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 special activities and our hands-on summer exhibit Roll, Drop, Bounce. You won’t want to miss this Summer of Discovery.

Activities include:

  • Crafts and Games
  • New Hands-on Roll, Drop, Bounce Exhibit
  • Special Science On a Sphere® Presentations
30
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]
8
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
Learn about different systems for growing food using hydroponics. Activities include: Hydroponics system demos Drawing to win a mini hydroponic system Pikes Peak Library District Summer Adventure Fun - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
22
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]
29
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]
5
Aug 2017
Celebrate Curiosity’s landing on Mars and learn about its mission. Activities include: Make an edible rover Curiosity Challenge: Can you do what Curiosity does? Martian rover races Martian selfie contest Sign a giant birthday card… [more]
12
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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