Visit Science Museums Across the U.S. with Discovery Center Passport Membership

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Discovery Passport membership offers more than a yearly pass to the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, it is a gateway to inspiration and learning at museums across the country. The yearly passport grants unlimited access to the Discovery Center, discounts in the Discovery Store, admission to special events and sneak peeks at new exhibits before they open. It is also a membership that moves with you, offering Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) member benefits, which include free admission to more than 400 science centers and museums around the globe.

A list of participating science centers and museums can be found here. Learn more about the benefits of a Discovery Passport here.

Happening at the Discovery Center
Big things are happening in the Space Foundation Discovery Center this fall. Summer of Discovery has come to an end, and school groups have already started visiting on field trips and ScholarTrips, sponsored by Northrop Gruman and Lockheed Martin. Both companies are Space Foundation Corporate Members that have donated ScholarTrip grants to bring students to the Discovery Center for special lessons in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

For homeschool students, bi-monthly Discovery Center Homeschool Days will return on Thursday, Sept. 17, with lessons on robotics. 

Star Days, the special themed Saturdays occuring once a month and bringing extra activities to the Discovery Center, are making their return and will run throughout the school year. The first Star Days event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 5, for our “International Space Station Celebration.” Star Days are sponsored in part by Raytheon.

The “Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors” exhibit will spend its final days at the Discovery Center before closing on Sept. 12. This interactive exhibit has been a fan favorite of visitors as they explore potential threats to our planet. 

Coming in October, the Discovery Center will have a special week of activities to celebrate World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, plus a new traveling exhibit sponsored locally by the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum and opening to the public on Oct. 3, “Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™.”

With the change of season, the Space Foundation Discovery Center has also moved to school year hours, Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Located only five minutes from Garden of the Gods, the Discovery Center is the Pikes Peak region’s only space, science and technology attraction.

Visit the calendar of events to keep up with what is happening at the Discovery Center!

This article is part of Space Watch: September 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 9).