Igniting wonder and inspiring curiosity about the world around us
Our plan is to bring high quality science programming to our community every day at the future Colorado Springs Science Center downtown. You can monitor the progress we’ve made and see key milestones ahead as we work towards the goal of building a landmark, leading-edge science and technology center. Your donation today will help bring this center to our community more quickly!
Phase I: Complete!
- 2007 Planning begins! Strategic plan and revenue projections developed
- 2009 Colorado Springs Science Center Project (CSSCP) Incorporation and non-profit status achieved
- 2012 Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) partners with CSSCP and signs a memorandum of understanding to relocate their office in the new CS Science Center building and to co-develop science education programming.
Phase II: COMPLETE!
- 2010 Colorado Springs Science Festival launched (2013 attendance 10,000+)
- 2011 Science on Tap launched (2014 average 90+ attendees per month)
- 2013 Yuri’s Night annual fundraiser begins
- 2013 CSSCP office opens downtown and CS Science Festival Director hired
- 2013 CSSCP included in City for Champions proposal for future
- 2013 Enterprise Zone Status awarded
Phase III: In Process
- 2014 Rebranding CSSCP to Colorado Springs Science Center (CS Science Center)
- 2014 55+ community volunteers active in CS Science Center's planning and development
- 2014 Feasibility study/analysis to confirm attendance and revenue projections
- 2014 Program & Exhibit planning begins
- 2014 Capital Campaign planning begins
- 2015 Development fundraising campaign begins to hire key planning staff
- 2015 Master Project Plan completed
Phase IV: Starting Soon
- 2015 Building program & Exhibit program requirement planning
- 2015 Capital Campaign (quiet phase)
- 2016 Architectural and Exhibit Concept & Schematic Design
- 2017 Capital Campaign (live phase)
- 2017 Construction documents & pre-construction costing
- 2018 Science Center construction begins
- 2018 General Staff hiring & training
- 2019 Science Center Staff filled out, fully trained
- 2019 Capital Campaign & construction complete
- 2019 The Colorado Springs Science Center opens to the public