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Challenger Space Center

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Challenger Space Center


Title: Challenger Space Center
Date: Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Price: Adults $8
Seniors (55+ yrs) $7
Military (with ID) $7
Children (3-12 yrs) $6
Ages 2 & Under Free
Challenger Members Free
Highlights: A wind tunnel & flight simulations provide an out-of-this-world experience at this science
Challenger Space Center Arizona is a public museum located in the beautiful city of Peoria,
Arizona. Open year-round Monday - Saturday) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., our space-science
Center features two levels of exhibits and memorabilia, a roof top, and a lower level filled with
HUGE building blocks.
Description: Space exhibits include satellite exhibits, a life-sized Iridium satellite model, a
ten-foot Shuttle Atlantis display courtesy of Honeywell, a real landing gear tire from Space
Shuttle Discovery STS-121, and gravity game. The center features autographed memorabilia
and mission patches from past Space Missions. Our Galaxy Gift Shop offers hundreds of
educational space and science items, including books, toys, puzzles, gadgets and games.
Kids of all ages enjoy catching a virtual planet in My Solar System with motion detection
technology. Catch a planet and learn an interesting tidbit about that planet. This exhibit is
courtesy of a grant from the Tohono O'odham Nation.
The Challenger Space Center provides an exciting space-based learning environment where
schoolchildren, families, senior citizens, corporate teams and others fly simulated space flight
missions where they become flight crews, mission controllers and scientists.
Flight missions, led by Challenger Flight Directors, seamlessly integrate the concepts of
teamwork, communications and leadership, along with math, science and technology skills, to
help participants work together to overcome obstacles and emergencies and complete a
successful mission.
In 1996, the late U.S. Congressman Bob Stump approached the Peoria Unified School District
(PUSD) and asked the district to provide the leadership to build a world-class space science
education complex to serve students from around the state. District officials and the PUSD
Governing Board enthusiastically accepted this exciting and unique challenge: to host the first
stand-alone Challenger Center in Arizona and the Southwest.
Just as it is often said that it takes a village to raise a child, it has taken an entire community to
build this one-of-a-kind facility. With an incredible outpouring of community support, from the
students who helped design the Center, to major corporations and local businesses, to the many
members of the construction community who have come together to build the $7.3 million facility
for $3.5 million, the Challenger Space Center is an outstanding example of a public/private

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Come visit us! 21170 N 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ - 85382,US

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