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Columbia Memorial Space Center field trip! All ages!

Please arrive by 11:45am to check in.  We have the outdoor lunch area reserved from 11:30am-Noon.  We will not be able enter earlier or stay later in the museum after our tour.  So sorry for inconvenience.  If you still need to pay for your tickets, please arrive by 11:45am as I will not be able to purchase your ticket after that.  Thank you!

The Columbia Memorial Space Center is the only space science learning center in the Los Angeles area dedicated to hands-on robotics.  They are also dedicated to preserving the history of aerospace engineering in Downey.  During our visit, we will learn about Downey’s place in the exploration of space flight, from the Apollo capsules to the Space Shuttle Orbiters.

Columbia Memorial Space Center - 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA

Friday, April 19 Noon-2pm

All ages; note only students 7 years and older will do the robotics lab, younger children will have another activity.

$5 each (parents included); under 3 free

No POs will be accepted for this event.

The center's goal is to teach young people about careers in space exploration and aviation. They focus on engineering, technology and science. Their subjects include:

  • Human and Robot Space Exploration
  • The Principles of Flight and Aeronautics
  • Current NASA Programs and Technology
  • The Space Shuttle Columbia
  • The Aerospace History of Downey
  • Our Earth and Solar System

This is not a drop-off event.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you!

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  • Count me i.

    Great fun!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Liz S.

    It was great!

    April 20, 2013

  • Ines E.

    I enjoyed the presentation very much. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable AND child friendly. So glad we went.

    April 19, 2013

  • Sandy J.

    This was a pretty great field trip! Thank you for putting it together!

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're almost there!

    April 19, 2013

  • Sandy J.

    They are not allowing anyone into the lunch area until we are all together as a group.

    April 19, 2013

  • Carlos Alberto A.

    Hi Cindy, I know this is a little bit late but you may have some cancellations and Emiliano (6) and I would like to go too. Are there a couple of spots left?

    April 18, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Hi Carlos, yes, we have a couple of spots open. Emiliano will not be able to do the robot program, but they another activity planned for the younger students. If you still want to join us, arrive by 11:45am. It will be $10 for both of you. Thank you!

      April 18, 2013

    • Carlos Alberto A.

      Great! Thank you very much. We'll be there at the suggested time.

      April 18, 2013

  • Ines E.

    Hi Cindy,
    If you have any cancelations, Alba (almost 8) and I would love to go. No worries if it doesn't happen though. :-)

    April 18, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Hello Ines, we do have space. Please arrive by 11:45am with $10. Thank you!

      April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cindy, I've caught a cold and I'm not sure how I'll feel tomorrow. Do you have a waiting list? If so, feel free to give our two spots away, rather than us being potential no shows! I don't need a refund. Just gift the spot to someone. Thanks for organizing and sorry we can't make it.

    April 18, 2013

    • Cindy C

      I hope you feel better soon! I don't have a waiting list, but I can give your discounted rate to someone who signed up after the cut-off date. Thank you!

      April 18, 2013

  • Allison

    I see that there are 13 spots left. I would like to attend with my son, Sage (age-7). Is there still availability? thank you

    April 17, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Hi Allison, sorry about that. I was just told yesterday that we need to limit the trip to 50 students, so I thought it best to close RSVPs. We do have room for 5 more children. I will go ahead and add you and we'll see you tomorrow.

      April 18, 2013

  • Amy

    Hi Cindy, May I ask if I could use the ticket we printed at home to admit to the space center earlier than 12n since we've never been to it before? Also, being a new member, is it safe to assume that everyone meets out front at the museum? Thanks.

    April 16, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Hi Amy, I've never been to the center before, either. :-) I suspect they will want the group to enter together. I will send final details on Thursday, but I reserved the lunch area for our group from 11:30am-Noon. I will ask everyone to be there by 11:45am as I need to check in nearly 100 people. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks!

      April 16, 2013

  • Amy

    1 parent+ 6 y/o boy+ 4 y/o girl

    April 16, 2013

  • Count me i.

    I may have to cancel - let you know in a day or so

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could provide the link to pay online? Thanks :-)

    March 26, 2013

  • Ngoc Tram V.

    1 parent, 1 student, 1 child under 3

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Ngoc Tram V.

    1 parent, 1 student, 1 child under 3

    April 10, 2013

  • Alaina N.

    Cindy, I guess I have paid already for myself and Emberlynn. I don't remember if I mentioned that my 2 year old son will be with me. So three of us, but should have paid for 2.

    April 9, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Yes, you have paid for two and thanks for letting me know about your son.

      April 10, 2013

  • Liz S.

    Do I need to rsvp for the 1 year old too?

    April 8, 2013

    • Liz S.

      Ok. I changed my RSVP from +2 to +3. I had already paid for the two adults and kaitlyn. Should I pay for Henry and do the refund or not pay and leave it ?

      April 8, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Sorry, I didn't realize two adults were coming. You are fine. No, you don't need to pay for Henry. I just needed his name/age listed under the first RSVP question. Thank you!

      April 8, 2013

  • Sandy J.

    Hi Cindy, I just paid for this event. Do I need to print the confirmation or can we just show up?

    March 26, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Just show up. Thank you!

      March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey, Sandy! We're signed up for this one, too! Fun. See you there!

      1 · March 26, 2013

  • kristina

    hi there, having a blond moment lol (I am blond so I can say that) and its been a crazy day... where do I pay?? thx thx kristina

    March 26, 2013

  • kristina

    me plus 5

    March 12, 2013

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