Summer of Discovery 2014 Launches June 10 with Oceans Theme at Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is bringing space, science and technology down to Earth for people of all ages to enjoy.
Beginning June 10, Summer of Discovery 2014 launches with a full 10 weeks of space-related educational activities at the Discovery Center. Each two-week theme will culminate in an action-packed Saturday of special activities.
The theme for June 10-21 will be Oceans, and some of the scheduled activities include:
- A free surprise for the first 25 children admitted each weekday and the first 100 children on Saturday
- Cool Science® Interactive Science Demonstrations
- Science On a Sphere® presentations
- Ocean-themed crafts and ocean/sea-themed costume contest
- Underwater Junk Engineering Contest
- Underwater ROVs (pictured)
- Mars Robotics Laboratory Presentations
- AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory - Minecraft (extra fee)
- Science On a Sphere® Presentations
- Squid Dissection ($4 extra fee)
Many activities are being held at specific times only; click here for a complete schedule. Activities and events are subject to change without notice.
Summer of Discovery 2014 continues through August 16 with the following themes:
- Astronomy, June 24 - July 3
- Mars, Rovers and Robots, July 8 - 19
- Rocketry, July 22 - Aug. 2
- A Taste of Space Technology, Aug. 5 - 16
Summer of Discovery Sponsors
Wells Fargo is the Saturday Sponsor for Oceans on June 14 and 21. Other sponsors for Summer of Discovery 2014 include: Ent Federal Credit Union, Astronomy theme sponsor; BKD, July 19 Saturday sponsor for Mars, Rovers and Robots; Allegra, printing co-sponsor; ATK, printing co-sponsor; MIDO Printing Company, Inc., printing co-sponsor; OneTouchPoint, printing co-sponsor; SpaceUnited, activity co-sponsor; and Wendy's, activity co-sponsor.
Sponsorship opportunities for Summer of Discovery 2014 are still available for businesses, organizations and individuals. To learn about the different levels and benefits of sponsorship, click here.
Purchase a Discovery Passport to enjoy valuable benefits including one year of unlimited admission to the Discovery Center - including admission to Summer of Discovery (does not include extra fee activities), 10 percent discount on Discovery Center Store merchandise, members-only sneak preview of new exhibits and more. Click here for pricing and other details on Family, Individual and Student Passports. Passports are good for 12 months from the date of purchase.
About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
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. - 5:00 p.m., and until 8:00 p.m. one Thursday evening monthly.
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.
Group rates are available and reserving in advance is recommended. For more information, including holiday and other closures, call 719.576.8000 or visit www.spacefoundation.org/museum.
Pictured below: Squid dissection at the 2013 Summer of Discovery