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WED & THU : 10am - 5pm

FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

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Challenger Learning Center

Commute to Mars and be Home in Time for Dinner!

Mission to Mars

Today the success of your business depends on a team who communicates effectively to solve real-world problems. In the team-building program at the challenger Learning Center, you and your staff have been chosen as crew members in a simulated space mission. The team will utilize skills such as:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Decision making
  • Team work

Challenger Learning Center is available for school field trips. Check our calendar of events for special missions we offer during weekends and on special event days. Learn more about Chabot's Challenger Learning Center and its history.

Corporate Connection

Challenger Learning Center’s focus on teamwork is a perfect catalyst for corporate team building. The unique learning environment demands the attention of the participants, captures their imagination and drives home your training message in a dramatic and memorable way.

The key is simulation. Instead of squinting at overheads, participants are thrown into a demanding space mission that forces them to work together to survive a life and death scenario. The success of the mission depends on effective communication and problem solving skills. The mission shatters routine conference room trainings with an unforgettable staff experience!

Perfect for:

  • Staff and sales events
  • Board retreats
  • Incentive meetings
  • Strategy and planning
  • Celebrations
  • Company & client appreciation events

Flight Options

Mission to Mars: 2.5 Hours

Assigned to one of the interrelated teams, participants "fly" a Mission to Mars. Each person experiences two simulator locations - mission control which is patterned after NASA’s Johnson Space Center and the operations deck of the space simulator

Minimum Crew: 14
Maximum crew: 32

Mini-Mission to Mars: 1 Hour

All participants "fly" a shortened Mission to Mars aboard the operations deck of the space simulator.

Minimum Crew to fly: 7
Maximum Crew: 12


...these types of programs are ESSENTIAL for the future of the U.S.
-The Hiking Astronauts, G. Wunderlich, 2005

The enthusiasm of the instructor was top notch. Great for people/groups that use different modes of communication,"
-A. Miller, Chevron Texaco, 2005

Great experience, I would and will recommend to others!
-C. Hudson

Reservations and Pricing

Call for pricing on a tailored itinerary for your team.
Call or email today to reserve your mission!

Contact: (510) 336-7421 or Rentals@ChabotSpace.org