Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Center transports students to a cutting edge Mission Control room and a high-tech Space Station. Whether their mission is flying to the Moon, intercepting a comet, visiting Mars, or studying the Earth from the International Space Station, students see classroom lessons brought to life in the engaging, dynamic, simulated learning environment.

Surrounded by technology, each student plays a unique role in the mission as the team completes assignments, manipulates hands-on labs, and copes with simulated emergencies. Teamwork is crucial, if one member fails to complete a job, the entire mission can be put at risk. This differentiated approach allows for a truly personalized learning experience where students apply critical, scientific knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Challenger Missions are great for: 

school groups • community groups • scout troops • birthday celebrations • private parties • team building events


Book Your Mission!

  1. Read the instructions on how to book a mission.
  2. Call 518-382-7890 x 236 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday for assistance booking your visit
    OR complete the Challenger Learning Center Reservation Request Form.

*Please notify miSci when booking if using BOCES funding.


NEW Expedition Mars (Grades 6 & up)
Rendezvous with a Comet (Grade 5 & up)
Earth Odyssey (Grade 8 & up)
Exploration Station (Grades 3 & 4)
Cosmic Kids (Grades 1 & 2)
Junior Astronauts (Grades PreK - K) 

View detailed descriptions and group pricing

Prior to group missions, educators and group leaders may need to participate in a mission preparation workshop and receive curriculum to help students understand the concepts to complete their mission. Challenger Learning Center missions are learning environments embedded with activities and lessons aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Science Core Curriculum, and Common Core State Standards.


Admission & Transportation Grants: Limited admission and transportation grants are available. Complete the Admission and Transportation Grant Application (right click to save the form, then complete it) and email to Please note: we must have your Reservation Request Form to consider your Admission and Transportation Grant Application

BOCES Funding: Challenger missions are BOCES aid able! Learn more

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