Space Foundation Discovery Center
Opening July 7th
10am – 4pm Tuesday – Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
1 to 2 hours
The wonders of the universe are closer than you think when you and your favorite astro-enthusiasts blast off to space with the Space Foundation Discovery Center. Located an easy-breezy five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, the 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 the Discovery Center, you’ll find yourself surrounded by fascinating 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, art and math (STEAM) 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 just like those used on Mars.
Hands-on activities and fun daily programs provide hours of educational entertainment, while monthly events expand the excitement even further. What kind of events?
Glad you asked! The Space Foundation Discovery Center has created one of the coolest event calendars in the Pikes Peak region — and the only one focused solely on science and space. Each month, families can check out free themed star parties and discounted evening admission to the center, where they’ll learn about phases of the moon, constellations, planets and more. Space-loving adults are more than welcome and they can even enjoy quarterly grownups-only events with speakers, beer and food trucks. Not to mention the ongoing Tesla’s Toolbox days, summer camps and fun themed days complete with crafts and projects. If outer space is your thing, you really need to get to know the Discovery Center right away.
The Discovery Center also hosts birthday parties and school field trips, as well as other types of group outings and events. Homeschooled kiddos can get hands-on science fun with other homeschooled peers on specialty homeschool days, too.
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. Ready to blast off to the Space Foundation Discovery Center? Great! We promise it will be an out-of-this-world experience!
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, we have various rooms that can be rented including rooms for birthday parties.
Yes, we have specific programs for various age groups including:
- Family Star Party (All ages)
- Space Story Party (ages 4-7)
- Star Days (ages 4-18)
- Space After Dark (ages 21+)
- Summer of Discovery (all ages)
- Homeschool Days (Prek-12)
- Tesla’s Toolbox (ages 11-18)
- Explore Space Experience Summer program (ages 9-14)
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