Space Foundation Discovery Center

Upcoming Events


Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center will be closing at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will reopen Monday, Nov. 30 with the Discovery Center reopening Tuesday, Dec. 1.


Adventures with Clifford The Big Red DogTM

Limited Time Engagement Presented Locally by Pikes Peak Children's Museum

Don’t Miss This Very BIG Exhibit!

October 3 - January 16, 2016
Tuesday – Friday    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.*
Saturday                  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.*

*See Event Calendar for complete schedule details and holiday closures.

It’s the reddest exhibit to hit The Space Foundation Discovery Center! Inspired by the top-rated TV series Clifford The Big Red Dog™ on PBS KIDS®, this exhibit is sure to delight young and old alike. Board the Birdwell Island Ferry and journey to the world of Clifford™. The exhibit offers “Paws-on” adventures and transports children to Clifford’s world and creates unique opportunities to engage children in rich educational content that reinforces “Clifford’s Big Ideas” - ten simple, tangible life lessons designed to help young children navigate their world, such as Share, Play Fair and Be Truthful. Help fill Clifford’s dog bowl. Find “bone”-ifide treasures at T-Bone’s Beach. Take your family’s order at Samuel’s Fish and Chips Shack. Browse the Norman Bridwell Art Retrospective and see 40 years (that’s 280 dog-years!) of artwork. 

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Presented locally by Pikes Peak Children's Museum


Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog was created by Minnesota Children's Museum together with Scholastic Entertainment. (c) 2010 Scholastic Entertainment Inc.  SCHOLASTIC and logos are trademarks of Scholastic Inc. CLIFFORD, CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, BE BIG and logos are trademarks of Norman Bridwell. All rights reserved.

Space Foundation Food Drive for Benefit of Care and Share

Discovery Center Store

The Discovery Center Store is open Monday - 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.

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 Discovery Center features the El Pomar Space Gallery, displaying the Space Foundation's collection of space artifacts. The Discovery Center is also home to our Lockheed Martin Space Education Center and the Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®.

Expansion plans for the future include a state-of-the-art interactive teaching auditorium and a Space Technology Hall of Fame®.


Here's what you'll learn about when you visit the El Pomar Space Gallery.

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

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

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.

We appreciate your support in keeping the Discovery Center safe, clean, pleasant and educational... check here for important information.