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Summer of Discovery: Science of Sport

Space Foundation Discovery Center is gearing up for another summer of fun, inspirational and educational workshops and activities focused on the Science of Sport. We might not all be astronauts going to the Moon, but we use space science and technology every day on Earth through the lens of sports and more. Discovery Center is going to have a summer full of family-friendly activities, starting June 2021. We are a clean, safe space for you and your family to learn about our universe and science all year long.

 

Space Foundation Discovery Center kicks off a new Summer of Discovery: Science of Sport June 3rd, from 5:00-8:00pm. Join our staff and community partners for a block party and get a hands-on sneak peek at this summer’s exciting new workshops. Discovery Center Kickoff activities included in SFDC General Admission. Note: Admission to the event does not include food truck offerings.

Up for more? Join us earlier in the day at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center for a Family 5K of galactic proportions (and fun)! If you register to participate in the 5K, you’ll receive 50% your admission to the Summer of Discovery Kickoff Block Party.

 

Summer of Discovery Science of Sport workshops will be held each Saturday, June 5- August 7, 2021.

  • Workshop session #1    11:00 a.m.-noon
  • Workshop session #2    12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.*
  • Workshop session #3      2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Workshops are on a first-come, first-served basis.
$5 materials fee in addition to SFDC General Admission.
Parents must accompany children.
Please see specific event dates for workshop topics and details.
* June 26th workshop session #2 not offered.

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center and Space Foundation Discovery Center 5k Fun Run

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center and Space Foundation Discovery Center 5k Fun Run

Join us earlier in the day at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center for a Family 5K of galactic proportions (and fun)!

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03 June 2021 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Kickoff

Summer of Discovery Kickoff

Lace up your sneakers and get ready for an exhilarating adventure as the Space Foundation Discovery Center kicks off a new Summer of Discovery: The Science of Sport!

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03 June 2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Workshop: Aerodynamics

Summer of Discovery Workshop: Aerodynamics

Join us for our Summer of Discovery workshop combining velocity and aeronautics as we build our own rockets and airplanes! Parents must accompany children.

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05 June 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Workshop: Astronaut Training

Summer of Discovery Workshop: Astronaut Training

Join us for a Summer of Discovery workshop as you make your own balloon racer to explore forces as an astronaut. Parents must accompany children.

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12 June 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Workshop: Teamwork

Summer of Discovery Workshop: Teamwork

Join us for a Summer of Discovery workshop for a presentation from Colorado Springs very own Switchbacks soccer team. After the presentation, complete a team building challenge to look at astronaut teamwork vs. sports teamwork. Parents must accompany children.

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19 June 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Workshop: Paralympians

Summer of Discovery Workshop: Paralympians

Join us for a Summer of Discovery workshop with virtual presentations from Paralympians Jeremy Finton and Ann Yoshida and explore the sports they compete in! Parents must accompany children.

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26 June 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Workshop: Traction/Friction

Summer of Discovery Workshop: Traction/Friction

Join us for a Summer of Discovery workshop as we explore friction through Sphero technology and how friction plays a role in sports! Parents must accompany children.

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03 July 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Workshop: Technology

Summer of Discovery Workshop: Technology

Join us for a Summer of Discovery workshop as we watch a presentation from the Cybathlon team and explore 3-D printing technology. Parents must accompany children.

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10 July 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Workshop: Forces

Summer of Discovery Workshop: Forces

Join us for a Summer of Discovery Workshop presentation about teamwork with Brien Smith, part of the Rocky Mountain Vibes, and create Scribble Bots to explore forces that make sports possible. Parents must accompany children.

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17 July 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Workshop: Olympic/Paralympic Museum

Summer of Discovery Workshop: Olympic/Paralympic Museum

Join us for a Summer of Discovery workshop as we watch a presentation from Colorado Springs very own Olympic Museum and program your own Ozobot to play your favorite sport! Parents must accompany children.

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24 July 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Workshop: Gravity

Summer of Discovery Workshop: Gravity

Join us for a Summer of Discovery workshop as we explore projectile motion on all the planets of our solar system while creating your own catapult to test! Parent must accompany children.

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31 July 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer of Discovery Workshop: Geology

Summer of Discovery Workshop: Geology

Join us for our final Summer of Discovery workshop as we partner with the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center to explore the science of rock climbing through different types of geology on Earth and even in Space! Parents must accompany children.

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07 August 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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