How Do I Make My Challenger Space Center Mission Reservation?
Step 1: Choose a mission option that fits your group.
Several mission options are available at the Challenger Space Center Arizona. Missions have been developed to fit different age groups.
Simulated Missions are offered for the following grade levels:
- Rendezvous with a Comet 5th – 6th
- Voyage to Mars 7th – 8th
- Return to the Moon 9th – 12th and
- e-Mission Operation Montserrat 6th – 12th.
Step 2: Pick at least 3 days that will suit your schedule for your field trip.
Some parts of the year are busier than others, therefore the amount of time you should register in advance will vary.
To book a field trip for the fall, you should book as soon as school starts. Because of state testing and spring break, March and early April are a good time for home school groups and private schools to book and only a few weeks advanced registration is required.
Late April and May are the busiest time of the year so registration should be made months in advance. Generally there is higher demand for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Step 3: Pick a time of day you would prefer your mission to start.
Simulated Space Mission Start Times:
e-Mission Operation Montserrat
Can be delivered to your classroom anytime during the school day. If you would like to bring you students for the emission top the Challenger Space center, the start times are as follows: 9:30am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm
Please let us know of any special needs in your classroom. Special arrangements can be made for the afternoon program that might require a later bus pick-up.
Step 4: make a reservation online or make a call.
You can make a reservation online at the Challenger reservation page. You can also call the Challenger Space Center at 623-322-2006 or 623-322-2020 to schedule a mission.
Step 6: Teacher Toolkits
Go to the Teacher Tool Kit for each Mission to get tips and forms on preparing your student astronauts and picking crew assignments.