What You'll Get
Recorded history is full of mistakes, from Neil Armstrong's misquoted moon-landing utterance to George Washington's wooden teeth, which were actually hewn from the button eyes of his daughter's Paddington bear. Separate historical fact from fiction with today’s Groupon to the Challenger Space Center Arizona in Peoria. Choose from the following options:
- For $22, you get an individual one-year membership (a $45 value).
- For $30, you get a two-person one-year membership (a $60 value).
- For $37, you get a one-year membership for a family of four (a $75 value).
Launched in 2000, the Smithsonian-affiliated Challenger Space Center Arizona excites and educates terrestrial beings of all ages about the wondrous mysteries of space. With a one-year membership to the museum, stargazing families can eschew admission costs and antigravity swells to gain access to celestial exhibits, such as An Astronaut's Life: Items Flown in Space, which peeks inside 1966's Gemini 8, among other craft, for a look at space-traveled artifacts. A 25% membership discount on simulated space missions grants starfleet admittance to meticulously recreated mission-control rooms and space-station interiors. Teams will successfully guide a two-hour mission to Mars or chart a rendezvous with a comet, inspiring new waves of astronauts to spike their flag into the sun's milky center.
Family activities gravitate indoors, with 10% off space camps, workshops, and telescope classes for extra-terrestrial birding. All members also receive 25% off stargazing shows and 10% off souvenirs and astronaut ice cream from the Galaxy Gift Shop.
In order to receive the full benefits of this membership, Challenger Space Center Arizona and Museum highly recommends Groupon customers activate the membership immediately after purchase.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. New clients only. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate membership by 7/11/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Tax included. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Challenger Space Center
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.