Space Foundation Discovery Center
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Join Us for "Star Days!"
The Discovery Center will remain open one evening each month, for a "Star Days" Thursday evening leading into a special themed "Star Days" Saturday, on the first Saturday of every month. The monthly "Star Days" event will feature attractions and activities, included in the price of regular Discovery Center admission.
Thursday, May 1 and Saturday, May 3: Summer of Discovery Preview
- FREE Surprise for the Kids!
- Cool Science® Interactive Demonstrations
- Mars/Aquatic Robot Challenge
- Minecraft Mars Mission
- Space Apps: What Apps Can Help You Explore Space?
- Fun Crafts - featuring: Oceans, Mars, Rocketry, Astronomy, and Space Tech
- Classic Sci-fi Marathon
- Science On a Sphere® Special Presentations
Please note: Some of the activities listed above are happening only on specific days and at specific times. Please click the links below to check each day's specific schedule.
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's first and only space, science and technology attraction. It is an interactive, museum-quality destination that advances space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S-STEM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.
The first phase comprised the Northrop Grumman Science Center, a spectacular educational facility where you learn about our universe on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's amazing Science On a Sphere® (SOS) and the El Pomar Space Gallery, home to the Space Foundation's collection of space artifacts. The recently opened second phase is an expansion of the El Pomar Space Gallery with expanded areas showcasing additional exhibits, artifacts and interactive displays.
We plan to continue to grow and expand in order to offer our visitors even more. Expansion plans for the future include a state-of-the-art interactive teaching auditorium and a Space Technology Hall of Fame®.
Beginning June 10, 2014, the Space Foundation Discovery Center presents Summer of Discovery - a full 10 weeks of space educational activities and fun for all ages. There are five two-week segments, each focusing on a specific theme, culminating with a full day of special activities and events planned for each Saturday. Bring your family and friends and join in the fun - we've brought space down to Earth for all to enjoy!
Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org/Summer-Fun for a complete schedule of themes and events.
Click here to see photo galleries from Summer of Discovery 2013!
See the spectacular Science On A Sphere® and learn about our Earth and our universe.
Here's what you'll learn about when you visit the El Pomar Space Gallery.
Find out how you can experience the Space Foundation Discovery Center
We appreciate your support in keeping the Discovery Center safe, clean, pleasant and educational... check here for important information.
Generous community and industry support makes the Discovery Center, Northrop Grumman Science Center and El Pomar Space Gallery possible.
Find out how to become part of the Space Foundation Discovery Center - as a volunteer, as a benefactor or by donating space artifacts.