End Of Summer Celebration At Space Foundation Discovery Center

August 5, 2015 – Summer is almost over, but not until the Space Foundation Discovery Center sends it out with a bang. The final “Super Saturday” event of the season will take place August 8, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and will feature special guests, demonstrations and Astronaut Ice Cream.

Heatsheets Space Blankets will be given to early arriving guests, while supplies last. With interactive educational fun for all ages, everyone is sure to find something to spark their interests this weekend.

In this Journey to the Future-themed day, guests will have the opportunity to learn about Nikola Tesla and his Colorado Springs connection, build a Rube Goldberg Machine, add their own touches to the City of the Future project and even invent their own game.

Hear J. Brian “Bear” Lihani speak about his book NORAD and Cheyenne Mountain AFS from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and then do some solar gazing with the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Additional fee activities on August 8 include:

  • Minecraft® in the AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory
    Session 1: 11:00 a.m. – noon
    Session 2: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    ($5 additional fee, seating limits apply, appropriate for ages 8 and up)
  • Drive a Robotic Mars Rover
    Sessions on the hour, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.
    ($5 additional fee, appropriate for ages 5 and up with adult participation)
  • With the conclusion of “Summer of Discovery,” the Space Foundation Discovery Center will be moving to School Year Hours beginning August 16, Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    The Perseids Meteor Shower is also occurring this month, making it the ideal time to see the traveling exhibit, “Great Balls of Fire,” which details the origins and study of asteroids, comets and meteors. This temporary exhibit will be leaving the Discovery Center September 12 and is included in the price of admission.

    The Space Foundation Discovery Center is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road. For admission fees and other information, visit www.spacefoundation.org, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.