Your Passport to the Universe
An Exciting Introduction to Space and Science
Designed for ages 4-6
NEW THIS YEAR!! Challenger Space Center Arizona’s SpaceTots 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.
SpaceTots is Challenger Space Center’s exciting introduction to space and science
designed specifically for children ages 4-6, accompanied by a parent or guardian. The program is offered one Monday per month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Each class will introduce a different letter of the alphabet and kid-friendly science experiments using the Quirkles® books and characters.
The Quirkles® offer a fresh new way to integrate literacy and science in educational programs like SpaceTots. Vocabulary builders, related science experiments, and a character education lesson are included in each of the 26 alphabet-series books.
“We are excited to bring the Quirkles® to Valley families through our SpaceTots program this year,” said Valerie Bontrager, Education Director at Challenger Space Center. “I appreciate the way the Quirkles® seamlessly integrate science and literacy development and provide hands-on learning activities that are fun and challenging.”
There are eight planets in our solar system. Some are rocky, some are icy, and some are composed of swirling gases. We are just beginning to discover planets around other stars; some may even be similar to earth. Join us each month as we explore the unique qualities of our solar system and get prepared for the exciting future discoveries in our universe.
Designed to teach pre-school and kindergarten age children about our planet, solar system and what it takes to be an astronaut.
Series of nine monthly adventures
¤ $20 per child/parent pair for non-members
¤ $15 per child/parent pair for members
¤ $5 for each additional child
¤ Discounted fee with purchase of all nine adventures
Monday, September 16 ~ 9:30am-11:30am
Join us as we journey through the process of science; also how astronomers study our vast universe.
Monday, October 14 ~ 9:30am-11:30am
The bright burning star at the center of our solar system, our sun, effects how we see. We will explore light and shadow, the colors of the rainbow, as well as other stars in our galaxy.
Monday, November 11 ~ 9:30am-11:30am
Quincy Quake & Vinnie Volcano
Investigating the many layers of our Earth; earth science, geology, earthquakes and volcanoes.
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, 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.