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Your Passport to the Universe

 An Exciting Introduction to Space and Science
Designed for ages 3-6


NEW THIS YEAR!! Challenger Space Center Arizona’s Space-Tots program will be using the Quirkles®, a set of colorful books that create excitement for reading and science through whimsical illustrations, alliteration, and fun hands-on science activities.


Space-Tots is Challenger Space Center’s exciting introduction to space and science

designed specifically for children ages 3-6, accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The program is offered one Monday per month during the school year from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Each class will introduce a different letter of the alphabet and kid-friendly space-themed science experiments using the Quirkles® books and characters.


Check out The Quirkles® for more information on this fun book series!



Series of Nine Monthly Adventures at the Challenger Space Center

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

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

¤  $15 per child/parent pair for members

¤  $5 for each additional child

¤  Discounted fee with purchase of all nine adventures

January 20th, 2014 -- Ronnie Rock

Explore the inner rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Budding geologists can bring in their favorite rock to share with the class.


February 17th, 2014 -- Density Dan

Learn about the gas giants: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. They are not solid, but they are denser than water. How can we explore them if we can't walk on their surface?

March 10th, 2014 -- Jazzy Jet

This month, children will be zooming around the Challenger Space Center with Jazzy Jet, learning about rockets and airplanes. This class also brings preparation to be an astronaut: get ready to blast off!

April 21st, 2014 -- Hallie Heat

Planets close to the sun are hot, while the dwarf planets are far, far away where it is quite cold. This month, Hallie Heat will teach children about hot and cold, and we will be learning about dwarf planets and other trans-Neptunian objects such as comets.

May 12th, 2014 -- Susie Sound

There is no air in space (it’s a vacuum!), therefore we cannot hear anything, but there still may be life out there! This month, we will be travelling the vast distances of space to study exoplanets: planets that are not in our solar system, but that may have alien life.


Join the Challenger’s Future Space Explorers as we investigate a new space science theme each month. The workshop series is designed for a preschool child and their parent, to add proficiency to the parent/child learning repertoire. Each workshop includes story-time, a thematic science activity and play structured by the week’s themes. Workshop activities are planned for age level appropriate science with the added parent involvement to help nurture the child’s natural curiosity.


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 for Space-Tots and spaces fill up fast, so please call to sign up today or
Click Here to Register Online!


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.