Curiosity and exploration walk hand in hand at our learning center.
The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana offers Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education as hands-on learning opportunities.
STEM education isn’t just for the kids; it can span from educators, to school groups, to businesses and even communities located in Indiana, Chicagoland, Illinois and Michigan. Come explore our out-of-this-world learning center.
Our STEM programs make math, science, technology and engineering a blast. There are many ways to get a Challenger Learning Center experience, including the following STEM programs:
When students walk into a Challenger Learning Center, they are transported to a cutting-edge Mission Control room and a high-tech Space Station. Whether the mission is flying to the Moon, intercepting a comet, visiting Mars or studying the Earth from the International Space Station, it’s an unforgettable learning experience they’re sure to talk about for years to come!
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We hear so many of our adult guests say, “I wish I could have done this when I was a kid!” We couldn’t agree more. Although we don’t have a time machine, we can give you a chance to try out a mission as an adult. Our date night missions are a perfect bonding opportunity. Bring your sweetie and fly to the Moon in February, or kiss under the stars in August.
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Bring your space explorers to experience the magic of the night sky as well as a variety of entertaining and educational shows under the dazzling display of the Robert H. Rivers Planetarium. Our 40-seat, full-dome theater has show options for groups of all ages. Check out our laser shows which are highly entertaining and energizing, featuring music for all kinds of tastes (U2, Led Zeppelin, Justin Bieber) set to a visual treat for your eyes.
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