Fly Me to the Moon Yuri’s Night Fundraiser Comes to the Space Foundation Discovery Center


Fly Me to the Moon Yuri’s Night Fundraiser Comes to the Space Foundation Discovery Center

Fly Me to the Moon Yuri’s Night Fundraiser Comes to the Space Foundation Discovery Center

  • Astronaut Meet & Greets Included in Admission
  • Silent Auction Supporting STEM Education
  • All Activities and One Drink Ticket Included

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 2, 2019) – The 5th Annual Yuri’s Night Fundraiser returns to the Space Foundation Discovery Center on Sunday, April 7. The annual event is open to the public and supports Space Foundation education programs that reach thousands of students and teachers in the Pikes Peak region and throughout the nation.

The theme for the 2019 event is Fly Me to the Moon, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions. Tickets are $70 a person and include all activities and one drink ticket. Additional drink tickets may also be purchased throughout the evening. The festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. and will conclude at 9:00 p.m.

Activities include:

  • Astronaut Meet & Greets, including four former NASA astronauts and a Japanese astronaut
  • Silent Disco
  • Apollo Virtual Reality
  • Silent Auction
  • Red Planet Rover Race
  • Bucket List Vacation Auctions
  • Plus, so much more!

The annual Yuri’s Night event celebrates the first human to fly in space, Yuri Gagarin, and the first flight of the Space Shuttle, and kicks off the Space Symposium, now in its 35th year. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticket prices are $70 in advance or $85 at the door, with all proceeds benefiting STEM education programs.

Unable to attend, but still wish to support STEM education? Take part in the silent auction by visiting:

Yuri’s Night is sponsored by Sierra Nevada Corp., the Broadmoor, Ent Credit Union and Raytheon.

About the Discovery Center

Located only five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology attraction. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

About the Space Foundation

Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activityand through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites – and – and follow us on FacebookTwitter,InstagramLinkedIn, and YouTube.




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