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Jennifer Lipman
· April 11, 2017
My leaders and i took our girl scout troop to the challenger this past Saturday. We took the mission to a commet and it was Spectacular!
We also got to see the light show and had an amazing tour with... John followed by stargazing at night.

We ran out of time to do the scavenger hunt but we had the most amazing experience. Our girls and I will never forget our day at the challenger :)
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Donna Harrell
· March 19, 2017
Challenger has so much potential. Large building, good location in Northwest valley. It has some interesting exhibits but not enough. My son loves the giant blue foam blocks to build with. The movies ...they show are interesting and good. The missions would be fun but are pricey. I rarely see too many people on Saturday. They do birthdays which seem reasonable for what you get. We go when the Lego group is there or family viewing night. See More
Hayley Salinero
· October 13, 2016
Went there as a walk-in with my family (all adults), and to start off getting into the parking lot was the most confusing thing, no direction signs or building signs directing you to parking. Inside t...here was lots of information if you take the time to read it all through. Not much on just the challenger space craft, pretty much an overall of NASA and different missions. The price should definitely be different if you go during the week and all the learning rooms (mission control room, theatre room, etc.) are locked, versus the weekends when they have tours available and different activities for the whole family. The volunteer at the front desk knew nothing of the museum and had never had a tour either, very unknowledgeable. Would have been great if the museum was more active and more involved all days of the week with more on the challenger mission. See More
Leah DeLong
· March 23, 2018
looking forward to your permanent location! I loved the interactive learning activities that gave all the kids and adults full engagement.
Tami Kinner Carda
· August 9, 2016
What an awesome day. The staff went above and beyond on the guided tour. We had a blast exploring on our own too. So much to see. Some hands on activities and so much to see and learn about. My 6yr ...old loved it and my 2 yr old enjoyed everything to look at as well and really enjoyed the large building block station at the end. We will definitely be back soon! Can't wait to try out some of the STEM camps as son gets older. See More
Chris Mott
· November 13, 2016
Went there on a Saturday. Most doors were locked and exhibits were closed or not working. Was very disappointed especially for the price and the drive across town. Really hoping it would be a great ...place to take the kids. May be ok for guided school field trips. See More
Jennifer Laupp Wood
· August 3, 2017
Tour guide was not very informed. I know the place is having to leave soon, but the best part was the play area for the kids. Didn't learn anything.
Marc Guillory
· June 8, 2017
Staff was very unfriendly and not helpfull. Movie didn't work and no one seemed to care. Went and reported it and workers did not even bother to come check it out. I think it was a waste of time and money.
Josie Ybarra
· September 10, 2017
A must visit place for avionics & space flight enthusiasts...
Jim Brophy
· July 13, 2015
This place could have a lot of potential....however, I am glad I had a free Culture Pass and only had to pay for one child. We were pretty disappointed. Not much for walk-ins - more for kids enrolled ...in their camps/programs or corporate renting space. Nothing interactive except for two desktop computers with a flight simulator program. The "catch a planet" exhibit was closed due to a corporate function....and the bottom level was taken over by day campers....so, we couldn't even play with the foam. Mission control was locked up. Zero gravity? Where?? We saw the landing wheel, but we couldn't find the meteors....everything was on lockdown. If you are enrolled in one of their programs, I'm sure it's a great place....but, don't drive 45 minutes as a walk-in....you will be unhappy. Really should not be billed as a "walk in" kinda place.... See More
Colleen Gee
· October 5, 2016
It's not worth the price of admission. The only exhibit they had for small kids was closed and it took talking to three different people to find that out.
Kaytie Lee Quarrell
· April 7, 2016
Definitely not for young kids. There was nothing for them to do. Would have been nice if there was actually something for them to interact with. Glad we didn't have to pay admission. I would have aske...d for my $ back. See More
Angela Horton
· August 22, 2017
Very cool place to see. Lots to learn and see. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Lynnette Minatogawa
· October 11, 2016
Had such a great time on Family Star Gazing night!!! First time I got to see Saturn and its rings thru the telescope!!! It was amazing!!! Kids loved the liquid nitrogen show, too!!!
Renee Hughey
· February 24, 2017
Good field trip for my daughter's class. Just felt rushed at different points because they had overbooked the day. The kids had a good time and that was important
Alex Achten
· January 31, 2017
What a epic place to go, learning something new and ask lots of questions about it too
Colleen Miller
· July 23, 2017
This was a lot of fun and our tour guide was very informative.
Amy Brown
· September 21, 2015
Perfection! Space Tots is a fantastic program that captured my son's attention from word one. He's stoked to return every month through the end of the program. Thank you from both of us!
Amalia Maria Brad
· May 3, 2017
Awesome place to take the kids and friends or Family!
Araceli Narvaez
· March 16, 2016
It's a great place for kids and for those who are kids at heart.
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