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Challenger Space Center

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Address: 21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
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+1 623-322-2001
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Took Grandkids who loved it.

My grandsons loved it, but I found it a little boring. I have been around long enough to remember many of the space shuttles, and have seen other displays that are interesting to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
grannytravels_9
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Peoria, AZ
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Peoria, AZ
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My grandsons loved it, but I found it a little boring. I have been around long enough to remember many of the space shuttles, and have seen other displays that are interesting to me, but may be a little much for children.

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Vancouver,BC
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ventured to the Challenger Space center on recommendations from a dear friend,& took our guests from out of town. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable & enthusiastic. We were thoroughly entertained from start to finish, so fascinating is the world we live in. Imagining these extremely courageous astronauts blasting off into the atmosphere to explore galaxies unknown, is so inspiring. Some... More 

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Thank Classy99
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was really nothing to do. It would be cool for a school field trip but not very interesting for adults. I love space travel and NASA but didnt find much to see.

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Thank WayneO111
Peoria, Arizona
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182 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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Thank 2Luv2Trvl
Bradford, Vermont
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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Thank Garym053
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 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 211 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

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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1 Thank GerMar60
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Florence M
Sun City
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Frederick H
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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