We visited the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs and it was amazing. Remember our Bucket List? I know. Six months in to this duty station and we’ve barely made a dent. Of course, we did have a baby and it was the holidays but this past weekend, we decided to do something fun. Since we haven’t quite learned how to “winter,” we decided to knock off museums. Our first stop was the Space Museum. The kids have been watching to some show on Netflix that teaches them about the planets and are all about space lately so this was a great fit. While this is no Smithsonian, it was still a fun place. And with the military discounts, it was only $17!
There are several things donated from the Kennedy Space Center which was pretty cool. There also was a display of the John Swigert, Jr. Award – you know they guy who said “Houston, we have a problem.” That was fascinating to me. Seeing a picture of the man who said it. There are also several hands on things for the kids to do, which I always appreciate because kids love to touch things.
There’s also a huge kids area full of construction activities. To say the kids like it was an understatement, it was totally a hit. I loved how each activity had some awesome science behind it. Hubs really liked it because he loves explaining science to the kiddos. We actually hit up this area twice. Maybe three times, I don’t remember. The museum isn’t very big so we went to this area a bunch.
There was also this cool Mars display. The kiddos got to program a Mars rover and then let it roll around. I was fascinated. The setup was from SpaceX and so I imagine it was a watered down version of the actual thing. After they completed their mission, the guy in charge of the room let the kids put on helmets and do a Mars walk. It was so cute. They all wanted to know when they could go to Mars. 😛
Overall, it’s a neat place and since it was so affordable and fun, we will totally be going back.