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Unravel Mysteries as a Scientist at the Space Foundation Discovery Center June 25 – July 9

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 23, 2016) – Who, what, when, why, how? Scientists are the ultimate detectives in unraveling the mysteries of the universe. Through observation, experimentation, exploration and research, scientists help us to better understand the world around us and space beyond.

This summer, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is celebrating the Heroes of Space, each with its own two-week theme – Visionaries, Scientists, Engineers and Astronauts. The second theme of the summer, “Scientists,” begins this Saturday, June 25.

Each Saturday, there will be extra hands-on activities and special presentations to inspire the entire family. This Super Saturday, join us from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for these activities, included in the price of Discovery Center admission:

  • a Mad Science demonstation
  • special Science On a Sphereâ presentation
  • guest speaker Space Foundation Teacher Liaison David Eick, who will share a screening of the film, Into the Unknown

A New Perspective on Mars, The Red Planet in 3D, an exhibit brought to the Space Foundation by the German Space Agency (DLR), is a unique 3D experience that takes visitors on a path to explore our nearest neighbor, Mars. See it before it leaves on July 1.

The featured traveling exhibit for the summer is Super Kids Save the World, presented by Children’s Hospital Colorado and hosted locally by Pikes Peak Children’s Museum. This interactive exhibit is designed for children ages two through 10 years, and helps them learn that by taking simple steps in their daily lives, they can become eco-friendly superheroes in their own communities.

For more information on exhibits, special guests and activities, please visit

The Premier Sponsor for Summer of Discovery is Raytheon, with co-sponsorship by Chick-fil-A, Dell, iHeart Radio and Orbital ATK.

About the Discovery Center
Locatedonly five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology attraction. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: for the July Fourth holiday weekend, the Discovery Center will be closed Saturday, July 2 – Monday, July 4.

Military discounts are available. For admission fees and 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 Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. 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.