Buehler Challenger & Science Center

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Basic Information

Address: Buehler Challenger & Science Center 400 Paramus Road, Lot C Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone Number: 201-251-8589

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Buehler Challenger & Science Center
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Additional Information

Grade Levels:
Program Type:

STEM Education
Schools Programs:
5th-8th Grade: Simulated Space Missions & Design Challenges
3rd-4th Grade: B.L.A.S.T. - Building & Learning Around Science & Technology
1st-2nd Grade: Astronaut Adventure
Teacher Professional Development also available.
Additional Programs:
Summer Camp
Full Missions & Mini-Missions: For groups in 5th grade & above.

Additional Information:

More than half a million students and teachers across the United States, Canada and South Korea will experience the excitement of space exploration this year as part of Challenger Center simulation programs.  Challenger Center for Space Science Education was founded in 1986 by the families of the seven Challenger 51-L astronauts to carry on their mission of exploration and education. The Buehler Challenger & Science Center, in Paramus, NJ, has been dedicated to inspiring students, educators and the community in the pursuit of scientific education for 28 years now. Offering 5th graders and up the next best thing to actual space flight, the Center has two simulators.  Each simulator includes a Mission Control room, designed after NASA Johnson Space Center and a Space Station Laboratory. Here, students work on different teams to monitor life support, conduct experiments and investigations, implement navigation orders, and more.  In this dynamic environment, students use principles of science, mathematics and technology to complete their tasks.  To maximize this experience, teachers are required to attend a pre-mission workshop and will receive curriculum to be able to prepare their students for their Challenger mission.
Students in Grades 1-4 participate in engaging hands-on space science experiments and activities designed to provide your class with a broad enriching experience.
Call now to experience a field trip that is… out of this world!

Registration for the 2022-23 school year is open! Call or email for information.
Summer Camp 2022 registration is open.  All reservations are taken by phone.  Call to sign up.