WESTSIDE SUMMER:
Discovery Center themes at Space Foundation

       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.

A mom with her two (perhaps) future space travelers gaze at a technology display inside the Space Foundation's Discovery Center.
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       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, at the foundation's Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, off Garden of the Gods Road.
       Discovery Center days/times are Tuesday to Saturday.
       The center also includes the Northrop Grumman Science Center, the El Pomar Space Gallery and Science on a Sphere videos.
       Cost of admission is $9 for adults, with reduced prices for seniors, military, students and children.
       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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