Press Release

Give Your Kids Some Space This Summer at the Space Foundation Discovery Center

By SpaceRef Editor
May 13, 2019
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The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is bringing
back its summer Explore Space Experience for children ages eight through
13. Explore Space Experience was created to provide full-day summer
activities to inspire and engage children, and to provide an
educational, memorable experience. Future space explorers will enjoy a
variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space
and science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

Bradbury, one of the Space Foundation Space Education Specialists who
helps coordinate the program, said, “Explore Space Experience is a
chance for your kids to stay mentally engaged throughout the summer and
have fun in the process. Learning is happening and friendships are being
made. Space is for everyone!”

Four Explore Space Experience
full-day sessions will be offered this summer for two age groups, eight
through 10, and 11 through 13.
The 2019 Explore Space Experience themes are:

with Tomorrow’s Technology
Participants will practice coding with the
newest tech-toys and innovate ideas into reality.
Ages 8 – 10, June 17 –
Ages 11 – 13, June 24 – 28
Space Design and
Participants will complete exciting design challenges
centered around space and gain knowledge about space exploration beyond
our solar system. They will also discover if life may exist beyond
Ages 8 – 10, June 24 – June 28
Ages 11 – 13, June 17 – June 21 

Mission to Mars
Participants will study the red planet, learn
what it will take to get us there, and create solutions for how people
can live on Mars.
Ages 8 – 10, July 8 – 12
Ages 11 – 13, July 15 – 19
Become an Apollo Astronaut

recognition of the Apollo 11 anniversary, participants will conduct
lunar design challenges, train like an astronaut and use new
technologies to learn what the future of lunar exploration has in store
for humankind.
Ages 8 – 10, July 15 – 19 
Ages 11 – 13, July 8 – 12

Register Now

registration is required. The schedule is 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, and the fee is $295 per session. Sign up now for
multiple sessions and receive a discount.
The sessions are held on
site and indoors at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425
Arrowswest Drive, just off of Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado
Springs. The program does not include lunch or snacks. See registration
and scholarship information at or email
Stay up to date with all Space Foundation Discovery Center events by visiting
About the Discovery Center

only five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, the Space Foundation
Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology
attraction. Visitor hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through
For daily visit pricing and other information, go
to, or call the Space Foundation at
719.576.8000. Follow the Space Foundation Discovery Center
on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Space Foundation

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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
LinkedIn and YouTube.

SpaceRef staff editor.