Summer-long Educational Fun for All Ages!

 Summer of Discovery 2016 Heroes of Space

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You can be a hero this summer at the Space Foundation Discovery Center.  Our Summer of Discovery program is shaping up to put you in the role of a space hero.  Whether it’s learning how to be an astronaut, solving problems as an engineer, learning about the wonders of the universe as a scientist, or inspiring others with your talent as a visionary, there is a summer of fun waiting for you at the Discovery Center.  Our summer program will give you a chance to experience what it would be like to be a part of a space program.  Every two weeks, new activities, guests and presentations will teach you all about what it takes to be a space hero.  Join us this summer as we present “Heroes of Space” at the Discovery Center.

Summer themes:

  • Visionaries: June 11 - 24, 2016
  • Scientists: June 25 - July 15, 2016
  • Engineers: July 16 - 29, 2016
  • Astronauts: July 30 - August 8, 2016

Featured Summer Exhibit: Super Kids Save the World

Presented locally by the Pike's Peak Children's Museum

When: June 2, 2016 - September 10, 2016

This extract is from George Saves the World by Lunchtime, by Jo Readman and Ley Honor Roberts.  Reprinted by permission of The Random House Group Ltd.  Text copyright © Jo Readman, 2006. Illustrations copyright © Ley Honor Roberts, 2006.  Photographs copyright © Eden Project with thanks to Ley Honor Roberts, Bernie Hawes, Dan Ryan and Glen Leishman.  Glass and Newsprint photographs reproduced by kind permission of Rockware Glass and Ayesford Newsprint respectively.  All rights reserved.


Featured Exhibit: The Red Planet in 3D

A New Perspective on Mars
The Red Planet in 3D

Opens April 6

Don’t Miss this Captivating Exhibition – Here for a Limited Engagement

Experience and learn about MarsExpress, Europe’s first independently performed mission to another planet. Since 2003, the probe has been orbiting the Red Planet to gain new insights as to the geology, mineralogy and atmosphere of Mars. The main aim of the mission is to look for signs of water, which is believed to have covered large expanses of the planet’s surface in its early history.

Learn about Volcanism, Water, Ice, Erosion, Wind and Tectonics – the six natural forces that have significantly formed Mars over billions of years.

This intriguing 3D exhibition is an initiative of the German Space Agency of the DLR (Bonn) and has been funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


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Valuable member benefits including admission* to Summer of Discovery 2016! Click here to learn more and purchase today!

*Includes general admission to Summer of Discovery - some activities require an extra fee as noted on schedule.


Daily Admission Rates

$10.00 Adult
$7.50 Seniors (65+)
$7.50 College Student with student ID
$4.50 Children (4-17)
$1.00 Children (2 to 3 - Under age 2 free)
$5.00 Military* Adult with ID
$4.00 Military* Child (4 to 17) with ID
$1.00 Military* Child (2 to 3) with ID

This is not a summer or day camp – children age 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult while at the Discovery Center

*Military includes Active Duty, Guard, Reserve or Retiree with ID only

Days, hours and rates are subject to change.

Summer Hours Starting June 1
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.