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Saturday at the Discovery Center

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Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Discovery Center features a new game in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory, plus a performance by the Colorado Springs Conservatory at 4:00 p.m., followed by a video produced by KCME-FM classical music and an appearance by KCME radio host Michael Campion.

Crafts and activities on Saturday include driving rovers on “Mars,” making and launching straw rockets, creating an alien mask (pictured) and creating your own space garden (pictured, $6 additional fee). See the complete list of activities and crafts here.

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is located off of Garden of the Gods Road at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, and is the region’s first and only space, science and technology attraction.

A team from Serenity Forge, a video game developer based in Boulder, Colo., will be at the Discovery Center all day Saturday, Aug. 9, demonstrating 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 interact with black holes, wormholes, changing velocity and even moving entire planets.

Aug. 9 activities will conclude with a concert by Colorado Springs Conservatory at 4:00 p.m., followed by a showing of a new video produced by KCME-FM classical music. Entitled “What Lies Beyond,” the 9-minute video will be introduced by KCME radio host Michael Campion.

Please see our website for further details at Activities are subject to change.

Thank you to our Summer of Discovery sponsors: ATK; Allegra; BKD, LLP; Ent Federal Credit Union; Mido; OneTouchPoint — Mountain States; SpaceUnited; TCF Bank; Wells Fargo and Wendy’s.

Discovery Center Fees

Discovery Center daily admission fees are $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors (age 65+), $7.50 for college students with I.D., $4.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free. Military fees are $5.00 for adults with I.D., and $4.00 for military children ages 4-17 with I.D. Military includes active duty, guard, reserve or retiree with I.D.

The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with occasional evening events, and is closed on Sunday and Monday and on holidays.

For information, call 719.576.8000 or visit