Get Involved

Volunteer at the Space Foundation Discovery Center

If you are interested in space, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the place to be. You can do meaningful work that contributes directly to the Space Foundation mission: to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity. Plus, you can help create a positive experience for students, tourists and neighbors who visit us.

We have openings for volunteers to serve as docents, to handle light security duties and to staff the Space Foundation Discovery Center reception desk.

If you have a background in the space industry or if you have museum experience, that's great, but it is not required. We provide all necessary training and support.

For more detailed information about Discovery Center and other Space Foundation volunteer opportunities, and to apply, click here.

Give to the Discovery Center

We depend upon the generous support of people like you to underwrite our Discovery Center and education programs and we deeply appreciate the donations we have received so far. We have a vision for our future and exciting plans to offer an even more exciting and educational experience for our visitors.

If you would like to support the operations of the Discovery Center, to provide scholarships for teachers or students to attend education programs, or would like to learn more about future opportunities, including build out of the El Pomar Space Gallery, construction of an interactive teaching auditorium or creation of a physical Space Technology Hall of Fame®, contact our development team at [email protected], +1.719.576.8000 or +1.800.691.4000.

Pictured: Northrop Grumman Corporate Vice President and President - Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Gary Ervin and Space Foundation Chief Executive Office Elliot Pulham at the grand opening of the Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®, which Northrop Grumman funded with a generous $375,000 contribution.

Are You Holding onto a Piece of Space History?

We are always seeking relevant space artifacts and memorabilia to add to the Space Foundation collection so that we can expand our exhibits - and continue to build knowledge and understanding of the important contributions space exploration and utilization have made to humankind. If you would like to donate or loan space artifacts or memorabilia to the Space Foundation collection, contact our development team at [email protected], +1.719.576.8000 or +1.800.691.4000.

So that we can properly care for your valuable artifacts, please contact us to discuss potential donations or loans. Please do not drop items off at our offices.

Pictured: Huygens probe model arrives at the Space Foundation from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory