Summer of Discovery Week 10: A TASTE OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY August 12 - 16

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 5:00pm
Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.


Tuesday, August 12 - Friday, August 15

  • FREE Surprise for the first 25 paid children admitted each day (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
  • Science On A Sphere® Presentations
  • Reading Corner
  • Build and Launch Straw Rockets (this activity will end at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15)
  • Drive Mars Rovers - daily at 11:00 a.m./1:00 p.m./3:00 p.m.
  • Minecraft® Mission to Mars - daily at noon/2:00 p.m.  ($4 additional fee)
  • Cool Science® Interactive Demonstrations - Friday, Aug. 15, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Space Technology-related Crafts and Activities

Saturday, August 16

  • FREE Surprise for the first 100 paid children admitted on Saturday (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations
  • Bite Me Gourmet Sausages Food Truck - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Make liquid nitrogen ice cream with Cool Science® Interactive Science Demonstrations - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Reading Corner
  • Drive Mars Rovers - daily at 11:00 a.m./1:00 p.m./3:00 p.m.
  • Minecraft® Mission to Mars - 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. ($4 additional fee)
  • Space Technology-related Crafts and Activities
  • Luna's Wandering Stars Video Game (see details below)
    • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
    • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • ROCKET IN MY BEER Fest - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. $24 per person (more details below)

Saturday, August 16
Experience Luna's Wandering Stars!

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Our friends from Serenity Forge, a video game developer based in Boulder, Colo., will be here all day on Saturday, August 16, showing off their latest video game, Luna's Wandering Stars, in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory.

Luna's Wandering Stars is an action-puzzle game that simulates real orbital physics. Play the game and see what happens to the physics of planets and moons when you play with spectacular powers such as black holes, wormholes, changing velocity, and even moving entire planets! 

Saturday, August 16, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

$24 at the door, $19 in advance
SAVE $5 - purchase advance tickets for only $19 at the Discovery Center by Aug. 15

Don't miss this special beer tasting event at the Discovery Center! Local breweries will be here with top flight brews for your sampling pleasure. Purchase of a $24 bracelet gets you into the beer tasting and includes one complimentary admission to the Discovery Center. Learn how space technology makes better beer.

Sponsored by Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado and All Colorado Beer Festival. Families welcome, however, you must be age 21 or older with valid I.D. to sample beer.

Local participants:




*Events and activities are subject to change without notice.

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