Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

701 Front Ave
Columbus, GA 31901

706-649-1477 | 706-649-1470
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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, MeadWestvaco Observatory, Omnisphere Planetarium Theater, 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

    Additional Shows $3

    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

    185, 85

    Payment Options

    American Express, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages