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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

Voyage To Mars™

Enter the Challenger Learning Center portal and get teleported forward in time to the year 2076 where participants get the unique opportunity to work together in our simulator and land their spacecraft on Mars. The incoming crew, with the help from Mars Control, will navigate through Mars orbit and land the spacecraft at Chryse Station. The crew arriving from Earth has been trained to replace their peers in Mars Control who have been waiting 25 months for their transport home. After arriving on the Martian surface, the team will collect and analyze a number of planetary samples and data. This information is vital to scientists and explorers for a better understanding of the Red Planet. All crew members will be assigned to a team who is responsible for completing the tasks at their assigned station. We wish you luck on a successful mission!

Minimum Crew: 14
Maximum crew: 32

Mini Mission To Mars™ (1 Hour)

The year is 2031, and your crew has been chosen to be the first humans to land on the planet Mars. The crew will navigate through Mars orbit and land the spacecraft at Chryse Station. All crew members will be assigned to a team who is responsible for completing the tasks at their assigned station. We wish you luck on a successful mission!

Minimum Crew to fly: 7
Maximum Crew: 12


Testimonials

...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