Discovery Museum Hours

WINTER SCHEDULE
TUESDAY-FRIDAY  Noon - 4:30PM
SATURDAY-Sunday 10am - 4:30pm
Closed on Mondays
PLANETARIUM SHOWs
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS,
and Select Holidays

 
field trips available monday-FridaY
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Challenger Learning Center

Simulated Space Mission

"Each year I see my students'€™ attitudes change after our Challenger mission: they listen better, their math scores improve, and they are more eager to learn. I try to schedule our visit as early as possible! It'€™s a fantastic program, and well worth the effort to come here."

// Kevin H, Middle School Teacher //

Have you ever wanted to explore space? Do your children dream of being astronauts? Are you looking for an inspirational, interactive field trip for your students? The Challenger Learning Center brings space travel to life right here on Earth.

The Challenger Learning Center is an interactive space mission simulator consisting of a realistic Mission Control and Spacecraft. All three mission scenarios simulate an entire NASA exploration mission from launch to successfully achieving the mission objective.

Your adventure begins when you "launch into space" to search for Comet Halley, embark on a journey to Mars, or prepare for a return trip to the Moon. All participants spend half of the mission time in Mission Control and half in the Spacecraft.

Aboard the Spacecraft you will conduct science experiments, operate robotic arms, build a probe, or navigate toward your destinations. In Mission Control you will record critical science information, monitor the mission status on computers, and communicate with the astronauts. You must be prepared to handle unexpected emergencies during the mission; its success is in your hands!

Challenger programs include School Missions, Community Missions, Corporate Team Building Programs, and Scout Programs.

Upcoming Community Missions

February 19: Voyage to MarsTM

March 25: Return to the MoonTM

 

June 10: Voyage to MarsTM

Community Missions run 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM



Learn more about Community Missions


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As a leader in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Challenger Center and its international network of more than 40 Challenger Learning Centers use space-themed simulated learning environments to engage students in dynamic, hands-on opportunities. These experiences strengthen knowledge in STEM subjects and inspire students to pursue careers in these important fields. Challenger Learning Center Sacramento is part of the global network that reaches hundreds of thousands of students and tens of thousands of teachers each year. Founded in 1986, Challenger Center was created to honor the crew of shuttle flight STS-51L. To learn more, visit www.challenger.org.



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