Book the Space

Planning an Event or Meeting?

Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs offers a unique space-themed venue for your event. Past events include important meetings, wedding, receptions, military promotions, retirement celebrations, birthday parties, dances, bar mitzvahs, beer festivals and more have been held in our various meeting rooms and throughout the venue.

Do you have questions? Ready to book your event?  Space Foundation Venue Request Form

Pricing information and guidelines for usage:  Ackerman Conference Center Use Agreement


Rental Includes

Rental Includes

  • Onsite event planners
  • Intriguing museum-quality attractions
  • Space and sci-fi themed rooms and environment

Location

Location

We are conveniently located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, just off of Garden of the Gods Road, west of Centennial Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


 

Space-Themed Event Spaces
Space Foundation Discovery Center

Photo by Liam with Tarten Trew Photography

El Pomar Space Gallery

  • Unique space gallery and museum venue accommodates up to 50 people for wedding event.

Area 51

 

Area 51 (2,400 sq. ft.)

  • Sci-fi themed, colorful venue
  • Various setups for up to 200 people
  • Large screen display with projector and sound system
  • Full kitchen, including two microwaves, one convection oven, two refrigerators, and two dishwashers.
  • Podium and microphone


Area 52 (3,000 sq. ft.)

  • Private entrance
  • Various set up for 240 people
  • Two large TV's and sound system available
  • Podium and microphone

Education Activity Center

 

Education Activity Center located in the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center

  • 30 people, seated classroom style
  • Audio/visual capabilities
  • Compatible with limited catering arrangements, such as boxed meals

Ackerman Conference Center

General James E. Hill Conference Room

General James E. Hill Conference Room (975 sq. ft.)

  • 18-20 people seated; with additional perimeter seating up to 35 people
  • Video teleconferencing, teleconferencing, audio/visual capabilities
  • Compatible with limited catering arrangements, such as small buffet or boxed meals

Howell M. Estes Conference Room

Howell M. Estes, III, Conference Room (157 sq. ft.)

  • 6 people seated
  • Features large screen and several computer connectors for collaborative discussions
  • Compatible with limited catering arrangements, such as boxed meals

General Thomas S. Moorman Conference Room

General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr.,Conference Room (235 sq. ft.)

  • 8 people seated
  • Teleconferencing
  • Compatible with limited catering arrangements, such as boxed meals

Catering and Food Services

All catering and food service must be provided by the customer and coordinated with one of our Event Coordinators. Space Foundation will do our best to accommodate your dining plans and can send a list of preferred vendors upon request.

Deposit

Users agree to remit to Space Foundation a deposit equivalent to 100% of the setup/cleanup and security fees estimated for users event.

Cancellation Fees

Basic meeting and events with no special arrangements may be cancelled 7 or more days in advance of the booked event with no cancellation fee. Events, meetings, receptions, etc. that require special arrangements may be cancelled 14 or more days in advance of the booked event with no cancellation fees. Otherwise, the full deposit is retained by Space Foundation.

About the Ackerman Conference Center

Jasper D. Ackerman was a business leader in Colorado Springs from the 1940's until he passed away in 1988. In 1963, Ackerman founded the Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund in his mother's memory. The Ackerman Conference Center is named in his honor, in appreciation for funding provided to Space Foundation by the Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund.

Get Started Planning

To start planning your event, call  719.576.8000 or email [email protected]