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Discovery Center and Cool Science Veteran and Military Family Appreciation Day

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Discovery Center and Cool Science Veteran and Military Family Appreciation Day

The Discovery Center and Cool Science will be honoring our Veterans and Military families!

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November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MST


Veteran, Active Duty and Retired Military-Free Admission & Veteran, Active Duty and Retired Military Family Members-Free Admission


Space Foundation Discovery Center

Event Details:

Space Foundation Discovery Center and Cool Science appreciate our Veterans and Active Duty Military and their families. Join us at the Discovery Center from 10am-4pm for a day dedicated to honoring our Military, past and present, and how the military has been interconnected with space and space exploration since the very beginning.

Veteran & Military Family Appreciation Day is all day fun, so join us anytime from 10am-4pm.

Activities/Events will include:

  • Science on a Sphere® presentations: “Military & Space: Together Since the Beginning” highlighting how the U.S. Military and Space use/exploration has been a partnership from the beginning of the space age
  • Discovery Center partner organization ‘Cool Science’ will be sharing Electricity demonstrations and hands-on activities – including the Discovery Center’s huge Van de Graaf generator!
  • Our Discovery Center ‘Space Demo Cart’ will be in the gallery with our Flir® Infrared Camera (aka thermal camera) giving guests a vision of the world beyond what the human eye can see (and what the military uses all the time)
  • Participate in a Robotic Rover ‘Recon Mission’ in our Mars Robotics Laboratory where guests will program a rover to collect intel on the new world
  • Mapping & Navigation Workshops – information about surface terrain and geography is as important in space exploration missions as it is in military operations. Join us in hands-on activities using powerful technologies too often overlooked to learn about mapping an entire world and navigate through all the data at your fingertips
    • Mapping & Navigation Workshops held at 11am and 2pm
    • Space limited – workshop is free, but wristband is required
  • Special “Salute to Veterans” scavenger hunt in our El Pomar Space Gallery with prizes for young explorers who complete their mission
  • Military service-themed 3D printed giveaways
  • And more…