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 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (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 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.
The Discovery Center features the El Pomar Space Gallery, displaying the Space Foundation's collection of space artifacts. The Discovery Center is also home to our Lockheed Martin Space Education Center and the Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®. Expansion plans for the future include a state-of-the-art interactive teaching auditorium and a Space Technology Hall of Fame®.
The Space Foundation Discovery Center's normal hours of operation are Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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
- 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!
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- Class field trips and programs, including courses using Science On a Sphere®, our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory and Mars Robotics Laboratory.
- Educator professional development programs, including pre-service teacher courses and our nationally recognized Teacher Liaison program.
- School, youth group and community programs, including Space In the Community enrichment programs, tours of the Space Foundation Discovery Center, Audience with an Astronaut presentations, career awareness and workforce development programs, tours of space exhibits and the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest.
- Downloadable lesson plans
- Online tools and programs
- The Space Report for education
- Activities for kids and families