Challenger Learning Center
We are currently closed to the onsite programming through the Alamo Colleges District’s protocols to protect community health and safety. We look forward to being able to provide in person programming again in the summer of 2021, until then, please, refer to the virtual resources being made available through our Challenger and Planetarium programming!
Check out our new virtual programs HERE.
Challenger Learning Center Missions immerse students in grades 4-12 into the roles of scientists, engineers and astronauts engaging in our state-of-the-art simulated learning environment. Each 90-minute mission experience is aligns to the state’s TEKS and reinforces the importance of 21st century skills with teamwork, communications and problem solving components within each scenario. Challenger missions are reserved well in advance by school and community groups. Partnering ISD’s have a period of prioritized registration through September before the calendar is opened to other groups. A single mission costs $500/class of 20-36 students.
Teachers bringing a group to either a Mission or Micronauts are required to attend a Pre-Mission Training before their program. For more educator information on Challenger Learning Center Missions, Training and Reservations go to the Educators page for links to the most current registration forms and grant opportunities.
Any of our simulated missions can also be customized for groups, parties and corporate team building events. Contact us for more information.
- Expedition Mars, the martian explorers will investigate the geology of Mars and the technology that will get us there.
- Lunar Quest, a challenging mission that takes the crew to the moon. The scientists, engineers and astronauts explore the geology of the moon, it’s resources and health, navigation, robotic rovers and safety of the crew.
- Earth Odyssey, participants become Mission Control Specialists and Astronauts in the ISS as they problem solve and investigate the Earth’s spheres.
- Micronauts is a program for our littlest astronauts grades pre-K to 4th. Participants become astronauts on the ISS and explore hands on STEM activities in stations.
Teachers bringing a group to either a Mission or Micronauts are required to attend a Pre-Mission Training before their trip. For more educator information on Challenger Learning Center Missions, Training and Reservations go to: Spring 2021 Challenger Learning Center Mission Registration form
Public missions are offered twice a year in February (Valentine's Day) and April (Spring/Fiesta timeframes). Go to our Events at Scobee or our Facebook page for the links to buy tickets for these popular programs.