Birthday Parties

Book a birthday party at the Challenger Learning Center for an out-of-this-world experience that may inspire future astronauts!

AGES: 4 and up

DATES: Depending on Challenger Center availability, typically on Saturdays. Please use Birthday Party Request form below to submit a request. NOTE: At least 30 days' advance notice is needed. 

LENGTH: 2 hours

GROUP SIZE: Up to 12 children ($15 per additional child)

PRICE: $400 for Base Party Package

Why Challenger parties are special:

• A hands-on activity in our unique Mission Control simulator

• An exciting “happy birthday” laser experience in the Planetarium!

• Party guests will make and take home a gooey polymer (in a baggie) for take-home tactile fun!

Unique Party Favors (additional cost) 

Laser Viewers – $1.00

Astronaut Ice Cream – $4.00

Astronaut Birthday Party “Mission Specialist” Badges w/Printed Lanyards – $4.00


Parties are 2 hours, which includes the use of our laboratory (sink, tables and chairs provided). You supply the food, cake, decor and kids.

Our facility is open for the host and attendees to enter 15 minutes prior to party start time. (This allows our staff time to set up the party without having to supervise guests.)

Please be aware that we do need the party to begin promptly at the designated time, as our Center is used by a variety of groups. You may wish to give guests a 15-20 minute early window of arrival so that your party can start on time.

Call (219) 989-3250 to request your party!