Challenger Center for Space Science Education

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Challenger Center for Space Science Education is a nonprofit educational organization with its headquarters in Washington, DC. It was founded in 1986 by the families of the astronauts who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986.

The organization offers dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities to students around the world. These programs equip students with the knowledge, confidence, and skills that will help better our national social and economic well-being.

Challenger Learning Centers give students the chance to become astronauts and engineers and solve real-world problems as they share the thrill of discovery on missions through the Solar System. Using space simulation and role-playing strategies, students bring their classroom studies to life and cultivate the skills needed for future success. Learning Centers reach into communities around the globe, engaging more than 400,000 middle school-age students and 40,000 educators each year.

Challenger Learning Center Locations[edit]

Challenger Learning Centers are located at: Learning Centers Interactive Map

United States[edit]

  • Kenai, AK - Challenger Learning Center of Alaska
  • Peoria, AZ - Challenger Space Center of Arizona
  • Downey, CA - Columbia Memorial Space Center + Challenger Learning Center
  • Oakland, CA - Challenger Learning Center at Chabot Space and Science Center
  • Sacramento, CA - Challenger Learning Center Discover Museum Science & Space Center
  • San Diego, CA - Nierman Challenger Learning Center
  • Colorado Springs, CO - Challenger Learning Center of Colorado
  • Bridgeport, CT - Challenger Learning Center at The Discovery Museum
  • Jacksonville, FL - Challenger Learning Center at Kirby Smith Middle School
  • Tallahassee, FL - Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
  • Columbus, GA - Challenger Learning Center Coca-Cola Space Science Center
  • Kapolei, HI - Challenger Center Hawaii
  • Normal, IL - Challenger Learning Center at Heartland Community College
  • Woodstock, IL - Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology
  • Brownsburg, IN - Brownsburg Challenger Learning Center (Now Closed)
  • Hammond, IN - Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN - Challenger Learning Center of Indianapolis
  • Hazard, KY - Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky
  • Louisville, KY - Challenger Learning Center of Louisville, KY
  • Paducah, KY - Challenger Learning Center at Paducah
  • Bangor, ME - Challenger Learning Center of Maine
  • Lanham, MD - Challenger Learning Center at Howard B. Owens Science Center
  • Framingham, MA Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Challenger Learning Center
  • Kalamazoo, MI - Challenger Learning Center Kalamazoo Valley Museum
  • St. Louis, MO - Challenger Learning Center – St. Louis
  • Paramus, NJ - Buehler Challenger & Science Center
  • Los Ranchos Albuquerque, NM - Challenger Learning Center of New Mexico – Unser Discovery Campus
  • Suffern, NY - Town of Ramapo Challenger Learning Center
  • Allegany, NY - Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tier Region, Inc.
  • New York City, NY - Challenger Learning Center of Manhattan
  • Rochester, NY - Challenger Learning Center of Greater Rochester
  • Dayton, OH - Challenger Learning Center of Dayton
  • Oregon, OH - Challenger Learning Center of Lake Erie West
  • Columbia, SC - Challenger Learning Center of Richland County School District One
  • Chattanooga, TN - UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center
  • Houston, TX - Challenger Learning Center
  • Needville, TX - Challenger Learning Center George Observatory
  • San Benito, TX - Challenger Learning Center of the Rio Grande Valley
  • Richmond, VA - Challenger Learning Center Richmond at the MathScience Innovation Center
  • Seattle, WA - Challenger Learning Center Museum of Flight
  • Wheeling, WV - Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University

International[edit]

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Ontario Science Centre
  • Leicester, UK - Challenger Learning Centre
  • Gyeonggido Yangju, South Korea - Challenger Learning Center at SongAm Space Center

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