Challenger Space Center Arizona is a public museum located in the beautiful city of Peoria, Arizona.
Open year-round (Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), our space-science Center features two levels of exhibits and memorabilia, a roof top, and a lower level filled with HUGE building blocks.Space exhibits include satellite exhibits, a life-sized Iridium satellite model, a ten-foot Shuttle Atlantis display courtesy of Honeywell, a real landing gear tire from Space Shuttle Discovery STS-121, and gravity game. The center features autographed memorabilia and mission patches from past Space Missions. Our Galaxy Gift Shop offers hundreds of educational space and science items, including books, toys, puzzles, gadgets and games.
Kids of all ages enjoy catching a virtual planet in My Solar System with motion detection technology. Catch a planet and learn an interesting tidbit about that planet. This exhibit is courtesy of a grant from the Tohono O'odham Nation.