2018 El Paso Space Festival

Introducing El Paso’s First Space Festival!

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 – out of this world educational Earth and space experiences. 


Insights has teamed up with the El Paso Elks Lodge #187 , Boy Scout Troop 187, and multiple other local organizations to launch El Paso’s first ever space festival. The El Paso Space Festival is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science.   Explore Earth and space phenomena and learn about current NASA Research as you and your family launch stomp rockets, explore how water moves in a watershed, make and investigate moon craters, and much more!


Hands-on Activities, Bouncy House & Slide, Great Prizes, Lunch, Astronaut Danny Olivas, Star Party 



Astronaut Danny Olivas open the EP Space Festival

Have you ever wondered how astronauts brush their teeth in space or what it feels like to sleep in zero gravity?  El Paso’s own Astronaut Danny Olivas will be joining us Saturday morning to answer audience questions about space exploration and kick off El Paso’s first space festival!



Meet the Space Organizations of the Border Region

Did you know we’re launching rockets to space right in our own back yard?  The space sector in the Border Region is thriving!  The EP Space Festival will feature booths with information and more hands-on activities from multiple local space organizations like:


Awesome Space Prizes

Families that complete a ‘Space Passport’ by visiting multiple booths will have a chance to win one of 35 signed hardcover copies of  Danny Olivas’ book ‘Endeavour’s Long Journey’ and other prizes courtesy of the Benjamin Law Firm.


When:  September 29th 10 am – 2 pm

Where:  El Paso Elks Lodge 187

2278, Suites C-E, Trawood Dr, El Paso, TX 79935


Online Early Bird Tickets : $3 (includes lunch:  hotdog, chips, and a drink)

Tickets at the Door:  $5 (includes lunch:  hotdog, chips, and a drink)

*** Ah! All  400 Tickets for the EP Space Festival have been sold.  Please join us at 6 pm for more space activities and our star party at 8 pm at Ascarate Lake.  Join the wait list to be notified if more tickets become available later in the day.***


Thank you for your interest in the EP Space Festival.  We apologize for the lack of tickets; this event grew far faster than we ever imagined.  Thanks you your enthusiasm for the EP Space Festival, we will throw a bigger, better festival in 2019!  Join our newsletter to learn more about the 2019 EP Space Festival and more STEAM events from Insights.


How do I get free tickets?

Want to get a free ticket to the El Paso Space Festival?  No problem!

  1. Visit our Eventbrite  ticket page
  2. Select a ‘Toiletry Donation Ticket’
  3. Bring a donation of toiletries to the Space Festival

Your generous donation of toiletries will be delivered to those in need immediately after the Space Festival.  Learn more about the Lodge TTP Toiletry Drive:



Don’t Miss the EP Space Festival Evening Star Party

Join us Saturday evening at Ascarate Lake for more Earth and space educational activities and an evening starviewing party hosted by the Sun City Astronomers.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Insights hosts more Earth & space activities at the Family Fun Fair for the Candlelighters Walk for Hope at Ascarate Lake

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm –  Star viewing and edible solar system crafts with Insights and the Sun City Astronomers.



Did you love our one-day space festival?  With your support we grow our small space festival into a city-wide annual celebration of space education for El Paso.

Want to see a HUGE city-wide space festival? Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the second annual 2019 Las Cruces Space Festival which will be held April 11th – 14th 2019 in Las Cruces, NM.

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