open until 9 on most Fridays

Can't make it to the Museum during the day? Come for an evening visit during Friday Evening Hours! The Museum is open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and admission prices remain the same. As always, admission is free for our members. We look forward to kicking off the weekend with you.

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OUT! At the Museum

Sunday, October 9

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum Admission is free on this day. 

Join us for SCFD Free Day “OUT! AT the Museum” on Sunday, October 9 for a fun and welcoming atmosphere with LGBTQ partners. In addition to FREE admission to the Museum, this event will include performances and activities for the whole family. 

Out Boulder County will help you make your own rainbow galaxy slime! We’ll be using simple household ingredients to create colorful glitter slime for you to take home. 

The Mile High Freedom Bands will feature small ensembles on stage. Visit their table where you can get more information about performances and how to join the organization! 

Joy as Resistance will be making pronouns and identity beaded bracelets. Visit their table, find the letter beads that match your pronouns and/or identity and/or mood of the day, pick out accent beads and create a bracelet that's all about YOU! 

Sacred Voices will be hosting poetry writing throughout the day, culminating with an open mic. Have an exhibit you want to give thanks too? Or is their an identity you would love to shoutout? Let’s write together!

Special Guest Jessica L'Whor will be hosting Drag Storytime in Space Odyssey at the space screen at 2:00pm 

The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the district's boundaries. The SCFD collects a one-tenth of 1 percent sales-and-use tax (or one penny on every $10 spent), providing approximately $40 million each year to area cultural attractions both small and large. 

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