Space Foundation Discovery Center Reopening June 1

Space Foundation Discovery Center Reopening June 1

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — May 15, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will reopen to the public on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m-4 p.m.

After a $3.5 million expansion and renovation led by Colorado-based architecture firm RTA Architects and general contractor GH Phipps, Space Foundation Discovery Center will unveil eight new exhibits, the Drone Zone and the Boeing Additive Manufacturing Space Laboratory. In addition to these new features, the center showcases a redesign of the Lockheed Martin Mars Robotics Laboratory and the Northrop Grumman Science Center, which houses the Science On a Sphere® display system. The renovation also includes upgraded state-of-the-art flooring and electrical system improvements. Two Colorado-based artists, Molly McClure and Juls Mendoza, have completed inspirational murals throughout the renovated space.

Event: Discover What’s New Celebration
Date: Saturday, June 1
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Venue: Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Admission: General admission; free workshops
Activities:

  • Food trucks on site
  • Free educator-led workshops
  • Complimentary gift for first 500 visitors

Supporters of the Discovery Center expansion and renovation include Anschutz Family Foundation, Boeing, El Pomar Foundation, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.

For more information, please visit www.discoverspace.org/.

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 www.SpaceFoundation.org, and follow us on Facebook, X, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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