Space Foundation Discovery Center


Half-Price Childrens' Admission on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

Come Trick-or-Treat in "Scary Space"

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is offering a special treat on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 -- two days of "Scary Space" with safe indoor trick-or-treating. Come dressed in costume and collect treats in our El Pomar Space Gallery while learning the science behind what's scary in space.

As an extra treat for parents, discounted admission will be offered on both Friday Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1 -- half off admission for children.

These "Scary Space" activities are part of the Discovery Center's monthly Star Days space themed activities and are included in the price of admission.

Friday "Scary Space" activities on Oct. 31, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:

  • Play Minecraft in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory
  • Make your own alien antenna headband and other space crafts
  • Drive our remote Mars rovers
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations in the Northrop Grumman Science Center

Saturday "Scary Space" activities on Nov. 1, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:

  • Cool Science® interactive science demonstrations
  • Drive our remote Mars rovers
  • Play Minecraft in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory
  • Make your own alien antenna headband and other space crafts
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations in the Northrop Grumman Science Center

 

PLEASE NOTE: for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Discovery Center will be closed Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, reopening Tuesday, Dec. 2

The Discovery Center will close for holiday break beginning Saturday, Dec. 20, and will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Jan 6 

 

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
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • T-shirts
  • Art Prints
  • Science Kits

Proceeds support the Space Foundation's space awareness and education programs.

DISCOVERY CENTER PASSPORT PROGRAM
Get a Discovery Passport for admission savings and enjoy 10 percent off all purchases in the Discovery Center Store, as well as many other valuable member-only benefits! Click here to learn more.


click to download couponThe 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®.


 

Discovery Center

 

See the spectacular Science On A Sphere® and learn about our Earth and our universe.

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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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