The Force is Strong in Colorado Springs as the Space Foundation Discovery Center Brings Apollo and Star Wars to Life

The Force is Strong in Colorado Springs as the Space Foundation Discovery Center Brings Apollo and Star Wars to Life

The Force is Strong in Colorado Springs as the Space Foundation Discovery Center Brings Apollo and Star Wars to Life


  • Homeschool students and their families can enjoy reduced admission and attend a Moon- and Apollo-themed Homeschool Day on Wednesday, May 1
  • Star Wars fans from around the region unite as the Discovery Center celebrates Star Wars Day, May the Fourth
  • Teachers are invited to a free Teacher Appreciation Open House Tuesday, May 7


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 29, 2019) – The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is reigniting the excitement of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and throwing in some Star Wars fun as well with a special Homeschool Day, May the Fourth Be With You celebration and Teacher Appreciation Open House.


The final Homeschool Day of the year is Wednesday, May 1, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is Moon- and Apollo- themed. Homeschool students will learn about the astronauts who first landed on the lunar surface. Activities run throughout the day and reservations are not required. Homeschool Days will return in the fall for the 2019/2020 school year.


May the Fourth, one of the most popular days of the year for Star Wars fans, falls on a Saturday this year and the Space Foundation Discovery Center is celebrating with a variety of activities and games celebrating the iconic film series. Visitors are encouraged to dress as their favorite character, and some will even be lucky enough to get a photo with characters from the franchise. “Make Your Own Lightsaber” workshops are included in regular admission and will be offered at 11:00 a.m. – noon and 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on May 4th.


Teacher Appreciation Week is nationally recognized Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 10. As a nonprofit organization that aims to inspire future space leaders, the Space Foundation wishes to recognize the teachers and educators in the Pikes Peak Region who are also inspiring the next generation. The Space Foundation is hosting a Teacher Appreciation Open House on Tuesday, May 7, at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., free to educators with a valid school I.D.  This Teacher Appreciation Open House will also be Apollo themed and will include classroom demos, virtual reality, rover competitions in our Mars Robotics Laboratory and more. Educators are asked to RSVP no later than Friday, May 3, for the event, which is for adults 21 and over only. See details at


More Apollo themed events will be coming to the Discovery Center throughout the summer as the Countdown to Apollo program ramps up for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.


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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.


Military discounts are available. For pricing and other information, visit, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000. Follow the Space Foundation Discovery Center on Facebook and Twitter.


About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a nonprofit 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 Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM 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 FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.


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Space Foundation Contact:   
Colleen Parith, Coordinator – Social Media & Public Relations 
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