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The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana offers STEM learning opportunities for educators, school groups, businesses and communities located in Indiana, Chicagoland, Illinois and Michigan. We invite you to Explore our Space!

There are many ways to enjoy a Challenger Learning Center science experience!

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Simulated Space Missions

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, students experience an engaging, dynamic, simulated learning environment.


Date Night Events for Grownups

We hear so many of our adult guests say: “I wish I could have done this when I was a kid!”  We agree!  But since 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 for couples to try something unique and totally out-of-this-world!


New! Miles from Tomorrowland Planet Preschool Program

Children ages 3-6 and their adult partners will explore science in a BLASTASTIC way in our Apollo Room, with stations set up to let them DRAW, CREATE, EXPLORE and BLAST OFF!


Book a Visit to Our Planetarium

Bring your space explorers to experience the magic of the night sky and a variety of entertaining and educational shows under the dazzling display of the Robert H. Rivers Planetarium. Our 40-seat theater has show options for school groups of all ages, while assisting teachers in addressing many learning goals from science to history, language arts and beyond!