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"

The Star Days event on March 7 will be "Weather Wonders," exploring how scientists study and forecast weather. This special event will feature guest presentations by StormTracker 13's Jason Laird, using our Science On a Sphere® at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Plus, the Weather Flight personnel from Peterson Air Force Base will be doing ongoing weather presentations during the afternoon.

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.
  • Afternoon weather presentations by Weather Flight personnel, Peterson Air Force Base
  • 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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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
  • Greeting Cards
  • Art Prints
  • Science Kits

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

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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®.



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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