Space Foundation partners with Children’s Museum

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This exhibit from NASA has already been attracting crowds of visitors to the Space Foundation’s expanded facilities.

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation will temporarily house the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum within its Discovery Center.

The space at the Discovery Center will allow the Children’s Museum to host traveling exhibits and bring “world class children’s museum experiences to Pikes Peak region families and visitors,” according to a news release issued Tuesday by both organizations.

“This brings us much closer to our goal of a permanent home – and will help propel our fundraising and awareness efforts,” saidLance James, president of the Children’s Museum Board of Directors.

This is the latest stop in a long journey for the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum, which has been without a facility for years. During that time, the museum’s board members have been working with the Junior League of Colorado Springs to form partnerships and look for temporary housing while it raises money for a permanent locale. 

“As the only science center museum in the Pikes Peak Region, the Space Foundation Discovery Center already provides a great experience for guests of all ages,” said Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham. “This partnership with the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum enables us to offer an even wider range of fun, educational programs for younger children, and provides a springboard to support the efforts of PPCM in our community.”

The Children’s Museum will launch its first exhibit at the Discovery Center Oct. 3. For more information, visit PikesPeakChildrensMuseum.org.

The Space Foundation’s Discovery Center is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive.