Planning an Event or Meeting?

The Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs offers a unique space-themed venue for your event. We've had important meetings, wedding receptions, military promotion and retirement celebrations, birthday parties, dances, a bar mitzvah, beer festivals and more held in our various meeting rooms and venue.

We offer the exciting, memorable venue you seek!


Rental Includes

  • Onsite event planner
  • Intriguing museum quality attractions
  • Space and Sci-fi themed rooms and environment
  • Lots of options available

Location

We're conveniently located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, just off of Garden of the Gods Road, west of Centennial Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Space-Themed Event Spaces

Space Foundation Discovery Center

El Pomar Space Gallery
  • Unique space gallery and museum venue accommodates up to 400 people
  • Allows for a variety of seating and catering arrangements
Area 51 (1,371 sq. ft.)
  • Sci-fi themed, colorful venue
  • Various setups, 60-90 people
  • Large screen display with projector and sound system
  • Full kitchen, including two microwaves, one convection oven, two refrigerators and two dishwashers
Education Activity Center located in the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center
  • 30 people, seated classroom style
  • Podium and stage
  • Audio/visual capabilities
  • Compatible with limited catering arrangements, such as boxed meals

Ackerman Conference Center

General James E. Hill Conference Room (975 sq. ft.)
  • 30-35 people seated; larger numbers possible if event is reception style
  • Video teleconferencing, teleconferencing, audio/visual capabilities
  • Compatible with most catering arrangements
W.B. Tutt Conference Room (405 sq. ft.)
  • 10-12 people seated
  • Teleconferencing, audio/visual capabilities
  • Compatible with most catering arrangements
Howell M. Estes, III, Conference Room (157 sq. ft.)
  • 6 people seated
  • Features large screen and several computer connectors for collaborative discussions
  • Compatible with limited catering arrangements, such as boxed meals
General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr.,
Conference Room (235 sq. ft.)
  • 8 people seated
  • Teleconferencing
  • Compatible with limited catering arrangements, such as boxed meals

About the Ackerman Conference Center

Jasper D. Ackerman was a business leader in Colorado Springs from the 1940's until he passed away in 1988. In 1963, Ackerman founded the Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund in his mother's memory. The Ackerman Conference Center is named in his honor, in appreciation for funding provided to the Space Foundation by the Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund.


Rental Fees

All rentals will be blocked for a minimum four (4) hours, which includes one hour advanced time for User's arrangements and decorating, as well as one hour follow-up for User's clearing of their items.  Additional hours may be purchased at the Hourly Rate shown.

Standard Room Fees

Location
 
Min. Base Rate
(for 4 hour rental)
Hourly Rate
(after 4 hours)
Setup/Cleanup Fees
(charged on a per-rental basis)
Space Foundation Discovery Center
El Pomar Space Gallery $1,000 $250 $300
Area 51 $500 $125 $150
Education Activity Center $160 $40 $50
Ackerman Conference Center
Hill $200 $50 $75
Tutt $160 $40 $50
Estes $100 $25 $25
Moorman $100 $25 $25

Non-Profit Room Fees for 501(c)(3), Military, Government

Location
 
Hourly Rate
(no minimum)
Setup/Cleanup Fees
(charged on a per-rental basis)
Space Foundation Discovery Center
El Pomar Space Gallery $200 $300
Area 51 $75 $150
Education Activity Center $25 $50
Ackerman Conference Center
Hill $50 $75
Tutt $25 $50
Estes Waived $25
Moorman Waived $25

Deposit

When booking the rental of Area 51 or the space gallery, users agree to remit to the Space Foundation a deposit equivalent to 50% of the base rate estimated for the event, plus 100% of the setup/cleanup Fees estimated for the user's event. When booking the rental of Hill, Estes, Moorman, Tutt or the Education Activity Center, the user agrees to remit to the Space Foundation a deposit equivalent to 100% of the setup/cleanup fees estimated for the user's event.

Cancellation Fees

Basic meetings and events with no special arrangements may be canceled seven or more days in advance of the booked event with no cancellation fees. Events, meetings, receptions, etc. that require special arrangements may be canceled 14 or more days in advance of the booked event with no cancelation fees. Otherwise, the full deposit is retained by the Space Foundation.

Additional Options (charged to all users on a per rental basis)

Technology Support $75 per hour
(if assistance is required beyond basic setup)
Business Services $0.15 per printed or copied page (black & white)
$0.50 per printed or copied page (color)
Mars Robotic Laboratory (includes docent or team member to guide demonstration and all supplies necessary) $150 per hour, 10 participants max at any one time
AGI Missions Simulation Laboratory (includes docent or team member to guide demonstration and utilization of Minecraft™ or similar technology) $150 per hour, 20 participants max at any one time
(User may rotate participants twice per hour)
Other demonstrations, such as Van de Graaff generator, building and launching of rockets, etc. (includes docent or team member to guide demonstration and all supplies necessary) $150 per hour, may be limited as to number of participants and duration
(discuss with Space Foundation contacts)

Catering and Food Services

All catering and food service must be provided by the customer and coordinated with the Director - Events.  We will do our best to accommodate your dining plans and can send a list of preferred vendors upon request.