Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Discovery Center is closed for winter break, reopening to the public on Tuesday, Jan 6.
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New Exhibit Honors Astronaut Jack Swigert
See our newest exhibit, a tribute to NASA astronaut John L. "Jack" Swigert, best known for his message, "Houston, we've had a problem here" during the Apollo 13 mission in 1970. Swigert was a Colorado native and was U.S. Congressman-elect when he died of cancer in 1982. The Space Foundation was founded the following year in Colorado Springs, in part to honor the memory and work of Jack Swigert.
The Discovery Center is home to the Space Foundation's collection of space artifacts. Our "Launch to the Moon" exhibit chronicles the 1959-1976 United States and Soviet Union space race, with focus on the goal to be the first to the Moon. Learn more about Jack Swigert and other fascinating space pioneers at the Discovery Center.
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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
- 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.
The 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.
Here's what you'll learn about when you visit the El Pomar Space Gallery.
Find out how you can experience the Space Foundation Discovery Center
We appreciate your support in keeping the Discovery Center safe, clean, pleasant and educational... check here for important information.
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.