Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces Summer of Discovery

Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces Summer of Discovery

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 5, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced Summer of Discovery: Beyond our Solar System will be held at Space Foundation Discovery Center. Starting June 8, a series of 13 public, weekly events featuring hands-on activities, demonstrations and design challenges will take place every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through August 31.

Event Details:

Date: June 8
Topic: Planetary Play
Partners: That Science Fairy

Date: June 15
Topic: Galactic Adventures
Partners: 1st Space Brigade and Colorado Springs Utilities

Date: June 22
Topic: Meteorite Mysteries
Partners: Mines Museum of Earth Science

Date: June 29
Topic: Stories of the Stars
Partners: Pikes Peak Library District

Date: July 6
Topic: Deep Space from the South Pole
Partners: IceCube Neutrino Observatory

Date: July 13
Topic: It IS Rocket Science!
Partners: Girl Scouts of Colorado

Date: July 20
Topic: The Vacuum of Space
Partners: Cool Science

Date: July 27
Topic: Astrobiology
Partners: Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control & Greenway District

Date: August 3
Topic: Mining in Space
Partners: Western Museum of Mining & Industry

Date: August 10
Topic: Colors of the Universe
Partners: Cool Science and Colorado Springs Astronomical Society

Date: August 17
Topic: From the Past to the Future
Partners: Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Date: August 24
Topic: 3, 2, 1… Blastoff!
Partners: Estes Rockets

Date: August 31
Topic: Fun with Forces
Partners: ProRodeo Hall of Fame

For more information on Summer of Discovery, please visit

To learn more about volunteering at Discovery Center, please visit

About Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center is a hands-on, interactive space and science center focused on inspiring, educating and preparing the next generation of explorers and innovators in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Partnerships with charitable donors, government, educational institutions, and commercial enterprises support science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) exhibits and programming including:

  • El Pomar Space Gallery
  • Boeing Additive Manufacturing Space Laboratory
  • Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®
  • Space Education Center, featuring the Lockheed Martin Mars Robotics Laboratory 

About Space Foundation 

Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem. Driven by partnerships, Space Foundation unites the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through support from corporate members, sponsors, fundraising and grants. Visit Space Foundation at, and follow us on Facebook, X, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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