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Welcome Center

If you’re in Colorado Springs, we’d be delighted to have you visit our Welcome Center, located directly off the interstate! We’ve welcomed more than five million guests through our doors since opening the Welcome Center in 1994.

Guests can become better acquainted with Focus on the Family through a self-guided walking tour, as well as have fun with their children in the Kids’ Korner play area and Whit’s End Soda Shoppe.

Attractions

A 10-minute film that offers a glimpse into the heart behind Focus on the Family​

A kids’ play area with a three-story slide​

Whit’s End Soda Shoppe

Birthday party rooms

G. Harvey Art Gallery

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Solid Grounds coffee area

The Discovery Emporium, complete with a puppet stage and reading area​

KYDS’ Radio Studio​

Two free birthday party rooms (J&J Antiques and the Odyssey Fire Station – call for reservations (719) 531 – 3400

Narnia Adventure Room​

Guided tours of the ministry that take place Monday through Friday (call ahead to confirm tour times)​

For the safety of all children, we ask that an adult stay with children under the age of 16 and that there be one adult for every five children in your group.

Kid's Korner

Downstairs in the Welcome Center, young visitors will love Kids’ Korner, including A-Bend-A-Go, a three-story corkscrew slide that’s 76-feet long. Riders must be at least 43 ½ inches tall and no taller than 5’9″.

Whit's End Soda Shoppe

You’ll also get a chance to visit Whit’s End, a turn-of-the-century soda shoppe straight from the popular Adventures in Odyssey audio series.

KYDS Radio

Your child can record his or her voice on an actual Adventures in Odyssey episode written just for KYDS Radio. The complimentary CD or MP3 is sure to become a family keepsake. Space is limited, and reservations are taken onsite on a first-come, first-served basis.

Camp What-A-Nut

Toddlers (ages 0-4) can play safely in this room we designed especially for them.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center and Bookstore are closed once a month for a staff chapel service. Chapel dates and times vary, so please check for operating hours before your visit by calling (719) 531-3400. Operating hours are also subject to change for building maintenance or other issues.

Memorial Day – Labor Day
Monday – Friday
Saturday
  • Welcome Center 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Soda Shoppe 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Play Area 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • A-Bend-A-Go Slide* 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • KYDS Radio First-come, First-served

    KYDS Radio sessions can only be reserved in person on the day of the recording.
    They are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Call ahead for more information.

* Subject to weather conditions

Day After Labor Day – Day Before Memorial Day
Monday – Friday
Saturday
  • Welcome Center 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Soda Shoppe 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Play Area 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • A-Bend-A-Go Slide* 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • KYDS Radio First-come, First-served

    KYDS Radio sessions can only be reserved in person on the day of the recording.
    They are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Call ahead for more information.

* Subject to weather conditions

2019

January

  • New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan 1 – CLOSED
  • Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan 21 – CLOSED
  • Wednesday, January 30, open at 12:30pm

February

  • SHUTDOWN WEEK Monday, Feb 4 – Friday Feb 8 – CLOSED
  • Thursday, Feb 21, closed 12:30-3:00pm

March

  • Friday, Mar 15, open at 12:30pm

April

  • Thursday, April 18, open at 12:30pm
  • Good Friday, Friday, April 19 – CLOSED

May

  • Thursday, May 15, open at 12:30pm
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 – CLOSED

June

  • Thursday, June 20, closed 12:30-3:00pm

July

  • Independence Day, Thursday, July 4 – CLOSED
  • Friday, July 26, open at 12:30pm

August

  • Thursday, August 15, open at 12:30pm

September

  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept 2 – CLOSED
  • Tuesday, September 10, closed 1:00-3:30pm
  • September 16-18 – CLOSED

October

  • Friday, Oct 11, open at 12:30pm

November

  • Friday, Nov 22 open at 3:00pm
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday-Friday, Nov 28-29 – CLOSED

December

  • Friday, Dec 13, open at 12:30pm
  • Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec 24 – CLOSED
  • Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec 25 – CLOSED

2020

  • New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan 1 – CLOSED

Bookstore

We strive to provide a welcoming, comfortable, family-friendly environment for your shopping experience. We offer resources that grow your relationship with Christ, build a healthy marriage and help your family thrive.

Please check back later for future coupons!

Mon.– Fri.: 9:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Sat.: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (719) 531-3464
E-mail: [email protected]

Address:
8685 Explorer Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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Directions to Focus on the Family

From I-25 in Colorado Springs, take the Briargate Exit (Exit 151) and merge onto Briargate Parkway.

From the first intersection at Voyager Parkway/CO-83, continue east on Briargate Parkway for 0.3 miles, and then turn right onto Explorer Drive.

Proceed 0.2 miles on Explorer Drive, and turn left onto the Focus on the Family campus, located at 8605 Explorer Drive.

8685 Explorer Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
8655 Explorer Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
If you would like to attend a taping for the Focus on the Family broadcast in the Administration Building, please note the following information:

• Seating is reserved. Please call (719) 531-3400 and ask for extension 1907 to reserve a seat.

• Children under the age of 10 are restricted from attending broadcast tapings. Additionally, there are occasions when the subject matter is not appropriate for anyone under the age of 18. If this is the case, the information will be available when you make your reservation to attend a taping.

• Please call a day or two before your planned visit to learn of any schedule changes.

• If you are not able to attend, please call the above number to let us know. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.