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Challenger Space Center

21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
+1 623-322-2001
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Out of business, Closed

Closed, there are other things to do,, we went to Honey Hive Farms and bought some honey. This... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Timm M
must see

best attraction we have ever seen truly amazing and hard to believe its all man made and 50 years... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Pocatello, Idaho
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“space program” (7 reviews)
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21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
+1 623-322-2001
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Closed, there are other things to do,, we went to Honey Hive Farms and bought some honey. This place was never all that great anyways,, Sorry to see them fail though.

Thank Timm M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

best attraction we have ever seen truly amazing and hard to believe its all man made and 50 years or older

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We went there today to visit, and the sign on the door said they were closed and moving. Their reopening will be announced at a later date.

Thank C1305MGronaldm
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to see what NASA did in promoting space travel. Pictures, exhibits and touching real meteorites are thrilling for all. The interactive exhibits are great for children and adults alike. Enjoy and become an astronaut for a day!

Thank csatths
Reviewed 14 July 2017

For a good scientific outing and family gatherings look no further than the Challenger Space Center! They are first rate, very educated staff members and it's a great time for the kids and the parents alike!

1  Thank Dominick V
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden jewel that is just waiting to be discovered by all the NASA enthusiasts. Kids of all ages would welcome the chance to visit this museum and a visit back in the Space Shuttle exportation and space history. The staff is very...More

Thank mhracin
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My wife and I and two friends from Canada stopped by the Challenger Space Center in Peoria yesterday. We joined a guided tour in progress being led by Taylor. Taylor has really done his homework! His knowledge of the history of the space program and...More

2  Thank Guy683
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My husband and I took our 9-year-old grandson here to participate in one of their space simulations entitled, "Rendevous With a Comet." It was a unique experience as we were each given a responsibility to perform during our simulation which lasted for two hours.

1  Thank Barbara U
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Karl was so knowledgeable it made the visit even more special. The exhibits are so well done and respectful of our brave astronauts.

Thank BAILEY3106
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Self guided tour was a waste of time and money. There were a couple of interesting displays, but most were boring. Other space centers that I have visited have been amazing. This one was extremely disappointing.

1  Thank Bargainhunter241
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10 November 2016|
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Response from sswathwood | Reviewed this property |
We took our 5 yr old grandchild and found it to be terrible. Mostly advance level exhibits, that require much reading. We were very disappointed. Not much was interactive and most of what they did have was either broken... More
30 May 2016|
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Response from wegetaround_42 | Reviewed this property |
Hi 336ron. We visited this place in April. Frankly, it was not a great trip. We drove from AJ and it was not worth the time or the gas. We got a free entrance ticket from the AJ library - and it was still overpriced! There... More
23 January 2015|
Response from BookLaurie | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's a walk-through museum. They'll take reservations for a group of 10 or 12, and I know some schools have field trips there, but you can show up anytime they're open and stroll through at your own pace. There's... More