Planning an Event or Meeting?

Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs offers a unique space-themed venue for your event. We've had important meetings, wedding receptions, military promotion and retirement celebrations, birthday parties, dances, a bar mitzvah, beer festivals and more held in our various meeting rooms and venue.

Do you have questions? Ready to book your event?  Space Foundation Venue Request Form

Pricing information and guidelines for usage:  Ackerman Conference Center Use Agreement


Rental Includes

Rental Includes

  • Onsite event planner
  • Intriguing museum-quality attractions
  • Space and Sci-fi themed rooms and environment
  • Lots of options available



We're conveniently located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, just off of Garden of the Gods Road, west of Centennial Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Space-Themed Event Spaces

Space Foundation Discovery Center

El Pomar Space Gallery

El Pomar Space Gallery

  • Unique space gallery and museum venue accommodates up to 200 people
  • Allows for a variety of reception arrangements

Area 51

Area 51 (2,400 sq. ft.)

  • Retro Sci-fi themed, colorful venue
  • Various setups for up to 197 people
  • Large screen display with projector and sound system
  • Full kitchen, including two microwaves, one convection oven, two refrigerators and two dishwashers

Education Activity Center

Education Activity Center located in the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center

  • 30 people, seated classroom style
  • Podium
  • Audio/visual capabilities
  • Compatible with limited catering arrangements, such as boxed meals

Ackerman Conference Center

General James E. Hill Conference Room

General James E. Hill Conference Room (975 sq. ft.)

  • 30-35 people seated; larger numbers possible if event is reception style
  • Video teleconferencing, teleconferencing, audio/visual capabilities
  • Compatible with most catering arrangements

Howell M. Estes Conference Room

Howell M. Estes, III, Conference Room (157 sq. ft.)

  • 6 people seated
  • Features large screen and several computer connectors for collaborative discussions
  • Compatible with limited catering arrangements, such as boxed meals

General Thomas S. Moorman Conference Room

General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr.,Conference Room (235 sq. ft.)

  • 8 people seated
  • Teleconferencing
  • Compatible with limited catering arrangements, such as boxed meals

About the Ackerman Conference Center

Jasper D. Ackerman was a business leader in Colorado Springs from the 1940's until he passed away in 1988. In 1963, Ackerman founded the Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund in his mother's memory. The Ackerman Conference Center is named in his honor, in appreciation for funding provided to the Space Foundation by the Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund.

Rental Fees

Contact [email protected] for pricing information.


Users agree to remit to the Space Foundation a deposit equivalent to 50% of the base rate estimated for the event, plus 100% of the setup/cleanup fees/security estimated for the User's event.

Cancellation Fees

Basic meetings and events with no special arrangements may be canceled seven or more days in advance of the booked event with no cancellation fees. Events, meetings, receptions, etc. that require special arrangements may be canceled 14 or more days in advance of the booked event with no cancellation fees. Otherwise, the full deposit is retained by the Space Foundation.

Catering and Food Services

All catering and food service must be provided by the customer and coordinated with the Manager- Events.  We will do our best to accommodate your dining plans and can send a list of preferred vendors upon request.

Get Started

To start planning your event, call Lisa Bell at 719.576.8000 or