Coca-Cola Space Science Center

The Coca-Cola Space Science Center’s goal is to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and educators through its exhibits, omnisphere theater, and learning center. The exhibit galleries primarily focus on NASA’s space shuttle program, with the biggest collection of artifacts from the missions in the state of Georgia. The exhibits also contain 5 flight simulators and many interactive displays. The Omnisphere Theater is the place to travel into space and explore the wonders of the universe. In the Challenger Learning Center, voyage to Mars or return to the Moon during virtual space missions that are sure to leave learners filled with wonder. 

Contact Info
Address: 701 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901. Muscogee County. Tel: 706-649-1477. Website: Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-4PM. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Indoor Entertainment - Arcades Fun Facts

Have campers take a (quick) break from the fun on the next trip to an indoor amusement center, and have them think about the design and day-to-day operations of the venue. How is it designed and laid out? What games and features (batting cages, arcade games, redemption games) go where, and why? Have them take a look around at how many people are there enjoying themselves; what is the maximum number of occupants, and why? How does the management go about heating and cooling the venue at different times of the year?

Speak to the staff about these questions; learn the "why" behind how things are arranged, and consider the role of safety. Relate this to how things are organized and what the rules are back at the camp.