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Holiday Model Train Exhibit

01-27-2018

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jan 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jan 24 @ 9:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Jan 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jan 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 27 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Visit the Western Museum of Mining & Industry for the annual Holiday Model Train Exhibit!

The exhibit includes several types and sizes of model train layouts, some of which are kept running so both children and adults can see how they work....

[more+]

Visit the Western Museum of Mining & Industry for the annual Holiday Model Train Exhibit!

The exhibit includes several types and sizes of model train layouts, some of which are kept running so both children and adults can see how they work. On display is a handmade metal train with a mining theme. The engine and cars were made by the owner and employees of the Card Iron Works in Denver, which manufactured mining equipment from 1892 until closing in 1969. This handmade set dates from just before World War II.

The train exhibit closes on January 27, 2018.

Of special interest to model railroad enthusiasts, the museum has for sale an extensive array of model railroad accessories, including some model train sets, landscaping materials (buildings, figures of people and animals, light poles, etc.), track, books, DVDs, and VHS tapes.

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Tags:   Family FunHistory & Heritage

Winter Writer's Nonfiction Writing Class

01-27-2018

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 27 @ 9:30 am

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? The Western Museum of Mining & Industry provides an intimate, inclusive program in a remarkable setting. This workshop combines superb instruction with unparalleled resources and is ideally...

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Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? The Western Museum of Mining & Industry provides an intimate, inclusive program in a remarkable setting. This workshop combines superb instruction with unparalleled resources and is ideally suited for the general public, teen writers, and especially beginners.

Immerse yourself in this intense one-day winter writing class designed for those who want to learn more about writing and publishing. Writing about nature, science, history and other nonfiction subjects offers exciting opportunities to be published. Magazines, newspapers, bloggers, clubs, and schools are looking for articles to share with their audience, and this class can teach you how to publish.

Class highlights

  • Work with a published author who will teach the class
  • Learn about creative nonfiction, nature writing, science writing, history writing and how science poetry unleashes creativity
  • Discover powerful research methods
  • Identify and develop story ideas
  • Learn potent craft tips
  • Practice how to outline and structure stories
  • Work with photos for your articles
  • Understand the role of an editor in the publication process
  • Discuss publication issues

A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the class. All other course materials will be provided including a morning reception. A writer’s resource kit CD will be available for purchase for $10 to continue the training beyond the session at the mining museum.

Instructor bios:

Steven Veatch Steven Veatch grew up in the Pikes Peak region and earned degrees at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado State University at Pueblo, Webster University, and Emporia State University. He is a writer of essays, literary criticism, book reviews, science articles, and professional papers. He has published over 150 articles on nature and science. He has contributed chapters to these three books:

  • Field Trips in the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA, Field Guide 5
  • The Paleontology of the Upper Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado
  • The World’s Greatest Gold Camp: An Introduction to the History of the Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District

He was an associate editor of Leonardo, a literary and art journal published by the English Department of Central New Mexico Community College for three years. He is a regular at a writer’s retreat held in the woods of northern Michigan at the Interlochen College of Creative Arts.

Ben H. Elick has published of nonfiction articles in newspapers and magazines, notably the international Earth science magazine Deposits. He recently presented a co-authored paper on Cripple Creek minerals at the New Mexico Technical Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro and recently spoke at the Denver Gem Show. This will be his second year assisting with this writing class. He is currently a student and lives in Douglas County.

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Tags:   PoetryClasses & Workshops

Homeschool Day: Astrolympics

02-07-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am

Are you ready for the Winter Olympic Games? The Space Foundation is celebrating the Winter Astrolympics and learning about the force, physics and science behind the greatest athletic competition anywhere in the galaxy. Get hands-on with the...

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Are you ready for the Winter Olympic Games? The Space Foundation is celebrating the Winter Astrolympics and learning about the force, physics and science behind the greatest athletic competition anywhere in the galaxy. Get hands-on with the forces that make a figure skater spin or a bobsled go fast. Learn about how science and sports are cross connecting athletes on Earth with the movements of the universe. Enjoy this event where you will learn how athletes use science to “Go for the Gold!”

Activities include:

  • Astrolympics Science On a Sphere®
  • Classroom activities: Science, Art, Language Arts, Social Studies and Math
    • Train Like an Astronaut
    • Astrolympic Events
  • Crafts and more
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For the Love of Space

02-07-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 07 @ 5:30 pm

Join the Space Foundation for a fun evening and make a difference for those interested in all things space!

Enjoy an event full of wine tasting, dessert sampling by top local caterers (and vote on your favorite!), a wine pull fundraiser, and fun...

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Join the Space Foundation for a fun evening and make a difference for those interested in all things space!

Enjoy an event full of wine tasting, dessert sampling by top local caterers (and vote on your favorite!), a wine pull fundraiser, and fun space activities!

Your participation and support will help inspire students to reach for the stars. Your admission directly supports our STEM education initiatives. Wine pull tickets will be available to purchase during the event.

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Tags:  Special Events

Bird Care 101

02-08-2018

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 08 @ 6:00 pm

In this class you will learn what it takes to be a bird pet owner.

During class, you will meet and help care for our real, live animal ambassadors! Interactive activities will guide learning in topics including; finding the right bird for you,...

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In this class you will learn what it takes to be a bird pet owner.

During class, you will meet and help care for our real, live animal ambassadors! Interactive activities will guide learning in topics including; finding the right bird for you, understanding birds, husbandry needs, enrichment and training.

Each guest will receive a take home booklet with even more information and resources to help guide your decision in finding the right pet for your home and further your animal care knowledge.

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Tags:   Family FunClasses & Workshops

Tesla’s Toolbox: Toy/Technology Deconstruction

02-17-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am

Ever wondered how things work? What makes your toy work the way it does? How has technology evolved over time? Join the Space Foundation for a time of deconstruction to find out what old technology and toys can teach through reverse engineering.

Ever wondered how things work? What makes your toy work the way it does? How has technology evolved over time? Join the Space Foundation for a time of deconstruction to find out what old technology and toys can teach through reverse engineering.

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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Homeschool Day: The Art of Space

03-07-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 07 @ 10:00 am

Art has taken us to the depths of space. Through the imagination of artists, we have seen alien worlds, black holes, futuristic spaceships and the far side of the universe. Take an artistic journey with the Space Center and spend a day making...

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Art has taken us to the depths of space. Through the imagination of artists, we have seen alien worlds, black holes, futuristic spaceships and the far side of the universe. Take an artistic journey with the Space Center and spend a day making space art!

Homeschool Day activities include:

  • Science On a Sphere® presentation: “Beautiful Worlds” – The group will explore the art and beauty of the worlds of our solar system, our own planet and beyond. This special presentation includes images from across the world and amazing visualizations of planets in the solar system and beyond.
  • Space Chalk Art – All Day
  • Space Spray Paint Art – 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
  • Marble Planet Art – 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
  • Button Moon Collage – All Day
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Volunteer Recruitment & Opportunities Open House

03-08-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 08 @ 4:00 pm

Come learn about all of the volunteer opportunities the Space Foundation and Space Foundation Discovery Center have to offer.

A briefing on all volunteering opportunities will be presented, as well as a brief tour through the Discovery...

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Come learn about all of the volunteer opportunities the Space Foundation and Space Foundation Discovery Center have to offer.

A briefing on all volunteering opportunities will be presented, as well as a brief tour through the Discovery Center.

 

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Tags:   Family FunSpecial Events

Explore Space Spring Break

03-29-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Mar 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Mar 28 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 29 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Your future explorers will enjoy a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space, science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

We'll explore many different space-themed activities from driving robots on...

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Your future explorers will enjoy a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space, science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

We'll explore many different space-themed activities from driving robots on Mars, to piloting underwater drones in the oceans of Jupiter's Moon, Europa.

They will also enjoy space-themed art activities, design challenges and creating an astronaut tool using 3D printing.

Why spend Spring Break at the beach or in the mountains, when your kids can visit space right here?

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Tags:  Classes & Workshops

March Spring Break Tinkering

03-31-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

A variety of activities are planned that are appropriate for children ages 4-8 with an adult helper, and ages 9-17 on their own.

The week-long event will wrap-up with the construction of a chain reaction machine, also known as a Rube Goldberg...

[more+]

A variety of activities are planned that are appropriate for children ages 4-8 with an adult helper, and ages 9-17 on their own.

The week-long event will wrap-up with the construction of a chain reaction machine, also known as a Rube Goldberg Machine, to be launched at noon on Saturday.

The following activities* are included in the daily admission price to the Discovery Center.

Tuesday-Friday:

  • Strawbees®
  • K'NEX® toys for building and exploring
  • Wind tubes
  • Ball maze
  • KEVA® planks
  • Circuit blocks

Special daily activities from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday – Make a ‘Fused’ Fabric Mini Lamp
  • Wednesday – Paper Circuit Light Cards
  • Thursday – Cardboard Automatons
  • Friday – Mini Tabletop Marble Maze

Saturday:

  • Mars Robotics Laboratory 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Chain Reaction Machine 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Rube Goldberg Machine): Show off your best science and engineering skills and help the Space Foundation Discovery Center create one massive chain reaction machine. Bring your own materials or chain reaction machine and add it to everyone else's to create one huge machine.
  • Toy/retro technology deconstruction 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (reverse engineering): Ever wonder how things work? Why does your toy work the way it does? How has technology evolved over time? Join us for a time of deconstruction to find out what old technology and toys can teach us through reverse engineering.
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Tags:   Classes & Workshops Family FunSpecial Events

Family Star Party: Wherever the Weather Goes!

03-28-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts!

All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the...

[more+]

This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts!

All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside.

Activities include:

  • Anemometers and rain gauge activities and crafts
  • Virtual Reality: 360˚ GOES Video
  • Night Sky Viewing: Moon & constellations
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations
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Tags:   Free EventsFamily Fun

34th Space Symposium

04-19-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at The Broadmoor Hotel, Broadmoor Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 16 @ 8:00 am Tue, Apr 17 @ 8:00 am Wed, Apr 18 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 19 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Known as the premier global space conference - the 34th Space Symposium, held April 16–19 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will convene space leaders to discuss critical issues affecting all space sectors.

The Symposium is considered the...

[more+]

Known as the premier global space conference - the 34th Space Symposium, held April 16–19 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will convene space leaders to discuss critical issues affecting all space sectors.

The Symposium is considered the "must attend" event of the year for making critical and profitable connections.

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Tags:  Special Events

Holiday Model Train Exhibit

01-27-2018

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jan 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jan 24 @ 9:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Jan 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jan 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 27 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Visit the Western Museum of Mining & Industry for the annual Holiday Model Train Exhibit!

The exhibit includes several types and sizes of model train layouts, some of which are kept running so both children and adults can see how they work....

[more+]

Visit the Western Museum of Mining & Industry for the annual Holiday Model Train Exhibit!

The exhibit includes several types and sizes of model train layouts, some of which are kept running so both children and adults can see how they work. On display is a handmade metal train with a mining theme. The engine and cars were made by the owner and employees of the Card Iron Works in Denver, which manufactured mining equipment from 1892 until closing in 1969. This handmade set dates from just before World War II.

The train exhibit closes on January 27, 2018.

Of special interest to model railroad enthusiasts, the museum has for sale an extensive array of model railroad accessories, including some model train sets, landscaping materials (buildings, figures of people and animals, light poles, etc.), track, books, DVDs, and VHS tapes.

[less-]
Tags:   Family FunHistory & Heritage

Winter Writer's Nonfiction Writing Class

01-27-2018

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 27 @ 9:30 am

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? The Western Museum of Mining & Industry provides an intimate, inclusive program in a remarkable setting. This workshop combines superb instruction with unparalleled resources and is ideally...

[more+]

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? The Western Museum of Mining & Industry provides an intimate, inclusive program in a remarkable setting. This workshop combines superb instruction with unparalleled resources and is ideally suited for the general public, teen writers, and especially beginners.

Immerse yourself in this intense one-day winter writing class designed for those who want to learn more about writing and publishing. Writing about nature, science, history and other nonfiction subjects offers exciting opportunities to be published. Magazines, newspapers, bloggers, clubs, and schools are looking for articles to share with their audience, and this class can teach you how to publish.

Class highlights

  • Work with a published author who will teach the class
  • Learn about creative nonfiction, nature writing, science writing, history writing and how science poetry unleashes creativity
  • Discover powerful research methods
  • Identify and develop story ideas
  • Learn potent craft tips
  • Practice how to outline and structure stories
  • Work with photos for your articles
  • Understand the role of an editor in the publication process
  • Discuss publication issues

A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the class. All other course materials will be provided including a morning reception. A writer’s resource kit CD will be available for purchase for $10 to continue the training beyond the session at the mining museum.

Instructor bios:

Steven Veatch Steven Veatch grew up in the Pikes Peak region and earned degrees at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado State University at Pueblo, Webster University, and Emporia State University. He is a writer of essays, literary criticism, book reviews, science articles, and professional papers. He has published over 150 articles on nature and science. He has contributed chapters to these three books:

  • Field Trips in the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA, Field Guide 5
  • The Paleontology of the Upper Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado
  • The World’s Greatest Gold Camp: An Introduction to the History of the Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District

He was an associate editor of Leonardo, a literary and art journal published by the English Department of Central New Mexico Community College for three years. He is a regular at a writer’s retreat held in the woods of northern Michigan at the Interlochen College of Creative Arts.

Ben H. Elick has published of nonfiction articles in newspapers and magazines, notably the international Earth science magazine Deposits. He recently presented a co-authored paper on Cripple Creek minerals at the New Mexico Technical Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro and recently spoke at the Denver Gem Show. This will be his second year assisting with this writing class. He is currently a student and lives in Douglas County.

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Tags:   PoetryClasses & Workshops

Homeschool Day: Astrolympics

02-07-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am

Are you ready for the Winter Olympic Games? The Space Foundation is celebrating the Winter Astrolympics and learning about the force, physics and science behind the greatest athletic competition anywhere in the galaxy. Get hands-on with the...

[more+]

Are you ready for the Winter Olympic Games? The Space Foundation is celebrating the Winter Astrolympics and learning about the force, physics and science behind the greatest athletic competition anywhere in the galaxy. Get hands-on with the forces that make a figure skater spin or a bobsled go fast. Learn about how science and sports are cross connecting athletes on Earth with the movements of the universe. Enjoy this event where you will learn how athletes use science to “Go for the Gold!”

Activities include:

  • Astrolympics Science On a Sphere®
  • Classroom activities: Science, Art, Language Arts, Social Studies and Math
    • Train Like an Astronaut
    • Astrolympic Events
  • Crafts and more
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Tags:  Classes & Workshops

For the Love of Space

02-07-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 07 @ 5:30 pm

Join the Space Foundation for a fun evening and make a difference for those interested in all things space!

Enjoy an event full of wine tasting, dessert sampling by top local caterers (and vote on your favorite!), a wine pull fundraiser, and fun...

[more+]

Join the Space Foundation for a fun evening and make a difference for those interested in all things space!

Enjoy an event full of wine tasting, dessert sampling by top local caterers (and vote on your favorite!), a wine pull fundraiser, and fun space activities!

Your participation and support will help inspire students to reach for the stars. Your admission directly supports our STEM education initiatives. Wine pull tickets will be available to purchase during the event.

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Tags:  Special Events

Bird Care 101

02-08-2018

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 08 @ 6:00 pm

In this class you will learn what it takes to be a bird pet owner.

During class, you will meet and help care for our real, live animal ambassadors! Interactive activities will guide learning in topics including; finding the right bird for you,...

[more+]

In this class you will learn what it takes to be a bird pet owner.

During class, you will meet and help care for our real, live animal ambassadors! Interactive activities will guide learning in topics including; finding the right bird for you, understanding birds, husbandry needs, enrichment and training.

Each guest will receive a take home booklet with even more information and resources to help guide your decision in finding the right pet for your home and further your animal care knowledge.

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Tags:   Family FunClasses & Workshops

Tesla’s Toolbox: Toy/Technology Deconstruction

02-17-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am

Ever wondered how things work? What makes your toy work the way it does? How has technology evolved over time? Join the Space Foundation for a time of deconstruction to find out what old technology and toys can teach through reverse engineering.

Ever wondered how things work? What makes your toy work the way it does? How has technology evolved over time? Join the Space Foundation for a time of deconstruction to find out what old technology and toys can teach through reverse engineering.

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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Homeschool Day: The Art of Space

03-07-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 07 @ 10:00 am

Art has taken us to the depths of space. Through the imagination of artists, we have seen alien worlds, black holes, futuristic spaceships and the far side of the universe. Take an artistic journey with the Space Center and spend a day making...

[more+]

Art has taken us to the depths of space. Through the imagination of artists, we have seen alien worlds, black holes, futuristic spaceships and the far side of the universe. Take an artistic journey with the Space Center and spend a day making space art!

Homeschool Day activities include:

  • Science On a Sphere® presentation: “Beautiful Worlds” – The group will explore the art and beauty of the worlds of our solar system, our own planet and beyond. This special presentation includes images from across the world and amazing visualizations of planets in the solar system and beyond.
  • Space Chalk Art – All Day
  • Space Spray Paint Art – 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
  • Marble Planet Art – 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
  • Button Moon Collage – All Day
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Tags:  Classes & Workshops

Volunteer Recruitment & Opportunities Open House

03-08-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 08 @ 4:00 pm

Come learn about all of the volunteer opportunities the Space Foundation and Space Foundation Discovery Center have to offer.

A briefing on all volunteering opportunities will be presented, as well as a brief tour through the Discovery...

[more+]

Come learn about all of the volunteer opportunities the Space Foundation and Space Foundation Discovery Center have to offer.

A briefing on all volunteering opportunities will be presented, as well as a brief tour through the Discovery Center.

 

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Tags:   Family FunSpecial Events

Explore Space Spring Break

03-29-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Mar 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Mar 28 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 29 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Your future explorers will enjoy a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space, science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

We'll explore many different space-themed activities from driving robots on...

[more+]

Your future explorers will enjoy a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space, science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

We'll explore many different space-themed activities from driving robots on Mars, to piloting underwater drones in the oceans of Jupiter's Moon, Europa.

They will also enjoy space-themed art activities, design challenges and creating an astronaut tool using 3D printing.

Why spend Spring Break at the beach or in the mountains, when your kids can visit space right here?

[less-]
Tags:  Classes & Workshops

March Spring Break Tinkering

03-31-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

A variety of activities are planned that are appropriate for children ages 4-8 with an adult helper, and ages 9-17 on their own.

The week-long event will wrap-up with the construction of a chain reaction machine, also known as a Rube Goldberg...

[more+]

A variety of activities are planned that are appropriate for children ages 4-8 with an adult helper, and ages 9-17 on their own.

The week-long event will wrap-up with the construction of a chain reaction machine, also known as a Rube Goldberg Machine, to be launched at noon on Saturday.

The following activities* are included in the daily admission price to the Discovery Center.

Tuesday-Friday:

  • Strawbees®
  • K'NEX® toys for building and exploring
  • Wind tubes
  • Ball maze
  • KEVA® planks
  • Circuit blocks

Special daily activities from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday – Make a ‘Fused’ Fabric Mini Lamp
  • Wednesday – Paper Circuit Light Cards
  • Thursday – Cardboard Automatons
  • Friday – Mini Tabletop Marble Maze

Saturday:

  • Mars Robotics Laboratory 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Chain Reaction Machine 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Rube Goldberg Machine): Show off your best science and engineering skills and help the Space Foundation Discovery Center create one massive chain reaction machine. Bring your own materials or chain reaction machine and add it to everyone else's to create one huge machine.
  • Toy/retro technology deconstruction 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (reverse engineering): Ever wonder how things work? Why does your toy work the way it does? How has technology evolved over time? Join us for a time of deconstruction to find out what old technology and toys can teach us through reverse engineering.
[less-]
Tags:   Classes & Workshops Family FunSpecial Events

Family Star Party: Wherever the Weather Goes!

03-28-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts!

All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the...

[more+]

This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts!

All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside.

Activities include:

  • Anemometers and rain gauge activities and crafts
  • Virtual Reality: 360˚ GOES Video
  • Night Sky Viewing: Moon & constellations
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations
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Tags:   Free EventsFamily Fun

34th Space Symposium

04-19-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at The Broadmoor Hotel, Broadmoor Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 16 @ 8:00 am Tue, Apr 17 @ 8:00 am Wed, Apr 18 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 19 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Known as the premier global space conference - the 34th Space Symposium, held April 16–19 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will convene space leaders to discuss critical issues affecting all space sectors.

The Symposium is considered the...

[more+]

Known as the premier global space conference - the 34th Space Symposium, held April 16–19 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will convene space leaders to discuss critical issues affecting all space sectors.

The Symposium is considered the "must attend" event of the year for making critical and profitable connections.

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Tags:  Special Events