Summer of Discovery: Week 6 - Weather Wonders

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 10:00am to Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 5:00pm

Beginning Tuesday, June 4, the Space Foundation Discovery Center will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the Summer of Discovery! Each week will focus on a specific theme, culminating with a full day of special activities and events planned for each Saturday. Bring your family and friends and join in the fun - we've brought Space down to Earth for all to enjoy!

Weather Wonders

Ever wonder how weather is forecast and how weather affects us all?

How about where tornado warnings come from or for that matter what "space weather" is all about?

Find out during Weather Wonders week where we reveal how the space program makes it all possible and what the future of weather has in store.


Thursday, July 11

Rachael Plath
KRDO NewsChannel 13

2:00 p.m.

Rachael Plath will be here to do a "Weather Briefing" presentation using using Science On a Sphere® datasets.

Friday, July 12

Cool Science® Hands-On Science Fun
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cool Science will be here with several ongoing, weather-related science activities for the whole family!


Saturday, July 13

Bob Glancy
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
NOAA National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office

10:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Bob Glancy will be here to do two presentations using using Science On a Sphere® datasets.


Matt Meister
Chief Meteorologist
KRDO NewsChannel 13

Also on Saturday, Matt Meister will be here to do two "Weather Briefing" presentations using using Science On a Sphere® datasets. There will also be a brief meet and greet session for a chance to get an autograph and picture with Matt!

1:00 p.m. "Weather Briefing" presentation
1:30 p.m.   Meet and Greet
2:00 p.m. "Weather Briefing" presentation

Activities for Kids

Saturday, July 13

  • FREE Tornado Tubes to first 150 children!
  • Bounce House
  • Learn about a Weather Station
  • Interactive Crafts




*Events and activities for all weeks are subject to change without notice.

More details about all 10 weeks of Summer of Discovery at


Daily Admission Rates

(effective June 4 - August 10, 2013)

Adults $9
Seniors (65+) $7
College Students (Student ID) $7
Children* (4-17) $3
Children* (3 and under) FREE 
Military (Military ID) FREE 
Colorado Springs Together Card Holders FREE

*This is not a day camp - children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult

Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.