Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana

Misson Statement: The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana part of a worldwide network of centers who provide STEM education and outreach for children. Our simulated space missions, workshops, camps, science lab experiences and other programs are aligned with state and national learning standards. We strive to engage students and teachers in dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities that strengthen knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), inspire students to pursue careers in these fields, and provide an outlet to learn and apply important life skills.

We provide hands-on educational experiences in science and engineering in a variety of settings, from our Mission Control and Spacecraft simulators to our Moonbase Explorers Apollo Room and our Lisa Austgen Science Lab. Additionally, our state-of-the art, domed digital Planetarium theater enhances our ability to accomplish our mission by offering visual experiences and learning opportunities with our interactive night sky program.

We strive to reach children in preschool through high school to introduce, examine, discover, explore, learn, grow and interact through a variety of STEM experiences. From our Underwater Astronaut Training Camp to the Rendezvous with a Comet misison, kids will leave our center excited and inspired. 

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Susan
Last Name: 
Petersen
Title: 
Lead Flight Director
Location: 
2300 173rd. St.
Hammond, IN 46323
United States
Fax: 219-989-3256
Program Details
Year Established: 
1999
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Girls served annually: 
8000
Boys served annually: 
8000
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Director
Location: 
2300 173rd. St.
United States
Fax: 5122321885
Slug: 
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