8717 Wolf Valley Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80924
Challenger Learning Center is Colorado Springs’ premiere provider of space science programs for K-8 students. Featuring a spacecraft simulator, planetarium, and maker space, Challenger is a field trip destination for “my best field trip ever!”
Reaching 32,000+ students annually, Challenger Colorado is part of a global network that uses simulated space exploration to inspire hundreds of thousands of students and tens of thousands of teachers each year. The Challenger Network was created as a living memorial to honor the crew of Space Shuttle flight STS-51L by continuing its “Teacher in Space” mission.
As a leader in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, the worldwide network of 43 Challenger Learning Centers uses space-themed simulated learning environments and related curriculum resources to engage students in dynamic, hands-on opportunities and teachers in using space as a launchpad for inspiring students to pursue careers in the STEM fields.