Summer of Discovery Wrap-up

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During July at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, we made a stop at Mars, explored the universe and began one last space-cation with a journey to the future.

The final Summer of Discovery theme at the Discovery Center is “Journey to the Future,” which will come to a close on Friday, Aug. 14. We’ll have “Super Saturday” events on Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, and will challenge children and adults alike to think about where mankind will be as we continue moving forward into space and technology. Guests can design a building that would a typical feature in the world of tomorrow, invent a game that would be played in the future and explore the technology of circuit blocks.

The 501st Legion Storm Troopers will be dropping by on Saturday, Aug. 8, along with Cool Science® and the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society. There will be special activities and demonstrations focused on Nikola Tesla, who lived and worked in our hometown of Colorado Springs for several years during his career.

Also during “Journey to the Future,” you can create your own time capsule, junk robot and Rube Goldberg machine, also known as a chain reaction machine. Astronaut Foods® will be here giving out samples of Astronaut Ice Cream, a Space Foundation Certified Space Technology™.

After Summer of Discovery ends, there will still plenty to do at the Discovery Center. See the traveling exhibit “Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors” at the Discovery Center through Sept. 12.

Another traveling exhibit is coming to the Discovery Center this fall, thanks to our new partnership with Pikes Peak Children’s Museum. Young children will especially enjoy “Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog,” opening to the public on Saturday, Oct. 3. Admission to the Discovery Center for these exhibits is free with Passport Membership, which also includes free participation for children in our weekly Space Story Time and bi-monthly Homeschool Days.

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s first and only space, science and technology attraction. It is an interactive, museum-quality destination that advances science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Visit us at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, just down the road from Garden of the Gods, and for information, call 719.576.8000.

This article is part of Space Watch: August 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 8).