Hours & Directions

MON, TUE: Closed

WED & THU : 10am - 5pm

FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

School & Youth Group Missions

Imagination and education take flight at our Challenger Learning Center®. Inside the Center, groups of 16 - 32 students in grades 5 and up become crew members on a simulated space mission. Excitement builds as they explore Mars, launch a probe through the tail of a comet, or return to the moon.

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.

Students are assigned to one of eight teams: communication, data, navigation, medical, remote, life support, isolation or probe.

Adult Programs

Team building for your teacher, corporate or other adult group can be fun and powerful. 

Reservation Information for School Missions

School and youth group missions include curriculum package, pre- and post-visit classroom activities, introductory videotape, and a one-day training workshop for one teacher or group leader.

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 - 36 students
Mission Length
Two and a half hours
Cost $725 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. Download a reservation request form (requires Adobe Acrobat, available free from Adobe) or call (510) 336-7381 if you have questions.


Payment is due four weeks prior to mission date. School or District purchase orders are acceptable.


A confirmation letter will be sent, along with information regarding parking, arrival and departure times, etc.


Cancellations must be received at least two weeks before scheduled mission. There will be no refunds for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the mission. Rescheduling requests will be accommodated if space is available.

Missions are available for birthday parties and corporate groups, as well as the general public. Teacher workshops and classroom-based programs are also offered.

Contact us: (510) 336-7381