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Challenger Space Center

21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
+1 623-322-2001
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3, 2, 2 Takeoff

Great place to see what NASA did in promoting space travel. Pictures, exhibits and touching real... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peoria, Arizona
via mobile
Out of this world!

For a good scientific outing and family gatherings look no further than the Challenger Space... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Dominick V
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
+1 623-322-2001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to see what NASA did in promoting space travel. Pictures, exhibits and touching real meteorites are thrilling for all. The interactive exhibits are great for children and adults alike. Enjoy and become an astronaut for a day!

Thank csatths
Reviewed 14 July 2017

For a good scientific outing and family gatherings look no further than the Challenger Space Center! They are first rate, very educated staff members and it's a great time for the kids and the parents alike!

1  Thank Dominick V
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden jewel that is just waiting to be discovered by all the NASA enthusiasts. Kids of all ages would welcome the chance to visit this museum and a visit back in the Space Shuttle exportation and space history. The staff is very...More

Thank mhracin
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My wife and I and two friends from Canada stopped by the Challenger Space Center in Peoria yesterday. We joined a guided tour in progress being led by Taylor. Taylor has really done his homework! His knowledge of the history of the space program and...More

2  Thank Guy683
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My husband and I took our 9-year-old grandson here to participate in one of their space simulations entitled, "Rendevous With a Comet." It was a unique experience as we were each given a responsibility to perform during our simulation which lasted for two hours.

1  Thank Barbara U
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Karl was so knowledgeable it made the visit even more special. The exhibits are so well done and respectful of our brave astronauts.

Thank BAILEY3106
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Self guided tour was a waste of time and money. There were a couple of interesting displays, but most were boring. Other space centers that I have visited have been amazing. This one was extremely disappointing.

1  Thank Bargainhunter241
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This was an incredible event. I took with my son with me who is 24 years old for a business meeting during the week and we had some extra time so I scheduled this. While I was uncertain from the description on the website of...More

3  Thank Lbewley
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My grandsons loved it, but I found it a little boring. I have been around long enough to remember many of the space shuttles, and have seen other displays that are interesting to me, but may be a little much for children.

Thank grannytravels_9
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Ventured to the Challenger Space center on recommendations from a dear friend,& took our guests from out of town. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable & enthusiastic. We were thoroughly entertained from start to finish, so fascinating is the world we live in. Imagining these extremely...More

2  Thank Classy99
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10 November 2016|
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Response from sswathwood | Reviewed this property |
We took our 5 yr old grandchild and found it to be terrible. Mostly advance level exhibits, that require much reading. We were very disappointed. Not much was interactive and most of what they did have was either broken... More
29 May 2016|
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Response from wegetaround_42 | Reviewed this property |
Hi 336ron. We visited this place in April. Frankly, it was not a great trip. We drove from AJ and it was not worth the time or the gas. We got a free entrance ticket from the AJ library - and it was still overpriced! There... More
23 January 2015|
Response from BookLaurie | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's a walk-through museum. They'll take reservations for a group of 10 or 12, and I know some schools have field trips there, but you can show up anytime they're open and stroll through at your own pace. There's... More