October 24, 2016 – The Space Foundation Discovery Center is getting in the spirit of October with family-friendly, costume-encouraged events this week. Experience the new, free Family Star Party on Wednesday, October 26, and a special two-day Mad Science-themed Star Days event, October 28 and 29.
Family Star Party — Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Families are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes for a chance to win a 3D printed prize! Participants will examine the night sky and discover the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun, learning environment for the whole family, and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free, and discounted Discovery Center admission is available for those wishing to explore El Pomar Space Gallery, catch a presentation on Science On a Sphere® and enjoy some light refreshments.
Star Days: Mad Science! — Friday & Saturday, October 28-29, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Everyone at the Space Foundation Discovery Center has gone MAD! For two days, guests are encouraged to come wearing their favorite space or science costume, and participate in some spacey fun for “Star Days: Mad Science.” Watch mad science movies, play space games, learn about famous science fiction authors and their characters and even make a little science of your own. Mad Science demonstrations will be available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day with special treat stations throughout the gallery.
The GalaxyFest team will stop by on Friday, October 28, with an information table, crafts and treats.
Chick-fil-A and their famous, “Eat Mor Chikin” Cow will make a special appearance on Saturday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. along with the Ninjaneers FLL Robotics Team.
“Star Days,” sponsored in part by Raytheon and Uwingu, are held one Saturday each month at the Discovery Center with a special space theme and extra activities appropriate for all ages. No advance registration is needed for these programs.
The Discovery Center is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs. For hours, pricing and other information, visit www.discoverspace.org, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.