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Address: 21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
Phone Number: +1 623-322-2001
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The Challenger Space Center provides an exciting space-based learning...

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.

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I wish more people would visit because then there would be more resources for upkeep. It's an interesting, if dated, exhibit. Certainly a worth-wile trip for kids, as it will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Peoria, Arizona
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Peoria, Arizona
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish more people would visit because then there would be more resources for upkeep. It's an interesting, if dated, exhibit. Certainly a worth-wile trip for kids, as it will give great insight into our (defunked) space program.

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Bradford, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at the Challenger Space Center for their STEAM Fashion Show Fundraiser on 11/12, and we said this would be a great place to visit with our grandchildren. Lots of pictures, art, info on space missions and communications. Jordan Goddard put on a demonstration using liquid nitrogen that was really cool! The fashion show was great!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took an out-of-town relative here Nov. 12, and there was really nothing to do. Not sure what we paid for. Lack of interactive activities. No tour guides available. Even the screen where you can usually bounce the planets was closed for updating. All the doors to the mission control areas were locked. Bottom floor was being set up for... More 

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Burton-on-Trent
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642 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had time to spare before our flight home and thought that this attraction would be a great place to visit. We drove towards Peoria in the hope that there would be some sort of sign telling us where to go. There wasn't any. We then tried to find the Peoria Visitor Center (in the Chamber of Commerce) - this... More 

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Thank GerMar60
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

You will need lots of time to explore this! There are lots of information all over inside. Very interesting!

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Sun City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A lot of information is available, the staff are very knowledgeable. Some unique artifacts which have been donated by the public.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great family day visit. Very educational. If you like science and space, this is the place for you. I came on a school field trip and will be going back again.

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Midland, TX
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Gaining knowledge in an interesting way is always fun. When it's in the 100s outside, it's wonderful to be in the 70s inside.

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

What an interesting hidden gem! Great for the entire family young and old alike. Very reasonable and educational. Never would have guessed something like this could be right in our backyard!

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Glendale, Arizona
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The wife found a discount for this attraction and since we lived close by we give it a visit. Please understand that this place was designed to inform youth about space and space travel. It also gives youth a brief history of humans in space. Basically, the bulk of this facility is classrooms to educate young people about space. There... More 

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