Challenger Learning Center



Every Saturday, 2-3pm & 3:30-4:30pm at miSci (museum of innovation and science)

Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space to accomplish your mission.

Based on NASA astronaut training, the Challenger Learning Center of the Capital Region at miSci allows participants to be part of a simulated mission to space in an innovative learning environment. Visitors become part of a crew of engineers and scientists on-board the space-craft. Like NASA astronauts, scientists, and engineers, visitors are assigned essential tasks and conduct critical experiments that they must execute for mission success.

To reserve a seat for a Challenger Adventure, please call 518-382-7890 ext. 0.


  • Adults and Children: $8 per person
  • Seniors: $7 
NOTE: One adult accompanying one child between the ages of 5 – 7 gets in free 

ALL CHILDREN UNDER 7 MUST BE EACH ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. All groups of children must have at least one adult present. 


Book Your Mission!

  1. Read the instructions on how to book a mission.
  2. Call 518-382-7890 x 236 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday for assistance booking your visit
    OR complete the Challenger Learning Center Reservation Request Form.

*Please notify miSci when booking if using BOCES funding.

Be a part of a crew of scientists and engineers in a simulated space mission at the Challenger Learning Center at miSci. Missions tailored for your group, ages pre-K to adult. Participate in a simulated space mission with your:

school class • community group • scout troop
birthday celebration • private party • team building event


NEW Expedition Mars (Grades 6 & up)
Rendezvous with a Comet (Grade 5 & up)
Earth Odyssey (Grade 8 & up)
Exploration Station (Grades 3 & 4)
Cosmic Kids (Grades 1 & 2)
Junior Astronauts (Grades PreK - K) 

View detailed descriptions and group pricing

Prior to group missions, educators and group leaders may need to participate in a mission preparation workshop and receive curriculum to help students understand the concepts to complete their mission. Challenger Learning Center missions are learning environments embedded with activities and lessons aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Science Core Curriculum, and Common Core State Standards.


Admission & Transportation Grants: Limited admission and transportation grants are available. Complete the Admission and Transportation Grant Application (right click to save the form, then complete it) and email to Please note: we must have your Reservation Request Form to consider your Admission and Transportation Grant Application

BOCES Funding: Challenger missions are BOCES aid able! Learn more

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