Rocket Fever 2015 at Columbia Memorial Space Center takes place on Saturday, August 15, 2015.
LA’s first and only rocket festival returns! Whether you are new to the hobby or a veteran rocketeer, the Columbia Memorial Space Center welcomes you for a fun filled day of rocketing. Enjoy interactive exhibits, rocket flying fun and much more! Additional fees apply for rocket building classes.
- When: Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Where: Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, California 90242
- Cost: FREE (Small fee applies for separate activities. See below for details.)
Rocket launches will be held all day long on the “launch fields” at the Discovery Sports Complex. Come watch these high flyers accelerate towards the clouds! 3…2…1… Blast off!
How Can I Launch a Rocket?
Step 1: Get a rocket (in one of the following ways): Pick up a pre-assembeled rocket. Ready-made rockets will be available for guests free of charge. Visit the Information Desk upon entry to the Space Center for more information. While supplies last!
Rocket Building 101! Sign up for this class during Rocket Fever and launch your newly built rocket that same day!* Previous knowledge of rocket science not required! Rocket-building classes have set times and are on a first-come, first served basis. Class passes can be purchased for $5 at our Cashier desk. Each pass is good for 1 rocket kit and admits two (2) people. One rocket motor is included in the price.
*Note: Rockets must dry for approximately two hours before launching.
Bring your own rocket from home. Model rocket kits can be purchased at most hobby stores or online and are available for all skill levels.
Step 2: Buy a rocket motor: Individual rocket motors will be sold by the Southern California Rocketry Association (SCRA) on the day of the event only. Size A motors are $2.75 each and B motors are $3.00 each.
Step 3: Pass inspection: Pick up your “Rocket Inspection Pass” and head over to the Rocket Inspection Station along the outside of the baseball diamond. All rockets must pass inspection before flying.
ALL rockets must pass inspection before entering launch area.Launching period ends at 4:30pm. All launches are weather permitting.