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Sneak Peek at Summer of Discovery to be Featured at Next Discovery Center "Star Days"


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 24, 2014) - Get a preview in May of what the Space Foundation has planned for its Discovery Center this summer.

On Thursday and Saturday, May 1 and 3, come to the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs for a "Star Days" sneak peek at events planned for this summer's 10-week Summer of Discovery. Every two weeks between June 10 and August 16, the Discovery Center will feature events focused on the themes of:

  • Oceans
  • Astronomy
  • Mars, Rovers and Robots
  • Rocketry
  • A Taste of Space Technology

See more about the Summer of Discovery at

"Star Days"
Each month, the Discovery Center offers special hands-on space, science and technology activities, in addition to its usual space artifact displays and demonstrations.
The May "Star Days" activities will sample the larger-scale events planned for Summer of Discovery, with a variety of hands-on learning, crafts and games. "Star Days" activities are included in the price of Discovery Center admission and may be subject to change.

Thursday "Star Days" Activities, May 1, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Minecraft Mars Mission
  • 6:00 p.m. Space Apps: What Apps Can Help You Explore Space?
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mars/Aquatic Robot Challenge
  • Hands-on science activities
  • Crafts, featuring Oceans, Mars, Rocketry, Astronomy and Space Technology
  • Science On a Sphere® special presentations
  • Plus, a free surprise for each child admitted

Saturday "Star Days" Activities, May 3, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Minecraft Mars Mission
  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cool Science® interactive science activities
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mars/Aquatic Robot Challenge
  • 12:00 p.m. Space Apps: What Apps Can Help You Explore Space?
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Mars/Aquatic Robot Challenge
  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Minecraft Mars Mission
  • Crafts,  featuring Oceans, Mars, Rocketry, Astronomy and Space Technology
  • Classic Sci-fi Movie Marathon in our Area 51
  • Science On a Sphere® special presentations
  • A free surprise for each child admitted

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road. The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and until 8:00 p.m. one Thursday evening monthly.

Discovery Center daily admission fees are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Military fees are $4.50 for adults with I.D., and $1.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free.

For information about group visits, and holiday and weather closures, call 719.576.8000. Learn more about the Discovery Center by visiting

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.


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