Challenger Learning Center
The Challenger Learning Center open its doors in January 2014, the center provides simulated space missions, science education and teambuilding programs for the community. The core experience at the center will be a two-hour simulated space mission featuring an orbiting space station and a Mission Control Center. All programs offered by the Challenger Learning Center will provide meaningful and engaging science, technology, engineering and math activities, as well as, a focus on team-building, cooperation, and critical and creative thinking skills. Programs will be available for students, educators, corporations, scouts, community groups and the general public.
The Challenger Learning Center is part of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, an international not-for-profit education organization founded in April 1986 by the families of the astronauts tragically lost during the Challenger space shuttle mission. The Harlingen location is part of a growing network of approximately 50 Challenger Learning Centers located throughout the world and serves groups throughout the greater South Texas region.