Offering a family-friendly alternative to more traditional holiday events, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is throwing a Holiday Space Bash to send out 2019 with a big bang. This bundle of holiday-themed activities opens at 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 21, providing an out-of-this-world event perfectly timed for families to enjoy with their children on break from school.


Count down to St. Nick’s arrival with NORAD Tracks Santa, who will be in the Discovery Center from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., using space technology to track Santa’s progress as he gears up to deliver gifts around the globe.


Admission also includes these activities throughout the day:

  • 3D printing workshop: Make a holiday decoration (10:30 a.m. to noon)
  • Ugly holiday/geeky science sweater social media contest
  • Science On a Sphere® presentation: Reviewing the Year in Space
  • Hands-on activities and exhibits for the entire family
  • Virtual Reality Laboratory: Experience VR
  • Mars Robotics Laboratory: Rover races


The Discovery Center Store will also be open so last-minute shoppers can pick up unique gifts and stocking stuffers.


Following this event, the Discovery Center will be closed for the remainder of the year, reopening on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Stay up to date with Space Foundation Discovery Center events by visiting


About Visiting the Discovery Center
Located 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 Saturday.


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
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a 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, as well as field representatives in Houston and on the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both websites — and — and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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Space Foundation Contact:   

Colleen Kiernan, Manager  Social Media & Public Relations