Community Access Program

Community Access Program

Space Foundation Discovery Center wants to make space and STEAM open to the WHOLE community. If the price of an admission or a membership is a burden, you have options.

Community Access Passport:

Space Foundation Discovery Center offers the Community Access Passport to qualifying families in the State of Colorado. This reduced-cost $20 yearly membership pass includes unlimited admission for up to 2 adults and up to 6 children in the same household. See our FAQs below for full details.

For more information and for the application, click on the following link: 

Museums for All – A SNAP/EBT Daily Admission Rate:

Space Foundation Discovery Center participates in the Museums for All Program with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This program aims to ensure that every family and child has access to a high quality museum experience. We offer a $3.00 rate for anyone participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID.

This $3.00 rate is good for up to four people per valid EBT card.

EBT cards from all 50 States and the District of Columbia are accepted. EBT cards cannot be used to pay for museum services or products. This rate is only for standard museum entry and is not applicable to special events or upcharge experiences.


FAQs – Community Access Passport

What is needed to apply for a Community Access Pass?

A completed application and a copy of one of the following requirements with current dates. Do not send originals, they will not be returned. Please note that we cannot make copies.

- Section 8/Public Housing vouchers, Low Income Energy Assistance
- Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), Medicaid, Health First Colorado
- Free and Reduced School Lunch, Head Start enrollment
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Prgm. (SNAP), WIC vouchers
- Foster Home Certification


How do I turn in my application materials?

By mail:
Space Foundation Discovery Center
c/o Community Access Passport
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

By email:

Send to [email protected]

Or you may deliver in person to anyone working at the Discovery Center Admissions Desk.

How long will it take to process my application? How will I know when my application is approved?
Please allow 2-3 weeks for application processing. If your pass is approved, you will receive confirmation of your account status via email (be sure to check your spam folders). Once approved, you will have 90 days to visit the Discovery Center and pay the $20 fee to activate your year-long Community Access Passport. If you do not pay the $20 fee within the 90-day window after your application is approved, your approval will expire and you will need to submit a new application.

How long will my Passport last?
The Community Access Passport allows for a full year of access to the Discovery Center. Your Passport will be activated once you visit the Discovery Center and pay your $20 fee.

When will I receive my Passport?
Your welcome packet, including your Passport cards, will be mailed to your address within 1-2 weeks. Your Passport is active immediately, however, and you may use your membership prior to receiving your cards by checking-in at the Admissions Desk and providing a photo ID to look up your membership.

What benefits do I get with the Community Access Passport? Do I get ASTC reciprocal benefits?
The Community Access Passport has all the same benefits of our other Passport levels, such as standard museum event access, a 10% discount on your qualifying purchases in the SFDC Store, and ASTC reciprocal benefits. Please visit for details on the ASTC Reciprocal Membership Program.