Summer of Discovery: Week 9 - Colorado Days

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 3, 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!

Colorado Days

Visit the attraction in your own backyard! Week 9 focuses on our friends and neighbors with free admission for Colorado natives from July 30-August 3, plenty of hands-on activities for the whole family, lots of contests and prizes, and special displays from Colorado's space companies. Colorado is the second largest space state. Come see why, but more importantly spend some time with us to experience how space is fun!

Activities Throughout the Week

  • FREE admission for Colorado Natives*
  • Bring the Grandparents! Special Gift for Families with 3+ Generations of Native Coloradans!
  • Exhibits from Colorado Space Companies
  • NEW! DigitalGlobe Interactive Earth Imaging Exhibit (pictured at right)
  • Science On a Sphere® Demonstrations
  • Launch to the Moon Exhibit & Artifacts
  • "Space Shuttle: Conquering Low Earth Orbit," NASA's Visiting Exhibit
  • Giveaways & Prizes Galore! from Local Colorado Restaurants and Venues

*people born in Colorado


Saturday, August 3

  • FREE Space Foundation Tote Bag for first 150 children
  • Design a Colorado-themed Mission Patch Activity
  • "Find My House from Space" Activity
  • Meet & Take Pictures with the Star Wars Stormtroopers
  • Blast Off Bounce House
  • Stomp Rockets - optional: bring one 2-liter bottle to recycle and one 2-liter bottle to launch your stomp rocket

Meet Colorado author,
Matt Bille
"The First Space Race: Launching the World's First Satellites"

Saturday, Aug. 3
11:00 a.m.


*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

*Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult

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