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Science on a Sphere at the Space Foundation Discovery Center
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Ready to blast off to Space Foundation Discovery Center? Great! We promise it will be an out-of-this-world experience!

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The wonders of the universe are closer than you think when you and your favorite astro-enthusiasts blast off to space with Space Foundation Discovery Center. Located five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, Discovery Center is a local treasure that’s packed full of space-themed fun and science-focused learning for everyone. 

From the moment you step inside Discovery Center, you’ll find yourself surrounded by captivating space artifacts, interactive exhibits, and all sorts of fascinating information on the universe, technology, and space exploration. Daily visitors will have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a one-of-a-kind setting. Explore the history of humans in space, check out a presentation on the Discovery Center’s 3D Science on a Sphere® globe, wander the Spacelab, and program robotic rovers to complete mission objectives on our simulated Martian terrain. 

We’re gearing up for another summer of fun, inspirational and educational workshops and activities focused on the Science of Sport. We might not all be astronauts going to the Moon, but we use space science and technology every day on Earth through the lens of sports and more. Discovery Center is going to have a summer full of family friendly activities perfect for all ages, starting every Saturday in June 2021. 

Discovery Center is a clean, safe space for you and your family to learn about our universe and science all year long. Don’t forget to stop into the gift shop on the way out. It’s where you can find awesome space-themed souvenirs and pick up your own pack of real astronaut ice cream. 

Things to know

$10 / Adult

Closed for Remodeling Expected to reopen in April

Average time

1-2 hours

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The Discovery Center is appropriate for ages 4 and up.

No, however several restaurants and fast food locations are within a five minute drive.

Yes, there are a variety of different rooms that can be rented. They have space for everything from birthday parties, weddings, and even corporate meetings. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Yes, they have a wide variety of events that take place year-round. Please check their website, www.discoverspace.org/upcoming-events, for a full list of our upcoming events.


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