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Space Foundation Discovery Center

Where space, science and technology combine into a great educational experience of space exploration!

4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 // View Map
719.576.8000 // www.discoverspace.org/
Hours: See chart below for hours

Fast Facts

Come explore this interactive museum where space, science and technology combine into a great educational experience of space exploration.

New at the Space Foundation Discovery Center this Year

Visit our website for  Summer of Discovery events and news about our planned traveling exhibit. Click the contact tab above to learn more about this great program.

Click “Details” above to learn more.

Hours:

Days Open

Hours of Operation

Sunday – Monday Closed
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Prices:

Adult

Child (5-17)

Seniors

$10.00 $5 $7.50
$7.50 Student with ID, $5 Military Adult with ID
(Active Duty, Guard, Reserve or Retiree only with ID)
 

Location:

Screenshot 2014-03-26 11.30.41The Space Foundation Discovery Center is located on the West side of Colorado Springs close to Garden of the Gods Park. Follow these directions or enter 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 into your GPS or Phone.

Off Interstate 25:

– Take exit 146 for Garden of the Gods Rd.
– Head West onto Garden of the Gods Rd.
– Turn South (Left) onto Arrowswest Drive.
– Turn left into Space Foundation parking lot.

Fast Facts

  • The region's first and only space, science and technology attraction
  • Adults $10 Child (5-17) $5 Seniors $7.50 Military and Student discounts available

Tips

  • Arrive at least 45 minutes before closing to enjoy all the exhibits.
  • See our website for holiday and weather closures or call 719.576.8000.

Details

Explore Space Exhibits and artifacts

Space Foundation Discovery Center 1

The Space Foundation Discovery Center features space artifacts and interactive exhibits, plus the dynamic Science On a Sphere. Developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Science On a Sphere is a unique projection system that uses special software, satellite imagery and four projectors to render images that provide dramatic three dimensional views of our Earth, Universe and beyond.

The Discovery Center’s El Pomar Space Gallery exhibit “Launch to the Moon” provides an interesting look at both history and the cultural dynamics of the early “race to the Moon.” The exhibit chronicles the 1959-1976 United States and Soviet Union space race, with focus on the goal to be the first to the Moon.

The Discovery Center is appropriate for all ages, and always changing and growing! Teachers may schedule students for standards-based programs taught by a licensed teacher.

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is a member of the American Alliance of Museums.

Facility Rentals

Facility rentals are available for meetings, receptions and group training.

Groups and Schools

To schedule a school or youth group field trip, or an in-depth education program, click the contact tab above.

Summer Camps

Watch our website at www.discoverspace.org details about Summer of Discovery, featuring 10 weeks of special themes, such as “A Taste of Space Technology,” with events and activities, and special guest presentations for all ages.

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the discovery center passport program?

Get a Discovery Passport for admission savings and enjoy 10 percent off all purchases in the Discovery Center Store, as well as many other valuable member-only benefits!

What kind of educational programs do you offer?

The Space Foundation Discovery Center offers a variety of educational programs from school, youth group and community programs to educational and professional development. They even have downloadable lesson plans directly from their website!

What is the Science on a Sphere?

It’s the centerpiece of the Northrop Grumman Science Center which was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The world’s first dynamic spherical projection system, SOS uses special software, satellite imagery and four projectors to render images onto the global surface that provide dramatic, full-motion views of the Earth, Sun, moons and planets in space.

Do I need a reservation to visit?

No reservations are required and walk-ins are welcome!

Do you host field trips?

Yes, the Space Foundation is an excellent place for field trips! Your kids will be having to much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning at the same time! Email to schedule a field trip at Education@SpaceFoundation.org.

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