Our MISSION is educating and inspiring the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Kenai, AK

Simulated Space Missions, STEM Workshops, Camps, Virtual Classes, Coldwater and Land Survival, HUET Training, Team Building…
We are dedicated to Alaska’s STEM education and future generations in workforce development!

Donations, both corporate and individual along with program sponsorships are a vital and necessary element to our operation funding.

Educational Innovation

Challenger is all for lively, inspirational, and creative thinking through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). We are Alaska's center for unique educational programs for students of all ages, adults, businesses, and all our great communities...

THANK YOU Marathon Petroleum for being a Platinum Sponsor

Continuing to support youth STEM education at KPBSD! 
Sponsoring 25 Simulated Missions for KPBSD 5 & 6 Grade Classes!
2022-2023 School Year,  For Full Press Release

Learn About Us!

See what makes Alaska's Challenger special, meet the team and why we continue the mission of the iconic Challenger Shuttle...

Our Venue

Host your event in a beautiful space, throw a party, or sleep in our shuttle themed dorms...

Survival Training

We have a number of certified, commercial, recreational and youth survival trainings. Proudly supporting the training needs of our offshore work-force, local and state communities...  


Corporate Programs

Adults can have fun too! Bring your group to Challenger for team building, a simulated space mission or a retreat...

Recent Blog Posts

Our Big Event!

Our Big Event! Registration and Tickets now Open! Amazing Geo-Challenge...

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Marnie Olcott, CEO and Suzanne Phillips, Director of Educational Operations, discussing appreciations of winning the Arthur C Clarke Award and the Program that won it.

Alise Arnold, from Eagle River, visited the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska and now is going to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, for Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics degree! Listen to her Interview with Merrill Sikorski.

CEO, Marnie Olcott talks about Alaska Challenger’s 20th Anniversary!

Caring for the Kenai, 2020 Winner Anna Devolld, a Connections Student, giving her thanks to the opportunities that opened up to her because of this program and the support of our community.