Admission, Family Star Night, Space Tots Class, or Space Simulation at Challenger Space Center (Up to 41% Off)

Challenger Space Center and Museum

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In a Nutshell

A new satellite exhibit, interactive planet-catching exhibit, real space-shuttle landing-gear tire, and imagination playground blocks

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required for Space Tots Class and simulated space mission. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Five Options

  • $11 for two general-admission tickets (up to $16 value)
  • $19 for four general-admission tickets (up to $32 value)
  • $18 for four Family Star Night tickets ($28 value)
  • $13 for registration for one parent and one child for a morning Space Tots class ($20 value)
  • $15 for a two-hour simulated space mission ($22.50 value)

Family Star Nights take place on select Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees are invited to participate in hands-on activities, a simulated space launch, and an interactive presentation on planets, constellations, and sky events from a professional stargazer.

Designed for kids ages 3–6, two-hour Space Tots classes help youngsters engage with reading and science through space-themed experiments, Quirkles illustrated characters, and other kid-friendly content. The classes take place one Monday per month from 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

During a two-hour simulated space mission, participants explore recreations of a control room, a spacecraft, and a transit module. Click here for up-coming simulated space mission availability.

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.

Customer Reviews

It was educational and fun
Pamela M. · January 23, 2015
The mission is a lot of fun! It is NOT a ride, you are a member of the crew of mission control or a shuttle and have to do tasks for a safe flight. Children need to read (or have adults who read for them to do missions)
Dawn M. · January 20, 2015
A great little family adventure!
Jami A. · January 17, 2015

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