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Discovery Center in Colorado Springs Recognizes World Space Week with Half-off Admission, Oct. 4-10

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

Discovery Center in Colorado Springs Recognizes World Space Week with Half-off Admission, Oct. 4-10


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 1, 2018) Declared by the United Nations in 1999, World Space Week is a global celebration of space science and technology. The Space Foundation is celebrating the week with half-off admission to its public Discovery Center, where visitors can discover (or re-discover) the excitement of space and space travel.


A variety of engaging exhibits and activities will be available throughout the week, including:

  • Homeschool Days, Wednesday, Oct. 3
  • New Exhibit Opening, Seeking Beyond, Saturday, Oct. 6
  • Space Foundation Discovery Center Birthday Party, including birthday cake and games, Saturday, Oct. 6
  • Half-off admission Oct. 4 – Oct. 10*

*The Discovery Center will be closed per regular business hours on Sunday, Oct. 7 and Monday, Oct. 8.


Seeking Beyond explores the history, and legacy of the Space Shuttle. Visitors to the exhibit will learn about the Space Shuttle’s history through understanding its design and the people who were a part of the Shuttle missions. Hands-on activities bring Seeking Beyond to life, as visitors design and test their own “space planes,” learn what it took to fuel up the massive Solid Rocket Boosters and design their own mission patch. The exhibit also explores the legacy of the Space Shuttle program on future space exploration missions like the Space Launch System and beyond.


Along with these special events, visitors can enjoy a show on Science On a Sphere®, win a prize by participating in a scavenger hunt, take a Mission to Europa and explore Spacelab, a scientific laboratory used aboard the Space Shuttle.


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. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.


Military discounts are available. For 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 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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