Challenger Space Center and Museum

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21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382 21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed All Hours
+16233222001
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When life affords you a little free time, check out the cultural artifacts at Peoria's Challenger Space Center, AZ. Don't spend your weekend doing the same old thing! Check out this museum and be blown away by its beauty.

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Report | 18 hours ago
I wasn't very knowledge about NASA etc. etc. so I thoroughly enjoyed the educational learnings about everything that this center provides. I highly suggest the tour your first time. We had Steve and he was excellent!
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Report | 2 days ago
Only some exhibition stuffs to see but not much things to interact with kids. Honestly it was the worst museum I've ever visited.
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Report | 4 days ago
When we went, catching the star room was closed because a group was using it for a meeting. It was what I looked the most forward to seeing.
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Report | 5 days ago
Educational for older kids. Not a good choice for kids under the age of 12. Definitely needs updating and something to make it hands on or somehow engaging. It was very boring for kids and chaperones . We were disappointed.
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Report | 6 days ago
It was not as extensive as we thought it would be
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Report | 9 days ago
Simple and fun :)
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Report | 9 days ago
The museum is good for older kids, probably 7 and older. It is small, but there are some interesting interactive activities there.
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Report | 9 days ago
A good combination of things for kids to see and do plus interesting exhibits for adults. We watched a very interesting talk on electro-magnetic waves.
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Report | 10 days ago
VERY boring for young kids. We took a 4 year old and a 6 year old - both boys who love the topic of space. We had a guided tour and would have done much better reading the walls on our own. The play area was just OK, but was hot inside. Maybe this is more interesting for older kids who do a camp and have some fun activities, but our experience is one we will not repeat anytime soon.
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Report | 11 days ago
Complete waste of money. Have to have a tour guide to be able to do anything. There were only 2 tours the whole day we went. When we tried to join a tour, they would not let us in the room. When we asked guide about joining she suggested waiting for afternoon tour but didn't know if or when that was. Everything seemed broken, run down, not kid friendly or user friendly. Waste of time and money and very disappointed.
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Challenger Space Center is on a mission: to excite and educate its visitors about science and the vast wonders of outer space. That excitement starts as soon as guests walk onto the entrance's elevated gantry bridge to see a four-story, space-themed mural painted by Robert McCall. Then it's on to the museum, where the center's affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution enables it to offer top-notch exhibits, which range from a model of an Iridium satellite to three separate meteorite exhibits. Regular Family Star Nights encourage families to bond over stargazing presentations, a simulated shuttle launch, and other activities.

To immerse themselves in the space experience, groups can also sign up for two-hour simulated space missions that unfold in three spaces: a mission control room designed after the Johnson Space Center; the Spacecraft, which simulates a room onboard the International Space Station; and the Earth Space Transit Module, which helps crew members dock there.

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