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Challenger Space Center

21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
+1 623-322-2001
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Hidden jewel

This is a hidden jewel that is just waiting to be discovered by all the NASA enthusiasts. Kids of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peoria, Arizona
via mobile
Great guided Tour with Taylor

My wife and I and two friends from Canada stopped by the Challenger Space Center in Peoria... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
La Quinta, California
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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
+1 623-322-2001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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.

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
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This was an incredible event. I took with my son with me who is 24 years old for a business meeting during the week and we had some extra time so I scheduled this. While I was uncertain from the description on the website of...More

1  Thank Lbewley
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My grandsons loved it, but I found it a little boring. I have been around long enough to remember many of the space shuttles, and have seen other displays that are interesting to me, but may be a little much for children.

Thank grannytravels_9
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Ventured to the Challenger Space center on recommendations from a dear friend,& took our guests from out of town. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable & enthusiastic. We were thoroughly entertained from start to finish, so fascinating is the world we live in. Imagining these extremely...More

2  Thank Classy99
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

There was really nothing to do. It would be cool for a school field trip but not very interesting for adults. I love space travel and NASA but didnt find much to see.

1  Thank WayneO111
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I wish more people would visit because then there would be more resources for upkeep. It's an interesting, if dated, exhibit. Certainly a worth-wile trip for kids, as it will give great insight into our (defunked) space program.

Thank 2Luv2Trvl
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Is this a good place for a busy, always on the go 5 yr old? He's "all boy." Are there interactive exhibits to keep him interested and busy? How far a drive from Scottsdale? Thanks!
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
Hello Challenger Space Center, What are some of the displays that you have for us to view? How many square feet is your building? How long does it take from beginning to end? How far are you located off of Highway 17
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
Is this a walk in museum or do you need a reservation? Is this a walk through museum?
24 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