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Challenger Space Center

21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382
623.322.2001
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Peoria
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: The Challenger Space Center provides an exciting space-based learning environment where schoolchildren, families, senior citizens, corporate teams and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Our tai chi group went. It is right in my area but I had never been before, being that I am not especially interested in space. However, I did enjoy it. Our guide was especially knowledgeable. It would be extremely worthwhile for kids.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Although the center was established for supplement school experience, it still offers much for the interested person. We spent about an hour and forty minutes viewing the exhibits. Everything, the architecture, exterior displays, hallways and general design of center relates to NASA and the space program. From the story of Ham to the last flight, you can learn many things.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hubby and I went on a weekday, both of us being fans of all things NASA. We chose a guided tour, which proved to be a good idea. He was very knowledgable, and took special efforts to find the answer to one of my questions. There are some amazing displays, some hands-on exhibits, and a lot of printed and graphic... More

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Vero Beach,Florida
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Friendly staff. Very educational for ages,even us adults. Highly recommend.My Grandson age 7 and Granddaughter age 15 enjoyed all the things to do. There are hands on things to do. Their favorite was the Planet room where you try and capture the Planets ,tells which planets they are.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Challenger Space Center is a magical place to visit. The outside of the grounds is very unique with a rounded building structure, and interesting rockets to entice you to see the sights inside. Once inside, there is an elevator that takes you to the different floors with a variety of experiments for young people. There are photographs and artifacts... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our Woodmen of the World lodge visited the Challenger Space Center in April 2014. Although we are all middle age adults, there was so much to see and do that we felt like kids in a candy factory! We had a guide who was very knowledgeable about the the many exhibits. He allowed plenty of time to explore each one... More

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Duluth Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Because this museum is comprised mostly of pictures, you will miss the significance of the exhibits without a guide. A low cost attraction that was interesting but not a must see. However, check out the event schedule as speakers and special educational events are will worth the time.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

If you have some free time, this is an interesting, educational trip back in time, starting with our early space missions. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. This is a great venue for children and young adults to learn something about our early space exploration.

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Los Angeles, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
60 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I visited the Challenger Space Center with my family in July 2013. We all like the center, but wish there was more hand on activities for the children. It cost $25 for two adults and two children, which I thought was reasonable. Parking is free. The center is a 3 story building, and each floor is filled with lots of... More

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Sedona
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The facility is well laid out and offers a chance to see and experience the types of equipment that was used in space.

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