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Mon, Tue: Closed

Wed - Sun : 10am - 5pm

School & Youth Group Missions

Transform your students into astronauts, engineers, scientists, geologists and doctors at our Challenger Learning Center®. Enter the Challenger portal, where groups of 16 - 32 students in grades 5 and up become crew members on a simulated space mission. The mission engages students in a unique experience they will not forget.

Crew members must solve real-life problems in math, science, and technology to successfully complete their mission. Most importantly, they MUST work as a team - both in the simulation and in planned activities before and after the mission. Each team is critical, and the success of the mission is dependent upon the work of all teams. The two-hour simulation takes place in a realistic mock-up of a futuristic spacecraft and mission control room.

A mission training packet is delivered to Teachers upon their reservation which assists in assigning Students their jobs to one of eight teams: communication, data, navigation, medical, remote, life support, isolation or probe.

Reservation Information for School Missions

School and youth group missions include curriculum package, pre- and post-visit classroom activities, and an introductory video.

Please note: The school missions fill up quickly. Please call now, to book your mission for our academic year.

Age Level
Students, Grades 5 & Up
Group Size
15 - 32 students
Mission Length
Two and a half hours
Cost $750 per group per mission
Mission Hours Wednesday - Friday: 9am - 11:30am / 12:15pm - 2:45pm

Evenings and Saturdays by request. Please call (510) 336-7381 for further information.

Open Court Reading science topic: Grade 5


Reservations are required. Fill out a reservation request form (requires Adobe Acrobat, available free from Adobe) or call our school programs coordinator at (510) 336-7381 if you have questions.

Contact us: (510) 336-7381

School Field Trip missions are aligned with California State Standards

Teacher Resources from CLC National