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New Physics Exhibit Rolls Into the Discovery Center this Summer. Public Invited to Drop-in Before it Bounces Away!

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 25, 2017) – The Space Foundation Discovery Center is excited to announce the opening of a new national traveling exhibit this summer.

Roll, Drop, Bounce opens at the Space Foundation Discovery Center on Friday, June 2, 2017.  This kinetic and hands-on experience appeals to the wheel-spinning, ball-tossing and continuously-bouncing kids of all ages.

The physics of motion is the topic of the exhibit, but the main theme is having fun doing experiments with balls and wheels. While playing with model cars, colliding balls and catapults, visitors develop an understanding of the science of motion.

Students looking for fun science fair experiments, and all others who are curious about things that roll, drop, or bounce, should visit the exhibit before it closes on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Roll, Drop, Bounce is on loan from NRG! Exhibits and the Northwest Invention Center in suburban Seattle, Washington.

Also at the Discovery Center this summer, Summer of Discovery is back with Space Gardening: Our Future Food Source. This summer, we will be exploring what it takes to grow food in space. Check the event calendar at for events suitable for visitors of all ages throughout the year. 

Free Events at the Discovery Center

Every month the Discover Center offers a free Family Star Party. It’s an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts!

All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside.

The next Family Star Party is Wednesday, May 31, at 8:00 p.m.

About the Discovery Center

Located only 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.

Military discounts are available. For hours, pricing 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, Los Angeles 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 both of our websites – and – and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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