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Come to "There's Snow Place Like Space" at the Discovery Center Saturday, Dec. 6

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 17, 2014) – The Space Foundation will bring space down to Earth for a special day of winter-weather science for all ages at the Discovery Center on Saturday, Dec. 6.

The following Star Days activities are included in the price of Discovery Center admission on Dec. 6, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Do hands-on Snow Science experiments with Cool Science®
  • Special Science On a Sphere® presentations, featuring NASA’s “Frozen”
  • Indoor snowball fight
  • STEAM workshop and crafts, with emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)

New Exhibit
See our newest exhibit, a tribute to NASA astronaut John L. “Jack” Swigert, best known for his message, “Houston, we’ve had a problem here” during the Apollo 13 mission in 1970. Swigert was a Colorado native and was U.S. Congressman-elect when he died of cancer in 1982. The Space Foundation was founded the following year in Colorado Springs, in part to honor the memory and work of Jack Swigert.

The Discovery Center is home to the Space Foundation’s collection of space artifacts. Our “Launch to the Moon” exhibit chronicles the 1959-1976 United States and Soviet Union space race, with focus on the goal to be the first to the Moon. Learn more about Jack Swigert and other fascinating space pioneers at the Discovery Center.

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road. The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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 rates 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 closed during holiday breaks and extreme weather. For more information, visit www.spacefoundation.org/museum, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including the El Pomar Space Gallery, the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.


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