Summer of Discovery Week 8: ROCKETRY July 29 - August 2

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 5:00pm
Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.


Tuesday, July 29 - Friday, August 1

  • FREE Surprise for the first 25 paid children admitted each day (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations
  • "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. (no presentation scheduled for Wednesday, July 30)
  • Rocketry Film Fest
  • Goddard Rocket Kits ($3 additional fee)
  • Build and Launch Straw Rockets (every hour)
  • Bounce House

SphereCast: A Tale of Three Planets
Friday, August 1, 1:30 p.m.

Take part in a fantastic SphereCast, presented by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Anousheh Ansari Portrait Unveiling 
Friday, August 1, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Join us as we unveil a portrait of Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer. The unveiling will be followed by an autograph session with Ansari, included in the price of Discovery Center admission.

Saturday, August 2

  • FREE Surprise for the first 100 paid children admitted on Saturday (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
  • Bite Me Gourmet Sausages Food Truck - 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • OohWeeAnaya Ice Cream Treats Food Truck - Noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations
  • Mars Robotics Laboratory 11:00 a.m./2:00 p.m.
  • Play Minecraft® in the AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory 11:30 a.m./2:30 p.m. ($4 additional fee)
  • Rocketry-themed Crafts & Activities
  • Stomp Rockets

*Events and activities are subject to change without notice.

Plan to Attend Each Week!

A TASTE OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY: Week 9, August 5-9 and Week 10, August 12-16

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