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Curiosity and exploration walk hand-in-hand at our learning center!

The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is Chicagoland's premiere Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facility for field trips and more. From our famous simulated space missions to hands-on workshops, labs, summer camps and planetarium experiences, we offer unique learning opportunities for children of all ages as well as STEM resources and curriculum for their teachers.  

Our flagship missions give middle-school students a glimpse into the future, as they try their hand at a day in the life of a scientist, engineer, researcher and more on a simulated space mission. With the careers in these fields at the forefront of our highly technical future, we know that experiences like these are effective in guiding future study and career choices.

Not a kid? Our corporate mission will challenge your team to use their problem solving, teamwork and communication skills to complete a fun and interactive space mission! 

There are many ways to have a Challenger Learning Center experience. Click on the photos below for more information about our different program options:

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Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is closed until further notice. All public events, mobile education programs and school field trips are postponed at this time. We feel this decision is in the best interest of our community, guests, colleagues and volunteers and is in line with our regional leaders’ efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to monitor the situation and follow guidance from our local public health authorities. We look forward to the day when we can safely welcome you back to Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana.