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Challenger Space Center

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Address: 21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
Phone Number: 623.322.2001
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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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Great place for families

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracy G
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Sun City
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Tracy G
Midland, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank 259daniellew
Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Mark M
Glendale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars 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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Louisville, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We took our 6 year old grandson here last month. What a waste of money and time. Very poorly done and dirty. Really needs to be updated and run like someone cares.

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Thank sswathwood
Glendale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a small venue. It is filled with mostly photo's and replica's of historical significance relating to space travel. $7.00 per person. It could use a few authentic items.

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Thank Calitripgirl
Midwest
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

What content they have is interesting, however you cannot justify wasting time or money on this museum. Quite a few broken exhibits & it took less than an hour to complete.

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Thank Benski9
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

If you like learning or seeing historical items, this is the place for you! Great for any age...lots of great information about the Challenger....you also see space rocks and other items.....very affordable

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Thank M G
Pelham Manor, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

It's not worth the time or effort to get there. It's mostly history about certain space exploration. A great deal of reading. No interactive activities. You can schedule for a flight simulation but that's a joke. The concept has potential but more staff is need as well as training. My daughter was so disappointed with the experience it left a... More 

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