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Tours & Presentations

Class on a Mission at the CLC

Enjoy an on-site tour of the Challenger Learning Center or off-site interactive presentation for your class, team, or group.

  • Spacewalk-Through 

    In this free, 10-minute walking tour, you'll see what makes up the Challenger Learning Center. See Mission Control, the Athena Transport Module, Discovery Lab, and more. 

    Lift-Off to the Moon 

    In this 30-minute tour, get a behind-the-scenes look inside the Challenger Learning Center. See the facilities, with stops at Mission Control and the space simulators. Once there, enjoy a flight to space in the Athena Transport Module. Learn about the programs the CLC offers and what kind of “astronaut training” is required for a simulated space mission. 

    Flight to the Planets 

    In this 30-minute tour, "blast off" in the Athena spacecraft simulator and visit various planets in the solar system. Ask questions and learn fun facts about your favorite celestial bodies in this interactive presentation. 

    *please indicate which tour you're choosing on the registration form 

  • Super-Spacesuit

    In this 30-minute interactive presentation, learn how astronauts survive the harsh environment of space...with their super-spacesuits! See how the design of the spacesuit has evolved over time and explore what each piece of the spacesuit does in a live, try-on demonstration. 

    Space Food 

    In this 30-minute presentation, learn what makes up a space menu, along with how food has to be prepared to be space-ready. Hold real space food, play "guess-the-food," and mix up a space drink of your own. 

    Customized 

    The Challenger Learning Center staff can create a customized presentation for your group upon request. Please call (309) 268-8700 to inquire. 

    *please indicate which presentation you're choosing in the comments on the registration form 

  • Newton's Go for Launch Rockets 

    In this 30-minute interactive activity, explore Newton's Laws of Motion to discover how it DOES take rocket science to send someone to space. Enjoy a demonstration, then assemble and fly your own air-powered rocket! 

    Customized

    The Challenger Learning Center staff can create a customized activity for your group upon request. Please call (309) 268-8700 to inquire. 

  • Program Group Size Ages Time Cost
    Spacewalk-Through 1-15 5+ 10 minutes Free
    Lift-Off to the Moon OR Flight to the Planets 1-15 5+ 30 minutes Up to 5 = $30
    6-15 = $5/ ea add'l person
    Lift-Off to the Moon OR Flight to the Planets AND Activity  1-30 5+ 60 minutes Up to 5 = $60
    6-30 = $8/ea add'l person
     
    Lift-Off to the Moon OR Flight to the Planets AND Presentation 1-30 5+ 60 minutes Up to 5 = $90
     6-30, $10/ea add'l person
    Lift-Off to the Moon OR Flight to the Planets AND Presentation AND Activity 1-30 5+ 90 minutes Up to 5 = $120
     6-30 = 15, ea add'l person
    Customized Tour or Presentation Varies Varies Varies Contact CLC
  • Program Group Size Ages Time Cost
    Offsite Presentation
    (less than 30 miles)
    1-50 3 and Up 30 minutes $120, plus mileage
    Offsite Presentation and Activity
    (less than 30 miles)
    1-50 3 and Up 60 minutes $160, plus mileage
    Offsite Presentation
    (31-60 miles)
    1-50 3 and Up 30 minutes $200, plus mileage
    Offsite Presentation and Activity
    (31-60 miles)
    1-50 3 and Up 60 minutes $240, plus mileage
    Offsite Presentation
    (61-90 miles)
    1-50 3 and Up 30 minutes $280, plus mileage
    Offsite Presentation and Activity
    (61-90 miles)
    1-50 3 and Up 60 minutes $320, plus mileage
    Customized Presentation Varies Varies Varies Contact CLC

Contact Us

Challenger Learning Center
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8700
Fax: 309-268-7984
Emailclc@heartland.edu