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Our mission at Challenger Space Center Arizona is:  "To inspire, excite and educate people of all ages about the mysteries and wonders of space, science and the universe in which we live."  Our programs, created by Challenger Centers for Space Science Education, are leading the way in applied sciences and informal STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math.) A big part of that mission is supported through individual and corporate donations to our organization.  Here are some of the ways you or your organization can help the Challenger Space Center achieves its goals. 

Smithsonian
Sponsor a student field trip, a Smithsonian Exhibit or other educational program. For specific sponsorship packages, call 623-322-2006, or e-mail tharris@azchallenger.net.

Companies can sponsor local schools to participate in field trips to Challen
ger Space Center, or provide support for any one of our many Smithsonian Institution sponsored public exhibits. Recently Challenger Space Center Arizona has hosted a number of Smithsonian Exhibits: 

  • An Astronauts Life: Articles Flown in Space (presently on display)
  • In Plane View: Abstractions of Flight
  • Beyond Baseball: the Life of Roberto Clemente (during Spring Training)

Sponsor A Student Work Station Inside the Simulator
We are asking Arizona companies and organizations to support the ongoing educational mission of the Center by sponsoring a student work station. Funds raised will provide necessary updates to Challenger's simulator. Each station corresponds to actual industries and career choices, many of which students may not have considered prior to their inspiring trip to the Center. Companies that sponsor a work station will be recognized at a special event featuring former astronaut William G. Gregory, Pilot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-67. Astronaut Event & Simulator Sponsorship


Team Building Programs

Book a team building program at the Challenger Space Center  At the Challenger Space Center, we are honored to host a number of the world’s top employers in planning and producing quality team building programs. The team building programs at Challenger are designed to increase communication and quick-thinking skills in a fun, yet challenging atmosphere.  Corporate Teambuilding 


Purchase a Personal, Family or Corporate Membership
A membership to the Challenger Space Center is a wonderful way to experience our award-winning science and space programs.  We have individual, family and corporate memberships available which include free admission to the center, special invitations to exclusive previews and guest speaker programs, members-only discounts in our gift shop and more. Corporate sponsors receive special recognition year-round throughout the building and through special discounts for its employees.  Corporate Membership


Sponsor Our Spring, Fall and Summer Camp Programs
Our summer camp program offers exceptional opportunities for children to keep “learning alive” during the summer months.  Filled with hands-on activities and learning opportunities, your organization can sponsor the activities for just one week or the entire 8-week summer camp program.  Call 623-322-2006 for more information.


Donate to Challenger's Field Trip Assistance Fund
Each year, budgets have shrunk, and schools struggle to find funding for class field trips.  Our Challenger Field Trip Assistance Fund, sponsored by many of our corporate partners, is a chance for us, and you, to give back to our community, and show your support for education.  Teachers apply for this Assistance Fund, and a committee awards specific dollar amounts based on need and other economic indicators. 


Suggest Your School Use Your Personal State of AZ Tax Credit to Visit Challenger 
Individuals utilizing the AZ State Tax Credit can allocate or recommend local schools attend field trips to the Challenger Space Center (consult a tax professional regarding this benefit and maximum deductions.) Call 623-322-2001 for more information.


Book Challenger Space Center for a Corporate Meeting or Holiday Party

Did you know that you can book the Challenger Center for a board meeting, presentation, retreat, company event or a banquet? All rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access and our classrooms provide white boards and drop-down screens. Facility Rentals/Private Events


Other ways to help the Challenger Space Center through sponsoring . . .

Weekly Public Simulated Space Missions, Monthly Stargazing and Planetarium Events, Newsletter Sponsor,  Employee-Matching Funds, In-Kind Donations, (printing, school supplies, science experiment supplies, office supplies, copy paper) and much, much more.

For more information, call 623-322-2006 today, or email tharris@azchallenger.net