Get Discounted Tickets for Space Foundation Yuri's Night and Support STEM Education

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Located in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the site of formal and informal science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Colorado. Daily admission and Passport membership sales, help support the Space Foundation’s education mission, and on April 12 there will be a special public fundraising event.

Join the Space Foundation Yuri’s Night celebration on April 12 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The event is part of a global celebration that recognizes April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle, and proceeds will benefit scholarships for school field trips to the Discovery Center.

Discounted tickets for Space Foundation Yuri’s Night are available to Discovery Center Passport members. The Passport member rate is $17.50 per person, compared with $27.50 advance non-member tickets, or $35.00 non-member tickets at the door. Drinks will be served, so this event is for adults.

The discounted Passport member ticket price includes admission, hors-d’oeuvres and the opportunity to meet the astronauts and former NASA administrators who helped shape U.S. history in space, including:

  • Dr. Buzz Aldrin
  • CAPT Jeffrey Ashby
  • Leroy Chiao, Ph.D.
  • Lt. Gen. Susan Helms
  • Kathryn Thornton, Ph.D

Plus, Alan Ladwig, former NASA Director of External Communications, and Courtney Stadd, former NASA Chief of Staff, will also give presentations.

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.

Discovery Center Passports are available for individuals, families and students, and depending on the type of passport, benefits may include:

  • Two free guest passes to the Space Foundation Discovery Center
  • Access to Summer of Discovery
  • 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
  • Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) member benefits

Purchase a Discovery Center Passport here.

For information, call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.

This article is part of Space Watch: April 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 4).