A Far Away Galaxy and Quadcopters Collide at the Discovery Center, Dec. 5

Category: Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Two days worth of fun and learning come together on one day, Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

With the movie release of the year upon us, the Discovery Center wants to make sure space enthusiasts all over Colorado are amped up for this special event by celebrating the force. Our Star Days theme, “A Far Away Galaxy,” will feature a full day of special guests and space-themed activities to thrill fans of all ages, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 5.

The following activities will be included in the cost of Discovery Center admission* Dec. 5:

  • Special Science On a Sphere® presentation: Planets of the Empire
  • Participate in a galactic dance off
  • Create intergalactic crafts
  • Come wearing your best space costume

*Activities subject to change without notice

Star Days, sponsored in part by Raytheon, are held each month at the Discovery Center, each with a special space theme and extra activities for all ages.

Tinker Space
Dec. 5 also features a new program at the Discovery Center -- Tinker Space. One Saturday each month, come tinker with us and meet fellow tinkerers. Our project on Dec. 5 will be quadcopters. Come at 10:00 a.m. and pay regular admission, plus a $10 workshop fee to fly our quadcopters. Or pay an additional $40 for a quadcopter kit to build and take home. The Space Foundation will provide a free Star Wars-themed exoskeleton to customize your quadcopter.  

About the Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located only five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, at 4425  Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs.

Discovery Center admission is $10.00 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 4-17, $1.00 for children ages 2-3 and children under 2 are free. Military discounts are available. For other information, visit http://www.spacefoundation.org/museum, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.

Bring Canned Food for Care Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado and Receive Discounted Discovery Center Admission
The Space Foundation is a designated collection point for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, and we ask for your support by donating the following items*:

Soup
Cereal
Peanut butter
Canned meat, vegetables and fruit
Snacks
Boxed side dishes
Dry goods
Other non-perishable food items

*Please be sure that donated items are well within any expiration date on the packaging.

Now through Dec. 18, visitors to our Discovery Center who bring a donation for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado will receive $1 off the admission price (per person, per day).

Holiday Hours
The Space Foundation Discovery Center will be closed Dec. 20 through Jan. 4, reopening Tuesday, Jan. 5. School year hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday and during extreme weather.

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, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, 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 field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually 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 www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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Monday, November 23, 2015