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Summer of Discovery Week 7: ROCKETRY July 22 - 26

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:00am to Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 5:00pm
Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.


Tuesday, July 22 - Friday, July 25

  • FREE Surprise for the first 25 paid children admitted each day (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations (every 30 minutes)
  • "Astronaut-Me" Photo Booth - get a personalized photo of yourself in a Space Shuttle or ISS Suit! ($3 additional fee - sample photo at right)
  • Minecraft® Mission to Mars - 11:00 a.m./2:00 p.m. ($4 additional fee)
  • Exploring Mars Presentations - 1:00/3:00 p.m.
  • Rocketry Film Fest
  • Goddard Rocket Kits ($3 additional fee)
  • Build and Launch Straw Rockets (every hour)
  • Bounce House

Girls' STEM Day! Wednesday, July 23

In conjunction with Sally Ride Night, the Space Foundation will host a Girls' STEM Day as part of its Summer of Discovery programming, offering activities to spark girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  • Noon - 2:00 p.m.: Exclusive Girls’ STEM activity, Mars Rover Mission in our Mars Robotics Laboratory, the world’s largest education-purposed simulated Martian terrain
  • 3:00 p.m.: Talk and Q&A with author Lynn Sherr, author of the newly released book, Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Click here for more details.

SPECIAL FREE EVENT! Wednesday, July 23 - 6:00 p.m.

Sally Ride Night at the Discovery Center

Join us for a FREE event featuring award-winning author and journalist Lynn Sherr, celebrating her latest book, Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space. This FREE event will include a public talk by Sherr, along with a Q&A and a book signing, followed by a reception, tours in the El Pomar Space Gallery and special Science On a Sphere® presentations. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Seating is limited – please RSVP to [email protected]Click here for more details.

Saturday, July 26



 TCF Bank - Rocketry Saturday Sponsor


  • FREE Surprise for the first 100 paid children admitted on Saturday (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
  • Sabrosos Tacos Food Truck - 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • OohWeeAnaya Ice Cream Treats Food Truck - Noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • Cool Science® Interactive Science Demonstrations
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations (every 30 minutes)
  • Rocketry-themed Crafts & Activities
  • Stomp Rockets

*Events and activities are subject to change without notice.

Plan to Attend Each Week!

ROCKETRY: Week 8, July 29-August 2
A TASTE OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY: Week 9, August 5-9 and Week 10, August 12-16

NEW! Get your Discovery Passport today!

Valuable member benefits including admission* to Summer of Discovery 2014! 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.

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