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Come to the Discovery Center This Saturday, June 29

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Saturday’s theme at the Space Foundation Discovery Center is “Blue Plant, Green Living.” Test drive a Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf electric car, provided by Drive SunShine Institute (DSI), a Summer of Discovery event co-sponsor.

You can also peddle your way to a healthy snack on a special stationary Boulder Bike Blender™. Burn calories while blending organic bike-powered fruit smoothies. The smoothies will be free with the first 100 admissions to the Discovery Center starting at 10:00 a.m. on June 29. Additional bike-powered smoothies will be $3 each.

Children’s Reading Corner Guest Readers
While at the Discovery Center on Saturday, bring young children to the reading corner for story time with one of our guest readers.

10:00 a.m. — Shane Coyne, firefighter and instructor, U.S. Air Force Academy
10:30 a.m.Jennifer Horbelt, news anchor, KOAA-TV
11:00 a.m. — Nathan Newbrough, CEO, Colorado Springs Philharmonic
11:30 a.m.Katie Carrol, director of public relations and broadcasting, Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado

About the Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology attraction, and is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The Discovery Center is located at 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, off of Garden of the Gods Rd., west of Centennial Blvd. Each week at the Discovery Center this summer focuses on a specific theme, culminating with a full day of special activities each Saturday, included in the price of the Saturday admission.

Daily admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free.

Admission is free with military I.D., to those impacted by Colorado wildfires and to first responders.

Bring Food Donation for Colorado Wildfire Relief
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is a collection point for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. The public may bring food donations to the Space Foundation Discovery Center between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays. Anyone bringing a food donation will receive a $2 off admission coupon to the Discovery Center.

Summer of Discovery co-sponsors are 501st Legion, Drive SunShine Institute, ScienSonic and Wendy’s. ATK and Snappy Print are printing co-sponsors. 

Learn more about the Summer of Discovery here.

Pictured on home page: Guest reader Jennifer Horbelt

Pictured from top: Guest readers Shane Coyne, Nathan Newbrough and Katie Carroll