Open Daily:
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Current Time:
9:57 AM
Directions:
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
KSCInfo@LouisvilleKY.gov
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week, 9:30AM-5PM. Save $3 when you purchase tickets at least 24 hours in advance.

Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Learning CenterTravel the Universe and learn about space exploration without leaving Earth. Challenger Learning Center, located at the Academy @ Shawnee, offers space mission simulations that give students the chance to experience space travel first-hand. Students work in teams to solve real-world problems and practice the skills utilized by the astronauts, scientists, and engineers who ensure each space mission’s success.

Grades 4-12 • 8-30 students
  • Duration
    150 minutes
  • Cost Per Mission
    $400

Expedition Mars

Work as a team to land on the Martian surface and seek out evidence of life and water while locating missing satellites and checking radiation levels.

Your mission: land on the Martian surface to seek out evidence of life and water. Working closely as a team, your students will reprogram communications satellites, calculate and plot a course to Mars, test soil, and examine Martian rocks using robotic arms, monitor the health of the crew, locate missing satellites, and check radiation levels.

Kentucky Academic Standards:

5th Grade Middle School High School
ELA W.5.7 RST.6-8.9 W.2.8
Science 5-ESS1-2 06-ESS1-3 ESS1-2
Math MP.2, MP.5 7.EE.B4 MP.4

 

*NEW* Return to the Moon

It’s 2025, and your team of astronauts must work together to establish a permanent lunar base while avoiding meteor showers and other hazards.

Your team will head to the moon and search for potential sources of water, and learn about lunar science. Students will search for valuable building materials like iron and titanium, track exoplanets in nearby star systems, and ensure the health and safety of the crew. Members of your crew will also construct and launch a rover to the lunar surface to search for ore and water.

Kentucky Academic Standards:

5th Grade Middle School High School
ELA W.5.7 RST.6-8.9 W.2.8
Science 5-ESS1-1 06-ESS1-1 ESS1-4
Math MP.5 7.EE.B4 MP.4