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What’s Happening at the Discovery Center in March

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Raytheon’s MathAlive! Exhibit at Discovery Center is Free to Military Families Through April 30 

MathAlive!® is designed to inspire, to spark the imagination, to reveal not only math at work, but also the endless possibilities of math. Designed for families and students, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use.

MathAlive! is generously presented by Raytheon and is at the Space Foundation Discovery Center for a limited time through April 30, 2016. For the duration of MathAlive!, all military and their families will receive free admission to the Discovery Center with appropriate I.D.

Adults Only: Martian Margaritas in March

Did you know that Martians prefer margaritas? While we may not know that for a fact, we do know that this is the theme for the new adults-only, 21+ Space Mixer event. On Friday, March 11, the Space Foundation wants you to explore Mars and enjoy a relaxing margarita. Why should the kids have all the fun?

This social science night will challenge guests in the Mars Robotics Laboratory with mini rover missions on our simulated Martian terrain. A special Science On a Sphere® presentation will explore the red planet on our 50 lb. sphere, which is suspended from the ceiling.

Light bites and margaritas are included in the $20 ticket for this special out-of-this-world evening. Bring a friend or two and meet other space enthusiasts from the Pikes Peak region.

These 21+ Space Mixers are offered one evening each month at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. See more about Discovery Center events for all ages here.

Spring Break Tinkering

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is offering students a spring break exploring science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in a week of “tinkering” activities.

A variety of activities are planned for children ages 4-8 with an adult helper, and ages 9-17 on their own. Each day will offer a new hands-on activity to engage students in the STEAM subjects. The week-long event will wrap-up with the construction of a Chain Reaction Machine, also known as a Rube Goldberg Machine, to be launched at noon on Saturday, March 26. For more details click here.

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.

For fees, hours and other information, click here, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.

This article is part of Space Watch: March 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 3).