Summer of Discovery

Summer of Discovery: Space Gardening!

This summer we will be exploring what it takes to grow food in space.

Dates:
June 3 through August 12

Event Admission:

Premiere Sponsor:
Raytheon

Join the Discovery Center as we launch our 2017 Summer of Discovery. This year we will be exploring what it takes to grow food in space. You can also help us vote on what you want us to grow over the summer. We will be having a lot of fun with more special activities and the opening of our hands-on summer exhibit Roll, Drop, Bounce. You won’t want to miss this Summer of Discovery. Don’t forget to pick up your Summer of Activity passport. Every time you visit you’ll get it marked off. At the end of the summer turn in your passport for an opportunity to win exciting prizes at the Discovery Center.

Activities include:

  • Crafts and Games
  • New Hands-on Roll, Drop, Bounce Exhibit
  • Special Science On a Sphere® Presentations
  • Vote on What We Grow
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Jun 2017
Join the Discovery Center as we launch our 2017 Summer of Discovery. This year we will be exploring what it takes to grow food in space. You can also help us vote on what you want us to grow over the summer. We will be having a lot of… [more]
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Jun 2017
What is hydroponics? Learn about this futuristic way to grow food in space and on Earth. Our special guest will explain how hydroponics is making life on Earth better, and share how you can get started. Learn how we move water and how… [more]
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Jun 2017
Why is fresh food important to astronauts? Why is it important to us? Local nutritionists will be sharing their tips and fun activities about good, fresh food, and how it makes us stronger. In addition to a good diet, our bodies need… [more]
23
Jun 2017
Come build with us! Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We’re ready to build our hydroponics system. Stop in to lend a hand as we build, fasten and test our systems to make sure they are working. Learn how you… [more]
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Jun 2017
With our hydroponics system ready and your votes in, it’s time to get planting. Join us in our hydroponics lab as we plant our crops. Once things are planted, you’ll be able to check in on the growing anytime via our online camera, or stop… [more]
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Jul 2017
Try out some of the food that astronauts eat in outer space and even make some to taste. Activities include: Special presentation by Carmel Johnson, Commander of Mars HI-SEAS Mission Astronaut food taste test Cooking with liquid… [more]
15
Jul 2017
Meet local hydroponics companies and learn about systems for growing food using hydroponics.   Activities include: Hydroponics system demos Drawing to win a mini hydroponic system Special presentation by Galactic Farms Pikes Peak… [more]
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Jul 2017
Learn about the rocks of the red planet and why we think we can grow food on Mars.         Activities include: Rock sorting mineral identification Cookie mining Explore Mars on our classroom-size Mars map  Pikes Peak Library District… [more]
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Jul 2017
Clean water is essential to life on Earth and Mars. Learn ways you can help keep water clean on our planet and explore how you can conserve water on Earth and Mars. Activities include: Build your own water filter Learn about xeriscaping… [more]
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Aug 2017
It’s time to pick our vegetables and see what we were able to grow in space. Join us for a fun-filled celebration to end our Summer of Discovery. Activities include: Special memento for all Space Gardening participants Vegetable taste… [more]
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