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Challenger Space Center

21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382
623.322.2001
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Ranked #10 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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Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
56 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Golden, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My MIL lives right around the corner from this museum, so during a visit in June my kids and I stopped here. A small museum, it has a lot of interesting information for visitors who are able and enticed to take the tour, probably 9 and up. My children were 6 and 3, so we skipped the tour and hit... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Call before you go to see when the retired military officer gives the limited tour with a lecture usually Fri or Sat mornings. The tour is free and a must! Great photos of NASA missions, NASA mission film to watch, real astronaut space gear, a satellite model and souvenir shop. Recommended.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Unless you're a serious space-type, NASA-loving buff, this place is a waste of money ($8 for adults, $6 for kids). Many interesting-looking rooms were locked (mission control room), and there aren't many (if any) interactive activities for kids. The flight simulator might have been fun (if it didn't require a Windows password, which we didn't have of course). I guess... More

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