The Challenger Learning Center’s Space Mission Simulator offers visitors the next best thing to actual space flight with a NASA-inspired Mission Control room and an orbiting space station modeled after the laboratory on the International Space Station. During a space mission, team members work as scientists and engineers. Onboard astronauts in the Space Station Simulator work with their counterparts in the Mission Control Simulator to fly one of our simulated space missions. These simulations provide plenty of challenges for the crews in space and on the ground.
Friday, February 14, 2020: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Valentine’s Day on the Red Planet
Adults 21+ only
Search for life on Mars this Valentine’s Day in the space mission simulator! Register as a team of two and enjoy champagne, light hors d’oeuvre and chocolate on a mission to Mars. $20 upcharge per person.
Saturday, February 29, 2020: 10 AM – 12 PM Moon Explorers
Recommended for grades K-5; ages 6 & under require a paid accompanying adult
Look forward to our return to the Moon in our new Moon Explorers mission highlighting NASA’s 2024 Artemis Program. During the mission, students will blast off to the moon and conduct hands-on science experiments in the spacecraft simulator.
Saturday, May 30, 2020: 10 AM – 12 PM Expedition Mars
Recommended for grades 6 & up; under 4th grade requires a paid accompanying adult
Set in the future when humans have established mission control on the Martian Moon Phobos, spacecraft astronauts are on a mission to the surface of Mars to search evidence of life. They find themselves in a high-risk situation and must work together to complete the mission.
The cost is $6 per person per program for registrations received before 12:00 p.m. the day before the program. The cost is $8 per person per program for registrations received after 12:00 p.m. the day before the program. ALL participants pay the admission fee (children and adults). *Valentine’s Day on the Red Planet requires a $20 upcharge per person (a total of $26 per person for pre-registration, $28 per person for late registration).
The registration form must be completed and submitted before 12:00 p.m. the day before the program to receive the discount ($6). Registration is complete and confirmed on receipt of completed registration form and full payment. Programs are limited in size; therefore, registrations will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Registration after 12:00 p.m. the day before the program or at the door is also accepted, if space permits, and costs $8 per person per program.
No refunds will be offered for Public Mission programs. For cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to any program, your registration fee may be applied to future Public Mission programs.
All parents and authorized individuals must present photo identification when picking up your child(ren) and be listed as an authorized individual on the registration form.
Should you need additional information, please call (850) 645-7777, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For content/curriculum information, contact our Education Manager at (850) 645-7787.
- download, complete, and return reservation form at the Challenger Learning Center in person
- download, complete, and fax (850.645.7784) completed reservation form to the Challenger Learning Center
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12pm to 10pm Sundays
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
The Challenger Learning Center is located on the beautiful Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee.