Space Foundation Discovery Center
Hours of Operation
Tuesdays to Saturdays
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
We suggest arrival at least 45 minutes before closing
Days, hours and rates are subject to change
Planned closures listed here
Come to the Discovery Center Saturday, March 7, for "WEATHER WONDERS"
This special weather event will feature guest presentations by StormTracker 13's Jason Laird at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
The following "Star Days" activities are included in the price of Discovery Center admission on March 7:
- "Forecasting Our Weather," Science On a Sphere® presentations by StormTracker 13's Jason Laird, 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
- Make-and-Take Your Own Weather Station - Rain Gauge, Anemometer (wind meter), Wind Vane and Barometer
- Make a Rainstick
- Touch Clouds, with our ultrasonic hydroponic fogger
- Play with Lightning, using our new Van de Graaff generator
Star Days activities and speakers are subject to change without notice, and the Discovery Center may close during extreme weather. For status, please call the Space Foundation Discovery Center at 719.576.8000.
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DISCOVERY CENTER STORE
The Discovery Center Store is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Items for sale include:
- Astronaut Ice Cream
- Space Gifts
- Greeting Cards
- Art Prints
- Science Kits
Store proceeds support the Space Foundation's space awareness and education programs.
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DISCOVERY CENTER PASSPORT PROGRAM
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®.
See the spectacular Science On A Sphere® and learn about our Earth and our universe.
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Find out how you can experience the Space Foundation Discovery Center
We appreciate your support in keeping the Discovery Center safe, clean, pleasant and educational... check here for important information.
Generous community and industry support makes the Discovery Center, Northrop Grumman Science Center and El Pomar Space Gallery possible.
Find out how to become part of the Space Foundation Discovery Center - as a volunteer, as a benefactor or by donating space artifacts.