Challenger Space Center

The Challenger Space Center of Arizona is in association with the Smithsonian Institution.  It is a space-themed learning environment where students, families, and other participants fly simulated space flight missions involving flight crews, mission controllers and scientists.  All programs are specially designed to meet educational standards set for Math, Science, Technology and Workplace Skills.

The Space Center also features numerous public programs including stargazing, an indoor planetarium, space camps, lectures, telescope classes, space storytelling and more allowing others to experience the awe-inspiring Center?s 21,433 square foot facility.

Directions:

Coming from the West (Sun City/Sun City West/Surprise)
? Go East on Bell Road
? Turn left on 91st Avenue
? Turn Right on Lake Pleasant Boulevard
? Turn Left onto 83rd Avenue
? The Center is the large white building on the left
? The Challenger Space Center is adjacent to the Sunrise Mountain High School campus

Traveling West on Loop 101 (From the East Valley)
? Exit onto Union Hills Road
? Turn Right off the exit ramp, heading West on Union Hills
? Turn Right onto North 83rd Avenue
? Turn Right at the 5th stop light to continue on North 83rd
? The Center is the large white building on the left
? The Challenger Space Center is adjacent to the Sunrise Mountain High School campus

Traveling North on Loop 101 from the I-10
? From the I-10, take the Loop 101 North
? Travel 12 miles
? Exit onto Union Hills Road
? Turn Left at the light onto Union Hills heading West
? Turn Right onto North 83rd Avenue
? Turn Right at the 5th stop light to continue on North 83rd
? The Center is the large white building on the left
? The Challenger Space Center is adjacent to the Sunrise Mountain High School campus

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  • Challenger Space Center
  • 21170 N 83rd Ave
  • Peoria, AZ 85382
  • 623.322.2001
  • Directions
  • Web site

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