Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Discovery Center will close for the winter holiday break beginning Saturday, Dec. 14, and remain closed through Wednesday, Jan. 1. We will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2.
Come to the Discovery Center's First Public Activity Night
Join us for the Discovery Center's first public activity night on Jan. 30, when we'll explore satellites, make telescopes and watch the new NASA Science On a Sphere short film Water Falls.
Discovery Center hours on Jan. 30 will be 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the evening activities between 6:00 -8:00 p.m., included in the price of regular admission.
Water Falls is a 9-minute film, created by the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) specifically for Science On a Sphere, and details the GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) mission, which will monitor and measure precipitation around the globe.
The film introduces viewers to the water cycle, and shows how water in the atmosphere regulates climate, the global and local consequences of too much or too little rain, water's effect on society from food production to urban sustainability and the role of water in storms and hurricanes. Learn more here.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 30, the Space Foundation's Discovery Center in Colorado Springs will remain open one evening each month, leading into a special theme Super Saturday. Plan now to join us on Jan. 30!
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's first and only space, science and technology attraction. It is an interactive, museum-quality destination that advances space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S-STEM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.
The first phase comprised the Northrop Grumman Science Center, a spectacular educational facility where you learn about our universe on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's amazing Science On a Sphere® (SOS) and the El Pomar Space Gallery, home to the Space Foundation's collection of space artifacts. The recently opened second phase is an expansion of the El Pomar Space Gallery with expanded areas showcasing additional exhibits, artifacts and interactive displays.
We plan to continue to grow and expand in order to offer our visitors even more. Expansion plans for the future include a state-of-the-art interactive teaching auditorium and a Space Technology Hall of Fame®.
Summer of Discovery
Summer of Discovery 2013 was a huge hit - with 10 weeks of special themes such as Mars, Rovers and Robots; Astronauts!; and A Taste of Space Technology. Click here to see photo galleries from all 10 weeks of Summer of Discovery. And join us for more special themes - and even more fun and excitement - at Summer of Discovery 2014!
See the spectacular Science On A Sphere® and learn about our Earth and our universe.
Here's what you'll learn about when you visit the El Pomar Space Gallery.
Find out how you can experience the Space Foundation Discovery Center
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Generous community and industry support makes the Discovery Center, Northrop Grumman Science Center and El Pomar Space Gallery possible.
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