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Create Holiday Mail for Heroes at the Discovery Center

11/07/2013

An Ark. Valley Homeschoolers group from southeastern Colorado visited the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs this week for educational space-themed activities.

While at the Discovery Center, the children made cards for service members and veterans who will be separated from their families this holiday season. The cards will be distributed through the "Holiday Mail for Heroes Program." Since 2006, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes have received and distributed more than 6.5 million holiday cards for members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The public is invited to visit the Discovery Center and create their own cards for the "Holiday Mail for Heroes Program."

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Space Foundation's Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs.

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. The Discovery Center is closed over major holidays.

The Discovery Center, which houses the Northrop Grumman Science Center and the El Pomar Space Gallery, is the site of Science On a Sphere® and Sphere-based education courses. The El Pomar Space Gallery displays a sampling of the Space Foundation's extensive space artifacts collection. The initial exhibit, "Launch to the Moon," primarily includes artifacts related to the U.S./Soviet race to the Moon in the 1960s and early 70s.

Learn more about the Discovery Center at www.spacefoundation.org/museum. For group visit information call 719.576.8000.

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