Summer of Discovery

Summer-long Educational Fun for All Ages!

You can be a hero this summer! Our Summer of Discovery program is shaping up to put you in the role of a space hero. Whether it’s learning how to be an astronaut, solving problems as an engineer, learning about the wonders of the universe as a scientist, or inspiring others with your talent as a visionary, there is a summer of fun waiting for you at the Discovery Center. Our summer program will give you a chance to experience what it would be like to be a part of a space program. Every two weeks, new activities, guests and presentations will teach you all about what it takes to be a space hero. Join us this summer as we present “Heroes of Space” at the Discovery Center.




June 11 - 24, 2016
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Before there can be small steps and giant leaps there are visionaries formulating their big ideas and dreams. These visionaries have a special gift, creativity and ability to envision what can be and then the talent to inspire others to transform these ideas into reality. Visionaries are all around us – they are the scientists, engineers, artists, teachers, entrepreneurs and others, past, present and future, who have and will have big ideas help to inspire space exploration and technological advancement to benefit all of mankind.  

You, too, can be a visionary and one of the "Heroes of Space." You will create your own unique vision and ideas of what the future looks like and then inspire others to see what is possible.


June 25 - July 15, 2016
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Who, what, when, why, how? Scientists are the ultimate detectives in unraveling the mystery of the universe. Through observation, experimentation, exploration and research, scientists help us to better understand the world around us and space beyond.

Join us as we dive into the curious and intriguing world of science you will help conduct science experiments to prove you’re one of the "Heroes of Space."



July 16 - 29, 2016
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Making the impossible possible, engineers transform the inspiration and concepts of visionaries and scientists into reality. The design of rockets, spacecraft, spacesuits and space technology all depended on the work of talented engineers. By solving problems, creating designs and providing support, engineers help make space exploration possible.

Now it is your turn - take on the role of an engineer and help us solve some perplexing problems. See if you have what it takes to be one of the "Heroes of Space."


July 30 - August 6, 2016
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Taking small steps that help us make the giant leaps in better understanding our world and universe, astronauts are in the forefront of space exploration. Drawn from many backgrounds and professions, these bold explorers help us to push the frontiers of science, engineering and exploration.

Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Step into a pair of moon boots and see for yourself what it takes to be one of the "Heroes of Space."

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Featured Summer Exhibit

Super Kids Save the World

June 1 - September 10, 2016

A new hands-on exhibit created by The Magic House that empowers kids to reduce, reuse, repair and recycle. Learn More →

Super Kids Save the World

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