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Space Foundation Discovery Center

Anousheh Ansari Portrait Unveiling
Friday, August 1, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Join us as we unveil a portrait of Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer. The unveiling will be followed by an autograph session with Ansari, included in the price of Discovery Center admission.

Click here for a complete schedule of events for Friday, August 1.

Saturday, August, 16, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tickets: $24 at the door, $19 in advance 
SAVE $5 - Click here to purchase advance tickets online by Aug. 8 or visit the Discovery Center to purchase in-person by Aug. 15

Don't miss this special beer tasting event at the Discovery Center! Local breweries will be here with top flight brews for your sampling pleasure. Purchase of a $24 bracelet gets you into the beer tasting and includes one complimentary admission to the Discovery Center. Learn how space technology makes better beer!  

Click here for complete details including a list of participating breweries. Families welcome but must be age 21 or older with valid I.D. to  sample beer.

Discovery Center Store

The Discovery Center Store is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Items for sale include:

  • Astronaut Ice Cream
  • Space Gifts
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • T-shirts
  • Art Prints
  • Science Kits

Proceeds support the Space Foundation's space awareness and education programs. Get a Discovery Passport and enjoy 10 percent off all purchases in the Discovery Center Store, as well as many other valuable member-only benefits! Click here to learn more.

click to download couponThe 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 2014 is Here!

The Space Foundation Discovery Center presents Summer of Discoverya 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 for a complete schedule of themes and events.

Click here to see photo galleries from Summer of Discovery 2014!


Discovery Center

Discovery Center


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.

See what we have planned for the future - and find out how you can make an impact.

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