8717 Wolf Valley Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80924

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MT

Saturday - by appointment

Sunday - closed

Full-Day Program Options

Full-Day Programs

Middle school groups as large as 64 students (two classes) may now enjoy a full day of immersive STEM programming featuring three exciting programs:

Half-Day Part I

 Simulated Space Mission (choose from the options here)

Half-Day Part II

Explorer Lab Activity (choose from the four options below)
Interactive Planetarium Sessions (choose from the five options below)

Explorer Lab Activities

Marsbound (grades 6-12) In this engaging NASA-developed design challenge, student engineering teams work to balance financial, launch vehicle, mass and power constraints while planning a mission to the Red Planet.  The greatest scientific gains and most efficient use of funds will identify which team is declared NASA's top mission planners!  Marsbound naturally draws on student collaboration and communication, making this an excellent activity for secondary students.

Sphero Robotics (grades 5-12) Students experience a crash course in programming with these interactive, eye-catching, and programmable robots. Utilizing an endless array of coding capabilities, teams will work together to complete an epic and educational programming challenge they won’t soon forget. No prior programming experience required.

Wonder Workshop Robotics (grades 5-12) Wonder Workshop Robots encourage tomorrow's out-of-the-box innovators! Students will test their engineering, problem-solving and computations-thinking skills during this drag and drop programming sessions - using Dash and Cue robots- to solving a series of problems leading up to one, monumental challenge!  No prior programming experience required.

Breakout Boxes (grades 6-12) Do your students have what it takes to solve a space-themed mystery and escape the room? Using critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication, along with an amped-up version of Breakout Boxes, students learn aerospace content, practice collaboration and problem-solving skills and challenge their teamwork in this timed and entertaining session.

Interactive Mikkelson Planetarium Sessions

Students interact with trained facilitators who deliver sessions to meet content and create a custom experience for all in our stunning 40-seat Mikkelson Planetarium. Teachers reserving full-day sessions should choose one of the following options.

Journey to Mars (grades 6-8) By following the journey of NASA’s Perseverance Rover from Earth to Mars, students learn how to spot planets in the night sky, why the Red Planet is a prime target for human exploration, as well as the challenges and wonder of reaching out to explore our solar system neighbors. Students also get close-up views of some of Mars’s most fascinating features, as well as its similarities and differences compared to Earth.

Galaxies in Motion (grades 6-8) Beginning with a view of the sky from our corner of the Milky Way, students explore a variety of galaxies, as well as their components and structure. Students journey beyond the edges of our galaxy, glimpse the staggering number and variety of galaxies in our universe, and peer into the future as our galaxy interacts with its neighbors. 

Moon Magic (grades 5-8) The moon is the brightest object in the night sky, but its appearance and position is always changing. Through views from both Earth and space, students learn the secrets to the moons’ phases and movements. Then students visit the moon itself, viewing the historic sites of the Apollo lunar landings and seeing what’s ahead for the future of human exploration of the moon through NASA’s Artemis program.

Solar System Tour (grades 5-8) Beginning with an introduction to the night sky above us, including visible planets and constellations that can be seen throughout the solar system, students explore the eight planets, as well as a number of moons and dwarf planets. This program helps students deepen their understanding of the structure, diversity, and wonder of our corner of the Milky Way.

Planetarium Sessions and the CDE Earth Space Science Science Standards​​

  • Wells Fargo
  • Academy School District 20
  • Daniels Fund
  • Bruni Foundation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • King Soopers
  • Moniker Foundation
  • Parsons
  • Norwood
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Pikes Peak Community Foundation
  • Edson Foundation
  • Nunn Construction
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Space Station Explorers
  • USAA
  • Lost Friend Brewing
  • Mikkelson
  • NDIA
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • T.Rowe Price