Discovery Museum Hours

closed monday
Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm - 4:30pm
saturday & sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
 
Holiday schedule April 14-19
crafts, planetarium,
and family features each day 

Closed April 20 for EaSTER


field trips available monday-Friday

 

Sacramento Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

altSchool Missions

Grades 5-8

The Challenger Learning Center is more than a field trip.  It is a learning experience that excites and inspires students in math, science, language arts, and technology.  Using the wonder of space exploration and the power of simulation as educational tools, the Challenger simulated space mission launches students on an exciting voyage of discovery.

 

The entire Challenger experience, from pre-mission preparatory activities to a post-mission celebration, is interactive, interdisciplinary, and exhilarating.  Students apply knowledge they acquire in the classroom to a spectacular real-life situation.  They develop and expand their communication, decision-making, and problem solving skills.  Teamwork is a key element necessary for a successful mission.  Students return to the classroom filled with confidence and enthusiasm for learning.

 

Preparation for and participation in each of the three scenarios meet many state and national content standards.  Mission scenarios are developed by the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.

 

Extensive knowledge of space and astronomy is not required to participate in this program.

 

The school program includes:

  1. Curriculum for up to 20 lessons for pre-mission preparation
  2. One student simulated space mission

Each mission is 2.5 hours in length (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM or 12:15 PM - 2:45 PM) and needs from a minimum of 16 students to a maximum of 34 students.  Each program costs $500. All new teachers are required to attend a half-day professional development workshop prior to their mission.

 

Call 916-485-8836 to schedule a field trip.

 

 

 

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