Space Foundation Discovery Center

Prices

Adult: $10 | Child (4-15): $5 | 3 & under: Free | Senior: $7.50 | I.D. required: Military: $5 | College: $7.50 | EBT required: Museums for All: $3

Hours

Updated with current COVID info

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday

Closed Sunday and Monday

Average time

1 to 2 hours

Exertion level

Details

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.

The Discovery Center also hosts birthday parties and school field trips, as well as other types of group outings and events. This school year will have a different meaning to the word “Homeschool.” We at the Space Foundation Discovery Center will spend this year considering EVERY student a “Home Study” student, whether in school, attending virtually or enrolled in a formal homeschooling program. The Space Foundation Discovery Center’s Home Study Program will focus on how we will be assisting parents and families to educate their K-12 students in Science Standards through Space as a lens for the 3 Sciences: Earth & Space, Physical, and Life Sciences.

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!

FAQs

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. We have space for everything from birthday parties, weddings, and even corporate meetings. Please email sfdcreservations@spacefoundation.org for more information.

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

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