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Address: Kenai, AK
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Alaska's only space science center for children.

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Great the first time; then tires out

This is a great place in Alaska to experience the American space program. They have programs for kids of varying ages. I've taken classrooms of students there and I've been... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 9, 2014
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Soldotna, Alaska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a learning center for children. Not much to really walk in and see. It can host events but not just a walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

The Challenger Learning Center in Kenai looks small from the outside, but is big on fun and learning on the inside. We just attended a free family night in honor of the 30 year anniversary of the Challenger crew. My two boys loved every second of their time. Having been here before, it is important to note that the center... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great place in Alaska to experience the American space program. They have programs for kids of varying ages. I've taken classrooms of students there and I've been there several times with a group of adults. I participated in space flight simulations. The first time it truly was fun and educational. Sadly each visit back it became more... More 

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Fort Yukon, Alaska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We took a group to a two-hour lesson on flight. It basically consisted of having the students make paper planes and throw them around both inside and outside. I can do this for much less $ and much more creativity. I was disappointed! I timed our Instructor for 2 minutes and she said "Okay" more than 80 times...

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Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Nice facility for a conference with an interesting layout. I can't think of anything I didn't like about the facility.

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Kenai, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

I was given a full tour of the facility and while students were there at the time, I was able tosee exactly what you could do. I was utterly amazed that this was available to our youth's of today. It was a wonderful experience and learning process. I have also attended meetings and dinner banquets at the Challenger Center and... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Held 2 town hall meetings here for our project. Everyone was great to work with when it came to setting up the room. I highly recommend it.

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