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Space Foundation Summer of Discovery Launches with “Oceans” June 10 - 21

06/04/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 4, 2014) — The public is invited to visit the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs this summer for 10 weeks of educational space-themed activities for all ages.

The Discovery Center is located off of Garden of the Gods Road at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, and is the region’s first and only space, science and technology attraction.

The Summer of Discovery theme for the first two weeks, June 10 - 21, is “Oceans,” examining the similarities between space and deep sea exploration. “Oceans” activities include:

June 10 - 14

  • Squid Dissection - $4 per squid, Friday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 14 at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.*
  • Underwater Junk Engineering**
  • Underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles)
  • Under the Sea Jar - Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; June 10, 13 and 14*
  • Minecraft games in AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory - noon and 2:00 p.m.*
  • Ocean in a Bottle - Wednesday and Thursday; June 11 and 12
  • Mars Robotics Laboratory presentations - 11:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily
  • Shell/Fossil Identification Station, digging for fossils and shells
  • Ocean-themed crafts
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations - every 30 minutes

Food and refreshments available - Free Wendy's Chili, Saturday, June 14, 11:00 a.m. - while supply lasts; Sabrosos Tacos Food Truck - Saturday, June 14, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.*

June 17 - 21

  • Squid Dissection - $4 per squid, Friday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 21 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.*
  • Under the Sea Jar - Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; June 17, 20 and 21*
  • Minecraft games in AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory - noon and 2:00 p.m.*
  • Underwater Junk Engineering - Contest, Saturday, June 21**
  • Underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles)
  • Shell/Fossil Identification Station, digging for fossils and shells
  • Mars Robotics Laboratory presentations - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Ocean-themed crafts
  • Ocean in a Bottle - Wednesday and Thursday; June 18 and 19
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations - every 30 minutes

Food and refreshments available - Bite Me Sausage Food Truck - Saturday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.*

*Additional fee

** Please see web site for further details at www.spacefoundation.org/events/summer-discovery. Activities are subject to change.

Other Summer of Discovery themes include:

  • Astronomy June 24 - 28, July 1 - 3
  • Mars, Rovers & Robots July 8 - 12, July 15 - 19
  • Rocketry July 22 - 26, July 29 - Aug. 2
  • A Taste of Space Technology Aug. 5 - 9, Aug. 12 - 16

Thank you to our Summer of Discovery sponsors: ATK; Allegra; BKD, LLP; Ent Federal Credit Union; Mido; OneTouchPoint - Mountain States; SpaceUnited; Wells Fargo and Wendy’s.

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with occasional evening events. The Discovery Center is closed on Sunday and Monday and on holidays.

Discovery Center daily admission fees are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Military fees are $4.50 for adults with I.D., and $1.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free.

For information about group visits, and holiday and weather closures, call 719.576.8000. For general information about the Discovery Center, visit www.spacefoundation.org/museum.

Discovery Passport
Unlimited admission to the Discovery Center is now available with a Discovery Passport. Family, Individual and Student Passports may be purchased online and are good for 12 months from the date of purchase. Passports may be used for admission to Summer of Discovery (but not for extra-fee activities). Member benefits include a 10 percent discount on Discovery Center Store merchandise and members-only sneak previews of new exhibits. Learn more by visiting www.spacefoundation.org/events/summer-discovery-2014.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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