New Museum Presentation for HP, 1-27-11


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Presentation made to Hewlett-Packard Fort Collins on January 27, 2011, about the new Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center.

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  • January 31, 2011 HP Confidential
  • New Museum Presentation for HP, 1-27-11

    1. 1. The New Discovery Museum
    2. 2. We Live in an Amazing Place! with 13,000 years of history a dynamic “now” and a commitment to the future
    3. 3. Our Vision For our amazing community, region, and world, we dream of Creating meaningful opportunities for people of all ages to learn, reflect, and have fun through hands-on and collections-based explorations in science and history.
    4. 4. An Important & Unique Attraction <ul><li>Museums rank in the top three family vacation destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Museum visitors spend 36% more money than other tourists </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses decide where to relocate based on quality of life that cultural amenities offer </li></ul>
    5. 5. A Powerful Partnership <ul><li>Fort Collins Museum (public) – 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Science Center (private) – 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004, Discovery Science Center and Fort Collins Museum decided to join forces in a unique public-private partnership </li></ul>
    6. 6. We’re Better Together <ul><li>Museum is co-owned by partners </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers & protects both partners </li></ul><ul><li>Financial sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Extraordinary visitor experience </li></ul>
    7. 7. Economic Feasibility Study <ul><li>Conducted by Economic Research Assoc. of Washington, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Considered size of building, budget, and gap analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Annual visitation projection for new museum = 100,000 + </li></ul>
    8. 8. Location
    9. 9. Site Plan
    10. 10. Building Size <ul><li>Approximately 47,000 sq ft </li></ul><ul><li>21,000 sq ft of exhibit space </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Main Gallery: 16,000 sq ft </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traveling Exhibit Gallery: 5,000 sq ft </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>LEED Platinum </li></ul>
    11. 11. Floor Plan
    12. 12. Free Zone Rooftop Observation Deck Café Local History Archive Natural Areas Visitor Center Museum Gift Shop
    13. 13. Exhibit Areas Early Childhood Schatz Science Zone Wildlands & Wildlife First People Live Animals People on the Move Food, Forage & Farm Water Sustainability & Energy Music & Sound Outdoor Experiences
    14. 14. Breaking the Mold <ul><li>Integrated hands-on and artifact- based experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Telling global stories through local lens </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging visitor contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Designed from the inside out </li></ul>
    15. 15. Focused on These Themes Helping people connect to a deeper understanding of the world and their place in it
    16. 16. Exhibits: Early Childhood
    17. 17. Exhibits: Music and Sound
    18. 18. Exhibits: Schatz Science Zone
    19. 19. Exhibits: Wildlands & Wildlife
    20. 20. Exhibits: People on the Move
    21. 21. Exhibits: Energy & Sustainability
    22. 22. Exhibits: First Peoples
    23. 23. Natural Areas Visitor Center
    24. 24. Digital Dome Theater Cutting edge 360 o degree immersive theater State-of-the-art digital projection and audio systems Educational, inspirational, and entertaining An amazing community resource
    25. 25. Digital Dome Theater Planetarium shows Interactive educational shows Public performances Lectures Special events
    26. 26. 1,000 for $1,000 Grassroots community campaign Enterprise Zone benefit
    27. 27. Timeline <ul><li>Groundbreaking in Sept. 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Building construction complete Oct. 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Museum opens 2012 </li></ul>
    28. 28. Budget <ul><li>Building budget = $12-14 million </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of exhibits approx. the same </li></ul><ul><li>Funding to date: over $22 million </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching out to the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Digital Dome Campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Enterprise Zone </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. HOW CAN HP BE INVOLVED Donate funding Donate equipment Volunteer people Serving HP and Fort Collins HP Workstations Other FC site divisions Employee giving Employee volunteer release time Organized groups around specific technology needs Employee personal time Corporate Philanthropy FC site philanthropy Employee giving
    30. 30. Thank you! Questions? Visit for more information