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Challenger Space Center

21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382
623.322.2001
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Ranked #9 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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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
59 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Maricopa, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

There was a lot of information that was good but not much else. A reservation is needed now to take the simulated rocket ride.

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Glendale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Been here a few times with the kids - LOVED IT. They had soooo much fun. Great for birthday parties - so call ahead and find discount coupons!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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138 reviews 138 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My wife & I took our son & granddaughter to see the center on Feb 11th. Not knowing what to expect we were given an excellent tour of the facility & its displays. We opted for general admission due to our granddaughter being 4. This facility is geared, in my opinion, for adults and children in the 3rd grad &... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

With a grandparents' Day discount, it was a chance to take the family to this unique small museum. Found few displays, plenty of good space art & photographs including fine Robert McCall murals. A knowledgeable teen ager gave a lively presentation on electricity. Our antsy 5 & 6 year olds didn't find much to do, so we skipped the tour.... More

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