Before 2012, the Challenger Learning Center in San Antonio was located on the former Brooks Air Force Base. Then it moved onto the San Antonio College campus and became part of the Scobee Education Center.
The Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults alike by fostering a love for science, technology, and astronomy through hands-on experiences and programs at the Challenger Learning Center and Scobee Planetarium. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for educational and community resources, accessible to all, through a focus on scientific literacy and life-changing learning, thereby fostering family well-being and regional economic development.
As a hub for science, technology, engineering, and math education in San Antonio, the Scobee Education Center inspires students of all ages to learn and use space science knowledge, problem-solving skills, teamwork, communication, and applied math in hands-on and minds-on experiential education.
Scobee Education Center was established on the campus of San Antonio College in memory of the lives given by the seven crew members of the Space Shuttle Challenger STS-51L “Teacher in Space” mission. We carry on the crew’s educational mission to spark youth interest and joy in science and engineering. The center is named after the Francis R. (Dick) Scobee family: Commander Scobee, his widow Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, and their children Kathie Scobee Fulgham and Maj. Gen. Richard W. Scobee. Dick and June Scobee both attended San Antonio College.