Challenger Space Center
Located adjacent to Peoria's Sunrise Mountain High School the Challenger Space Center is a must see attraction for those who love space exploration.
One of our family fun activities, you can tour the center yourself, but I would recommend taking the tour you will learn more and it is the only way to see the Earth Space Transport Module.
Space Center Tours
The Space Center has tours every hour starting at 10:00. There is a 1/18th scale Space shuttle inside. The Cargo Bay (shown in third photo) can hold a school bus, this is how large it is in reality.
The mural was incredible inside. Our kids enjoyed learning about space and it was a great diversion on a hot summer day.The Space Center also offers simulated experiences that last 2-3 hours for kids 3rd grade and above. You have to have reservations for this.
Save $$ The Entertainment book often has two for one coupons for this activity
Location: Peoria, Arizona
Directions: 83rd Ave & Deer Valley Peoria, AZ next to High School