Summer of
Discovery

Beyond our Solar System

Join Space Foundation Discovery Center as we explore beyond our solar system!

Each Saturday from June 8 to August 31, we will explore the immense universe beyond the Milky Way. The cosmos is filled with galaxies containing more stars, exoplanets, and asteroids than we can imagine. Throughout the summer, learn about nebulae, black holes, dark matter, exoplanets and more through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and design challenges. Come uncover new mysteries with us as we travel from the speck of Earth into the vast space we call the universe.

  • Workshops, when offered, are on a first-come, first-served basis and there is a $5 activity fee in addition to Discovery Center's general admission.
  • Summer of Discovery events are open to all, but activities will be the MOST fun for ages 6-12 years.
  • Parents must accompany children.
  • Please see specific event dates below for workshop topics and details.

Every SATURDAY in JUNE

JUNE 8

Summer of Discovery June 8th

Planetary Play

Complete mission challenges by driving and coding Sphero robots! Plus, make and take home a scale model of our solar system.

JUNE 15

Summer of Discovery June 15th

Galactic Adventures

Experiment with different materials as you design a spacesuit to protect your astronaut for intergalactic travel.

JUNE 22

Summer of Discovery June 22nd

Meteorite Mysteries

Investigate the science behind an intriguing feature on the dwarf planet Ceres. Conduct an experiment to solve the mystery!

JUNE 29

Summer of Discovery June 29th

Stories of the Stars

Activate your inner artist to create a 3D rendering of a constellation while learning about ancient celestial traditions.

Every SATURDAY in JULY

JULY 6

Summer of Discovery

Deep Space from the South Pole

Light up your world by constructing a circuit using just a few simple materials. Take your engineering marvel home to enjoy!

JULY 13

Summer of Discovery

It IS Rocket Science!

Build and launch a rocket by harnessing the power of potential energy! See if your design makes the grade and can complete mission challenges.

JULY 20

Summer of Discovery

The Vacuum of Space

Channel your inner scientist by creating your own vacuum chamber and conducting experiments in an airless environment.

JULY 27

Summer of Discovery

Astrobiology

Engineer your own water filter to be used on the first trip out of our solar system! Reuse your resources to ensure mission success.

Every SATURDAY in AUGUST

AUGUST 3

Summer of Discovery

Mining in Space

Help geologists and engineers study the Moon. Create a device to mine valuable resources to power your lunar...

AUGUST 10

Summer of Discovery

Colors of the Universe

Create your own spectrometer to unveil the secrets of stars and the search for life...

AUGUST 17

Summer of Discovery

From the Past to the Future

Become a geologist and conduct an investigation to discover what lies beneath the surface of...

AUGUST 24

Summer of Discovery

3, 2, 1... Blastoff!

Transform everyday items into your very own rocket engine! Plus, build a free model rocket that you can take home!

AUGUST 31

Summer of Discovery

Fun with Forces

Learn the science behind magic tricks that are sure to impress your friends and family.

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