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30th Space Symposium
May 19-22, 2014 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Education Overview

The Space Foundation is developing the next generation of space professionals - and building the overall technological strength of the nation - through a wide variety of programs that stimulate students' interest and skills in space-baded science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S-STEM).

Space Foundation Discovery Center

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction. It is an interactive, museum-quality destination that advances space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S-STEM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.

The Space Foundation Discovery Center's normal hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. However, please note these exceptions leading up to, during and following the 30th Space Symposium and in observance of the Memorial Day holiday:

  • Saturday, May 17 OPEN: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 18 CLOSED
  • Monday, May 19 CLOSED
  • Tuesday, May 20 - Friday, May 23 OPEN: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 24 - Wednesday, May 28 CLOSED -- reopening Thursday, May 29

Click here for a complete Calendar of Events.

When you visit the Space Foundation Discovery Center, be sure to stop in the new Discovery Center Store, where we have space-related gift and souvenir items for sale including:

  • Astronaut Ice Cream
  • Space Gifts
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • T-shirts
  • Art Prints
  • Science Kits
  • and more!

Discovery Center Store proceeds support the Space Foundation's space awareness and education programs. Get a Discovery Passport and enjoy 10% off all purchases in the Discovery Center Store, as well as many other valuable member-only benefits!

Click here for complete details including admission prices.




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Education OverviewPlus, find out about partnerships, sponsors, donation and volunteer opportunities, media coverage, upcoming events and the Space Foundation team of professional educators.