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Tinker with the Space Foundation for Spring Break this March

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 14, 2016) The Space Foundation is always looking for new ways to inspire the next generation of space leaders, and what better way to do that than with hands-on, interactive learning! As Spring Break approaches, several events and activities will be available for area families to engage with the STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics).

Tesla’s Toolbox, a two-hour tinkering workshop sponsored in part by Uwingu, will take place Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. This month’s workshop will focus on 3D modeling for customized Minecraft Missions. Participants will utilize Tinkercad as well as Minecraft creative mode to construct a functioning model within a space-themed Minecraft world. A $10 workshop fee applies for this project, plus regular Discovery Center admission.

During the week of Spring Break, March 22-26, the Space Foundation is prepped for tinkerers of all ages to enjoy hands-on activities. The following activities are currently scheduled from 11:00 a.m. – noon and 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday*:

  • Tuesday, March 22 – Make a Mini Lamp: Use our recycled material and electronics to create your own mini lamp
  • Wednesday, March 23 – Spray Paint Space Art: Enjoy making outrageous works of art with a cool spray painting technique
  • Thursday, March 24 – Create an Automaton: Enjoy a playful way of exploring simple mechanical elements with a personalized creative machine
  • Friday, March 25 – Paint with Light: Enjoy creating photograph images with different light sources to make a one-in-a-kind photo

On Saturday, March 26, we will create a chain reaction machine (Rube Goldberg Machine) with a scheduled launch time of noon. Several other tinkering stations will be available throughout the Discovery Center every day, as well as all of our exhibits.

*Activities are subject to change, and parents/guardian must accompany children.

Keep up to date with all the great events at the Space Foundation Discover Center on our website calendar:

MathAlive!® Through April 30

This one-of-a-kind interactive math and science exhibit has drawn record-breaking crowds across the U.S., and is designed to answer the age-old question: “Will I ever use all this math they’re teaching us?” The MathAlive! exhibition is generously presented by Raytheon and will be available for a limited time at the Space Foundation Discovery Center through April 30, 2016. Admission is free to military personnel and their families, with I.D., during the MathAlive! stay.

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 and hours, 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 Activity, and 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.