Family Star Nights Stargazing Activities and Boy Scouts Girl Scouts

Family STAR Nights

Upcoming Date: November 22, 2014

Pre-purchase tickets HERE and save money ! 



Telescope viewing will be available as weather permits.

Upcoming 2014 Dates: 

November 22, 2014

December 6, 2014 *CANCELED*

January 3, 2015

February 14, 2015

March 28, 2015

April 25, 2015 *CANCELED*

May 23, 2015

On select weekends, Challenger Space Center hosts an entertaining and interactive astronomy night that is fun for the whole family. If the weather is questionable it's always a good idea to call and see if Family Star Night is canceled! 

*Note the already canceled dates in December and April*

Family STAR Night Activities: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The doors open at 6:30pm for fun hands-on activities, a simulated launch into space and our new "Scout Corner". At approximately 7:30pm, professional stargazer Tony LaConte gives an amazing interactive slide presentation on constellations, planets and upcoming sky events. Included are stories of the night sky, featuring folklore from many different cultures. Buy Discounted Tickets Here

Come out for a liquid nitrogen show, kids' activities, museum tours, and ice cream made with liquid nitrogen with Sub Zero! 

Pre-Purchase a pizza dinner for $5 (2 slices of Sardella's Pizza, chips, and a drink) and have dinner under the stars with your family! Purchase Food Here

"Scout Corner" will take place after the presentation. Weather permitting; attendees will have the opportunity to look through several different high-powered telescopes at the moon, planets, star clusters and more. 

Scout Groups: please call 623-322-2007 at least one week ahead to reserve Scout Activity Packets for your group. This program addresses many of the Merit Badge, Belt Loop and Education Pin requirements for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. Buy Scout Tickets Here!

Family STAR Night  Event Cost:

$7 Per Person / $15 per Scout (includes packet & patch)
Children 3 & under free
Challenger members 25% off

Ready to plan a night under the stars? Let's Go!

Presented by Tony LaConte of Stargazing For Everyone


The Challenger Space Center will provide special accommodations for disabled individuals, including sign language interpreters, with advance notice of at least five days prior to attending the Challenger Space Center programs.