Space Foundation Discovery Center

Upcoming Events

June 02, 2016 to September 10, 2016 August 31, 2016
September 03, 2016 September 05, 2016
September 07, 2016 September 10, 2016

One day only! An exclusive experience that will transport you to Mars... on a school bus!

Space Foundation Discovery Center • Wednesday, Aug. 31 • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

"Rides" on this amazing virtual reality vehicle are free and will run every 15 minutes. Enjoy discounted admission to the Discovery Center while you're here.
Note: the Mars Experience Tour is stationary. No travel is involved.


Super Kids Save the World

Presented by Children's Hospital Colorado

This exhibit is based on the British children’s book, George Saves the World by Lunchtime written by Jo Readman and illustrated by Ley Honor Roberts. The book was developed by the Eden Project, an educational charitylocated in Cornwall, England, which is dedicated to showing the importance of taking care of our world. George Saves the World by Lunchtime features an ordinary family, who in the course of their day save the world simply by making responsible choices. George, Flora and Grandpa demonstrate that by taking simple steps, families can become eco-friendly superheroes in their own communities.

Super Kids Save the World is presented locally by Pikes Peak Children's Museum and featured at the Space Foundation Discovery Center.



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.