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Host your next special occasion at the Space Center! Events hosted at the Columbia Memorial Space Center have included: * Weddings * Anniversary * Retirement Parties * Baby Showers * Holiday Parties * Company Meetings * Birthdays (There are Birthday Party Packages for child’s party). Four distinctive rental spaces are offered:

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Support the Columbia Memorial Space Center and enjoy benefits all year round! As a Member of the Columbia Memorial Space Center, you become eligible for additional benefits through the ASTC Travel Passport Program! When traveling more than 90 miles away, you can receive free or discounted general admission to more than 300 participating science centers and museums across the country. Memberships at specified levels are offered: * Student * Senior (65+) * Individual, and * Family.


Contributions from our donors serve to support our mission of igniting a community of critical and creative thinkers. Your donation is a commitment to science education and literacy. The Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation.

Volunteer: Join Our Team. As the national memorial to the Space Shuttle Columbia, the Columbia Memorial Space Center is dedicated to preserving the history of Downey’s aerospace program through our interactive exhibits and programming. Today, more than 40 active volunteers help to maintain daily operation of the Space Center by leading robotics classes, guiding school tours, supporting our various STEM programs, and planning special events like Rocket Fever, Family Nights, and the City of STEM Science Festival! Each volunteer brings unique skills and talent to the Space Center. Volunteers learn while working alongside staff and other volunteers. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to work with the community and form friendships with like-minded people.

Through our field trip program, docents connect with diverse audiences while inspiring creative thinking and shaping memorable experiences focused around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)! A field trip to the Space Center offers guests a positive learning experience with hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. During a two-hour guided tour, docents encourage informative discussions while interpreting exhibits, lead a session in our Robotics Lab, and engage groups in a focused activity. Docents work side by side with Space Center staff where they learn to develop strategies for communicating STEM subjects to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. If you love learning, have an expressive voice, and love sharing what you know with others, this may be the volunteer program for you!

STEM Internship: College students are invited to apply for our new STEM Intern position! STEM Internships are offered every Spring and Fall semester (16 weeks).

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12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242, USA

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