Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Discovery Center will close for the winter holiday break beginning Saturday, Dec. 14, and remain closed through Wednesday, Jan. 1. We will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2.
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®.
Summer of Discovery
Summer of Discovery 2013 was a huge hit - with 10 weeks of special themes such as Mars, Rovers and Robots; Astronauts!; and A Taste of Space Technology. Click here to see photo galleries from all 10 weeks of Summer of Discovery. And join us for more special themes - and even more fun and excitement - at Summer of Discovery 2014!
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.