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Space Foundation Discovery Center is Shaking Things Up For The New Year

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 4, 2016) – The Earth is quaking while the ground is shaking and the Space Foundation Discovery Center is at the heart of the excitement. New programs, exhibits and events are all headed for the Discovery Center in 2016.

The quaking begins on Jan. 9 with Star Days: “Earth – Plate Tectonics.” Sponsored in part by Raytheon, Star Days are special Saturdays, once a month, with interactive fun and learning for all ages.

The following activities will be included in the cost of Discovery Center admission* Jan. 9:

  • Build an earthquake-proof structure
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations about our changing world
  • Play with volcanoes
  • Earthquake safety information

*Activities subject to change without notice

Once the day is over, there will still be a lot of shaking going on at the Discovery Center. A new 21+ Space Mixer program will begin on Jan. 15, featuring guest presenter obstacle course racer April Dee. Learn the science behind extreme sports to help you keep those New Year’s resolutions. The new and very popular Tinker Space workshop has a new name – Tesla’s Toolbox, the same great program with a new great name. The Jan. 23 workshop will guide tinkerers in app development on their smart devices.

Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ will be leaving the Discovery Center Jan. 16 and will be replaced with a new traveling exhibit, MathAlive! This large interactive exhibition is presented by Raytheon and will open on Jan. 30. Admission to the Discovery Center during the MathAlive! exhibit will be free for military personnel and their families, with I.D.

Homeschool Days will continue to be offered twice a month, and on the first Tuesday of each month, preschoolers are invited to a Space Story Party in the Space Foundation’s Area 51.

From story parties to space mixers, the Space Foundation has something for everyone in 2016.

Stay updated with the Space Foundation event calendar at for all events details. Please note some events have additional costs beyond Discovery Center admission.

About the Discovery Center

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located only five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs

Discovery Center admission is $10.00 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 4-17, $1.00 for children ages 2-3 and children under 2 are free. Military discounts are available. For other information, visit, 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 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 publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activityand 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, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.