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Today: Minecraft Mars Mission at the Discovery Center

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Come to the Discovery Center May 3 for special “Star Days” space-related activities, including Minecraft Mars Mission. This computer game is appropriate for age five and older, and will be available in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory. “Star Days” activities are included in the price of regular admission.

Saturday “Star Days” Activities, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Minecraft Mars Mission
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cool Science® interactive science activities
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mars/Aquatic Robot Challenge
  • 12:00 p.m. Space Apps: What Apps Can Help You Explore Space?
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Mars/Aquatic Robot Challenge
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Minecraft Mars Mission
  • Crafts, featuring Oceans, Mars, Rocketry, Astronomy and Space Technology
  • Classic Sci-fi Movie Marathon in our Area 51
  • Science On a Sphere® special presentations
  • A free surprise for each child admitted

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the Pikes Peak region’s only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs. Discovery Center daily admission fees are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Military fees are $4.50 for adults with I.D., and $1.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free. For information about group visits and holiday closures, call 719.576.8000.

Discovery Center Store Grand Opening
The new Discovery Center Store will open Thursday evening, May 1, for “Star Days,” from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Some of the items for sale include “astronaut” ice cream, puzzles, books, t-shirts, art prints and science kits.

Discovery Center Passport
Just in time for the Summer of Discovery in June, Discovery Center Passports may now be purchased online.

In addition to admission to the Discovery Center, each passport purchase includes:

  • Two free guest passes
  • Access to Summer of Discovery, 10 themed, fun-packed weeks, June 10 – Aug. 16
  • Special event discounts
  • 10 percent discount on all Discovery Center Store merchandise
  • Member-only sneak preview of new exhibits
  • Ongoing event calendar and email notifications and updates

Click here for pricing and other details on Family, Individual and Student Passports. Passports are good for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Learn more about the Discovery Center here, and about Summer of Discovery activities here, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000. The Discovery Center is closed on Sunday and Monday and on holidays.