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.

Upcoming Flights

SATURDAY, JULY 30: Return to the Moon: Be the first team of astronauts to Return to the Moon since 1972! Your mission is to establish a permanent base for Earth observation and determine whether off-Earth settlements are possible. Work together and ensure a safe lunar arrival! Recommended for 4th grade & up; under 4th grade requires a paid accompanying adult.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29: Space Spooktacular: Trick or treat! Celebrate Halloween aboard the spacecraft simulator. Have some wicked fun on this spooky mission to space. Costumes encouraged!



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). 

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.