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Launch Your Future Explorers, Scientists and Engineers into a Memorable Summer Adventure at the Space Foundation Discovery Center

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 15, 2018) The Space Foundation Discovery Center is bringing back its summer Explore Space Experience for children ages seven through 12. Explore Space Experience is designed and led by certified master teachers to offer a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space and science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

Four Explore Space Experience sessions will be offered this summer for two age groups, seven through nine and 10 through 12. Scholarship opportunities and military discounts are available. Applications for scholarships must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 25.

The 2018 Explore Space Experience themes are:

Mars Survivor
Adventurous explorers will learn what it takes to construct a habitat, work and live on Mars.
Ages 7 — 9, June 11 — 14 
Ages 10 — 12, July 9 — 12
Jedi Training
Explorers will learn the ways of the Jedi and utilize the latest in technology to explore our galaxy and other worlds.
Ages 7 — 9, July 9 — 12
Ages 10 — 12, June 11 — 14
Sci-Fi World
Explorers will use some of the latest technology to learn about and develop connections between sci-fi movies and real-world space technologies.
Ages 7 — 9, June 18 — 21
Ages 10 — 12, July 16 — 19
I heART Space
Young aspiring artists and designers will embark on a creative journey combining art and space.
Ages 7 — 9, July 16 — 19
Ages 10 — 12, June 18 — 21

Register Now
Sign up now for all four sessions and receive a discount, or for individual sessions. The schedule is 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Full day registration is $295 per session.

The sessions are all held on site and indoors at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, just off of Garden of the Gods Road, in Colorado Springs. The program does not include lunch or snacks. See registration and scholarship information at or email [email protected].

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and 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 both of our websites – and – and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.

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