Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

701 Front Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901

706-649-1477 | 706-649-1470
  • Interaction

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  • Field Trip

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  • Humanoid Robot named RED

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  • Outside Exploration

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  • Consoles from the Firing Room at NASA's Kennedy Space Science

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  • Space Shuttle Odyssey Theater

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  • Space Shuttle Main Engine Nozzle - Flown in space 9 times!

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  • Space Shuttle Odyssey Theater

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  • Research Grade Telescope for Day and Night Observing

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  • Omnisphere Theater Planetarium

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Owned and operated by Columbus State University, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center innovatively combines education and entertainment to promote science exploration and discovery throughout Columbus and the Southeast. Along with a host of interactive gallery exhibits, the center is home to the Challenger Learning Center mission simulator, WestRock Observatory, Omnisphere Planetarium Theater, Space Shuttle Odyssey launch simulator, and also serves as the teaching and research site for all Columbus State astronomy courses.

The Coca-Cola Space Science Center proudly houses Georgia's most extensive Space Shuttle artifact collection. This NASA artifact collection is valued at nearly $20 million and includes a nine-time space-flown Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Nozzle, BioMed and Operations Management Consoles from Kennedy Space Center's Firing Room 3, Space Shuttle Escape Basket, General Onboard Computer, Front Shuttle Tire and more.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adult $6

    Challenger Mission (cost covers up to 32 participants) $450.00

    Children (4-12) $4

    CSU ID Card Holders $3

    Military/Seniors $5

    Discounts

    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available

    Group Reservations Required

    Group-friendly

    Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

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    Payment Options

    American Express

    Mastercard

    Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages