New themes every two weeks in Space Foundation's 'Summer of Discovery'The Space Foundation will offer a new scientific theme every two weeks during its 10-week “Summer of Discovery” between June 10 and Aug. 16.
Those themes are Oceans (June 10-14 and 17-21); Astronomy (June 24-28 and July 1-3); Mars, Rovers and Robots (July 8-12 and 15-19); Rocketry (July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2); and A Taste of Space Technology (Aug. 5-9 and 12-16). Each theme will feature a related “variety of hands-on learning, crafts and games,” a press release states.
The location is the foundation's Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, off Garden of the Gods Road. It's open Tuesday to Saturday.
Cost of admission is $9 for adults, with reduced prices for seniors, military, students and children.
The Oceans theme will include the following activities:
- Shell/fossil identification station - digging for fossils and shells.
- Ocean in a Bottle (June 18 and 19).
- Squid dissection (Friday, June 13 and 20 at 1 p.m.; Saturday, June 14 and 21 at 1 and 3 p.m.). Additional fee.
- Under the Sea Jar (June 17, 20 and 21). Additional fee.
- Costume contest (June 14).
- Underwater junk engineering (contest, June 21).
- Underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
The center also offers the Northrop Grumman Science Center, the El Pomar Space Gallery, Science on a Sphere presentations and space-related exhibits and hands-on opportunities.
The Space Foundation is a non-profit advocate for space exploration and technology, which has created the Discovery Center as an educational attraction. For more information, call 576-8000 or go to spacefoundation.org.
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