Grateful Dead_Fort Collins Museum of DiscoveryOnce you’re a fan of the Grateful Dead, you don’t ever forget the impact it has on your life. I’ve yet to meet a Dead fan who doesn’t talk extremely highly of their experiences with the band. There stories of Fire on the Mountains and of strangers stopping strangers to shake their hands. It’s amazing, sometimes, how life really does imitate art.

This Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25, you can experience the way the Dead unifies its listeners in surround sound at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. The museum is known for its hands-on exhibits to help visitors experience science and culture in Northern Colorado, as well as encouraging stewardship for the future.

And amongst the experiences FCMoD provides is the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. On an ordinary day, the theater hosts galactic experiences the likes of which this world has never seen. It boasts a dome screen 35 feet in diameter. Located on Mason Court, at the intersection of Mason and Cherry Streets, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM (until 8 PM on Thursdays).Grateful Dead_Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

But the real reason you should go visit FCMoD (aside from all the awesome experiences you can have) is the LaserDome: Grateful Dead event this Friday and Saturday. Featuring digital projections systems and special effects that can wow even the sturdiest individual and surround sound that can blow your mind, you can experience the hits and classics of the band in an experience unlike any you’ve ever seen before.

Tickets are $12 a person, or $10 if you are a member at FCMoD. It is unclear if you need to pay general admission to the museum to access the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. In the event that you do, you can find all the information you need in the links below.

Showings are at 7:30 PM and 9 PM both nights, and the shows run for about an hour.

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Crystal Angevine is a CSU Alum, who dreams big and works hard. She loves being in the outdoors, lives for her family, and tries hard to be the change she wishes to see in the world. On any given Saturday, she might be found knitting, doing other handcrafted arts, or playing video games. She grew up in Northern Colorado, but still loves exploring Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. What better way to do that than by telling the world about the plethora of events dear old FoCo has to offer?