There's Snow Place Like Space

When: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.

"There's Snow Place Like Space" - a special day of space history and winter-weather presentations for all ages at the Discovery Center. Spend the day learning about the history of the U.S. space program, enjoying our arts and crafts area, joining "Cool Science" for several exciting hands-on demonstrations of extreme cold and weather using liquid nitrogen and solid carbon dioxide, watching special winter weather-related presentations featuring the Discovery Center's Science On a Sphere® and relaxing with cookies and cider.

The following activities are included in the price of admission on Dec. 7:

  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- "Cool Science" hands-on super cold and weather demonstrations for all ages
  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- special weather-related presentations featuring the Discovery Center's Science On a Sphere®
  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- make arts and crafts, all ages
  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- self-guided tours of Discovery Center space exhibits
  • 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. -- "From Ike to Obama: U.S. Space Policy," talk by Space Foundation Vice President -- Washington Operations Brendan Curry, a discussion of how policy decisions in our nation's capital drive, or sometimes hurt, U.S. space efforts.

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road. 

The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will close for the holiday season on Dec. 14, reopening Thursday, Jan. 2.

Discovery Center daily admission fees are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Military fees are $4.50 for adults with I.D., and $1.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free. 

Bring a food bank donation on Dec. 7 and receive $1.00 off admission per person per donation. Please note that food banks cannot accept expired food donations.

Learn about Discovery Center exhibits by visiting www.spacefoundation.org/museum.