Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis

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In a Nutshell

Thirty apprentice astronauts navigate craft, collect data with real robotic arms, and build probes to launch at two-hour simulated mission

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Promotional value expires Jun 5, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Sessions must be used by the same person. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Conquer intergalactic feats with this Groupon.

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  • $15 for a two-hour simulated space mission for two (a $30 value)
  • $29 for a two-hour simulated space mission for four (a $60 value)

After a brief training session, a group of 30 amateur astronauts boards the spacecraft for two hours of simulated navigation, data-gathering using real robotic arms, and the building and launching of a probe. Mission simulations are recommended for guests aged 11 and older, except for the Junior Astronauts program, which is recommended for guests aged 6 and older. See available missions.

Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis

The astronauts deftly dodge the oncoming trickle of rocks and debris from the meteor shower, and as the rubble clears they see the Moon up ahead. It is at this site that they’ll soon establish the first permanent human base. Though it sounds like science fiction, novice astronauts attempt this feat daily at Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis. Part of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education—a nonprofit founded by the families of the astronauts who were lost in the 1986 Challenger space-shuttle mission—the center educates and inspires visitors through simulated space missions and other science education programs. Whether navigating a spacecraft or assisting astronauts in Mission Control modeled after NASA’s Johnson Space Center, student, community, and corporate groups must maintain a cooperative spirit while completing their mission.

Customer Reviews

Had a fabulous time at the Challenger Learning Center! Great staff and wonderful hands-on experience for our Girl Scouts AND moms!! Would highly recommend.
Michele H. · August 26, 2013
I took 4 boys ranging in age from 10 to 16. They all had a very enjoyable interactive and hands-one experience. One of the best learning experiences ever!
Sandra M. · August 26, 2013
Loved it! Awesome place! Will definitely be going back!
Jill S. · July 28, 2013

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