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Free Admission to the Discovery Center for Military Families Through April for MathAlive!

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Military families can experience math in action and enjoy free admission to the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs through April 30, courtesy of the Space Foundation and Raytheon. MathAlive! is Raytheon’s highly immersive and interactive traveling exhibition, at the Discovery Center now through April 30 and is free to military personnel and their families with I.D.

The 5,000 square-foot MathAlive! exhibition is composed of 40 unique and interactive experiences across six themed galleries that take math into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. In each gallery, high-tech, mechanical and multimedia interactive experiences provide challenges that use various types of mathematics as tools to help visitors compete, design, build and play. Instructions for interacting with the exhibit are provided in both English and Spanish.

Throughout the exhibition, videos and graphic displays feature professionals, celebrities and visionaries who explain how they use math in their respective fields. Along the way, animated character guides help visitors tackle the challenges, explaining the math involved, prompting and encouraging answers. 

About the Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the Pikes Peak 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. For fees and hours, visit, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.

This article is part of Space Watch: February 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 2).