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"Blue Planet, Green Living" at the Discovery Center

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Today’s theme at the Space Foundation Discovery Center is “Blue Planet, Green Living,” giving visitors the opportunity to try out a Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf electric car, provided by Drive SunShine Institute (DSI), a Summer of Discovery event co-sponsor.

The first 100 visitors received a free turn on the Boulder Bike Blender™ getting a little exercise while blending an organic bike-powered fruit smoothie.

Children’s reading corner guest readers on June 29 included:

  • Katie Carrol, director of public relations and broadcasting, Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado
  • Shane Coyne, firefighter and instructor, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Jennifer Horbelt (pictured), news anchor, KOAA-TV
  • Nathan Newbrough, CEO, Colorado Springs Philharmonic

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.

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

See photos from “Blue Planet, Green Living” here.