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Space Foundation Partners with Pikes Peak Children's Museum to Provide Traveling Exhibits at Discovery Center in Colorado Springs
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 30, 2105) - The Space Foundation and the Pikes Peak Children's Museum (PPCM) announced today they have entered into an agreement for the Space Foundation to provide accommodations within its Discovery Center, enabling PPCM to host traveling exhibits, bringing world class children's museum experiences to Pikes Peak region families and visitors.
Pikes Peak Children's Museum board members and the Junior League of Colorado Springs have been working for the past several years to form partnerships in Colorado Springs. After raising money -- in part through hosting several traveling exhibits each year -- PPCM plans to eventually build a permanent children's museum in Colorado Springs.
"We are so grateful to the Space Foundation for providing us a place to host our exhibits," said Lance James, president of the Children's Museum board of directors. "This brings us much closer to our goal of a permanent home -- and will help propel our fundraising and awareness efforts."
"As the only science center museum in the Pikes Peak Region, the Space Foundation Discovery Center already provides a great experience for guests of all ages," said Elliot Pulham, Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer. "This partnership with the Pikes Peak Children's Museum enables us to offer an even wider range of fun, educational programs for younger children, and provides a springboard to support the efforts of PPCM in our community."
PPCM will launch its first exhibit, "Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog," at the Discovery Center, opening to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. The exhibit is appropriate for families and groups with young children, and will remain at the Discovery Center through Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.
Clifford is depicted as nine feet tall with a tail for children to slide down, and the exhibit focuses on Clifford's big ideas: tangible life lessons to help young children learn to be kind, share, be a good friend and navigate their world.
About Pikes Peak Children's Museum
The Pikes Peak Children's Museum is now located at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, where it hosts traveling exhibits, while raising money for a permanent facility to be located in Colorado Springs. Address: Pikes Peak Children's Museum, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Suite CM, Colorado Springs 80907.
In order to spark a passion for life-long learning, PPCM focuses on hands-on, experiential exhibits and programs for children from birth through 10 years of age. In addition, PPCM works to provide a dynamic, engaging and fun educational environment, where children have the freedom and creativity to follow their innate desire to explore the world around them.
Colorado Springs is one of the largest cities in the U.S. without a children's museum. The city -- in a region with more than 700,000 residents -- has long been a prime candidate for a children's museum. Given the region's need for such a facility, the Pikes Peak Children's Museum will be an indispensable resource for children, families, elementary-level educators and the community at large. To learn more, visit PikesPeakChildrensMuseum.org and follow us on Facebook. For charitable gift, sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, please call 719-357-7726.
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 El Pomar Space Gallery, 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, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.
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