BIG science for LITTLE learners!

 An Exciting Introduction to Space and Science

Designed for ages 3-6

Join the Challenger’s Future Space Explorers as we investigate a new science theme each month. The workshop series is designed for a preschool child (ages 3-6) and their parent, to add proficiency to the parent/child learning repertoire. Each hands-on learning class will introduce a different science theme with kid-friendly space-themed science experiments, fun facts, and activities.Workshop activities are planned for age level appropriate science with the added parent involvement to help nurture the child’s natural curiosity.




¤  Classes are held 1 Monday a month, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

¤  $20 per child/parent pair for non-members    ¤  $5 for each additional child ¤  

$15 per child/parent pair for members            ¤  $5 for each additional child 

¤ Save 25% with purchase of all nine adventures 

 ¤ Un-registered walk-ins will pay $25 per child/parent and $10 per additional sibling

Series of Nine Monthly Adventures at the Challenger Space Center

September 21st, 2015 | Magnets

 In this class students will learn that magnets have north and south poles and the different poles will repel or attract each other. Students will also explore materials magnets can work through and more exciting characteristics of magnets! 

October 19th, 2015 | Physical and Chemical Changes   

In this class students will explore how the properties of matter can change. Physical changes happen when matter changes the way it looks; form, size and shape. Chemical changes happen when substances change into different substances. Let’s explore these exciting changes!   

November 16th, 2015 | Simple Machines   

What is a simple machine? A simple machine is a tool that uses force to make work easier. In this class we will explore simple machines like levers, ramps, pulleys, and wheels! And find out about surprising simple machines like a screw!   

December 14th, 2015 | Gravity   

In this class students will explore the forces of gravity and how it affects us here on earth and on other planets. Students will also learn how gravity relates to weight and mass. What will your weight be on another planet?   

January 18th, 2015 | Rocks and Minerals 

In this class students will explore a few different minerals found here on earth, how we use rocks and minerals in everyday life and how to describe rocks and minerals by it properties.   

February 22nd, 2015 | Solids, Liquids, Gases   

Kids will be introduced to matter and three different states of matter: Solid, liquid and gas. Students will learn characteristics of each state. Utilizing a hands on learning activity students will explore these properties   

March 21st, 2015 | Heat   

In this class students will learn about a form of energy, heat! We will explore how we measure heat and get heat from different sources like fuels, friction, and our sun!   

April 18th, 2015 | Physics   

In this class we will explore the fun world of movements and the forces that drive these motions…like pressure, friction, and momentum. Children will learn something simple like why you’re able to throw a ball to a more complex notion like what makes the planets spin!   

May 23rd, 2015 | Electricity and Light   

Children will explore the properties of light and electricity both man-made and natural. How electricity produced and how does it affect our daily life? How is a rainbow made? How do we harness electricity? Come find out in this electrifying workshop! 


Upon arrival your Future Astronaut will receive a Challenger passport to to track each new science discovery! Children that complete all nine adventures will receive a certificate of accomplishment.

Prepaid reservations are required & registration must be completed online. 

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Please note: this program does not run in the Summer months. Typically, Space-Tots is scheduled on the second or third Monday of each month, September-May; Occasionally, additional programs may be added during holiday breaks.

To learn more about Space-Tots: 

Phone: 623.322.2020 


Prepaid reservations are required for Space-Tots and spaces fill up fast. Registration for Space-Tots must be completed online: Click Here to Register Online!