Space Foundation Discovery Center

Star Days

The Space Foundation Discovery Center Star Days celebrates “International Space,” on May 2 and will feature various activities and demonstrations from space agencies around the globe, including a foreign language lesson!

The following activities* are included in the price of Discovery Center admission on May 2, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: 

  • Canadian Space Agency (CSA) 
    • Moving and Working in Space Challenge
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
    • Build Your Own Rosetta Model
    • Watch Rosetta / Philae Video Shorts
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) 
    • Learn a Bollywood-style Space Dance
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • Flying Origami - Make an origami creation to fly in our wind tubes
  • Learn the names of planets in other languages:
    • Spanish           
    • Chinese
    • French
    • Japanese

*Please note: activities and presenters are subject to change without notice

Hours of Operation

*Summer Hours
June 1 – Aug. 15
Monday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
**School Year Hours
Aug. 16 – May 31
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We suggest arrival at least 45 minutes before closing

The Discovery Center may close during extreme weather. Days, hours and rates are subject to change. Planned closures are listed here

*Beginning June 1, 2015, the Discovery Center will be open Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

**School Year Hours will begin August 16, 2015, Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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
  • 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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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®.



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

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