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Challenger Learning Center

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an astronaut on a space mission to Mars? Find out in our Challenger Learning Center as you experience the thrill and excitement of a NASA simulated space mission! Voyage to Mars will transform your group into astronauts, engineers, scientists, geologists and doctors. Groups of 16 - 32 mission participants engage in an unforgettable and unique experience.

Crew members must solve real-life problems with math, science, and technology to successfully complete their mission working as a team. Optional activities before and after the mission provide additional depth to the experience. The two-and-a half hour simulation takes place in a realistic mock-up of a spacecraft and mission control room. Missions are available for both student field trips and corporate groups.

Challenger School Field Trip Missions

The Challenger Mission Field Trip includes all Chabot exhibits, a planetarium show, and the mission for grades 5-12. An entire class participates in an immersive simulated space mission. Students are split into two groups, one in the spacecraft and the other in the control room. Working in teams, they have to solve various challenges in order to successfully land on Mars and complete a lunar probe. Optional pre and post trip activities, lessons, and videos are included to extend student learning beyond the field trip.

To reserve and plan a mission for your class:
1. Review the Challenger School Field Trips FAQ
2. Complete a reservation on our field trip page

Corporate Team Building Missions

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 immersive environment and challenging tasks forces your team to work together to survive a life or death scenario. The success of the mission depends on effective communication and problem solving skills. The mission shatters routine conference room trainings with a memorable experience!

To reserve a corporate mission for your group:
1. Review the Challenger Corporate Team Building FAQ
2. Contact Chabot’s Facility Rental Department at rentals@chabotspace.org or 510-336-7439