Exciting, Hands-On Houston Team Building Experiences for Corporate Groups
BP America Challenger Learning Center
Become mission controllers and astronauts as your employees fly a Mission to Mars at the BP America Challenger Learning Center!
In the year 2076, the United States is ready to take the next big leap in space exploration. After successfully operating a base on the Moon, called New Tranquility Base, the time has come to send a group of scientists to the planet Mars. The mission has been named Operation: LEAPFROG – Lunar Exchange And Preparation For Research On-Going, and has two phases. During Phase One, the New Tranquility Base lunar colonists must act as Mission Control to bring their replacements from Earth orbit to the Moon for a crew exchange. After landing, Phase Two begins with new mission controllers and new astronauts ready to begin the journey to Mars. The mission is completed with a successful landing on Chryse Planitia, the Golden Plains of Mars. Along the way, astronauts must complete experiments and make certain the ship is functioning properly. Mission controllers must track information, do research, and ensure the safety of the crew. The success of the mission relies on responsibility, teamwork, communications, and good decision-making.
How Will the Challenger Center Help Your Company?
The BP America Challenger Learning Center is a model of your company: Mission Control is the home office, handling information and tracking the progress of the astronauts. On board the space ship, the astronauts are their off-site counterparts who do the hands-on experimental and engineering work. Neither group can get their job done without the other. In the mission there are teams with different duties, information to be shared, people that must rely on each other, and a common goal of success – just like in the workplace.
Does your business count on teamwork, timely project completion and smoothly flowing communication?
So does a successful mission into outer space! At the BP America Challenger Learning Center, participants must use their workplace skills such as teamwork, communication, prioritizing and problem-solving to achieve their goal of a successful mission.
Have you ever had to wait on information from a coworker?
On the SS Legacy, a science officer must finish his experiments, but nothing can get done until his mission controller passes on the proper information.
Has anything ever gone wrong at work, forcing employees to go into “damage control” and make quick decisions to recover?
On your Mars Transport spacecraft, plenty of emergency situations can occur, from human errors to natural phenomena, and it’s up to Mission Control to guide the crew through any needed repairs.
Have you ever been in a situation where there seems to be no right answer?
Your astronauts may encounter a dilemma where the fate of the world rests in one team’s hands.
Download the Corporate Team Building Brochure
Schedule a Mission for Your Team
Challenger Team Building Missions can be scheduled in the morning, afternoon, or evening. There are different versions of the activity to fit your group size and needs. The Museum of Natural Science has space available for meetings or meals and options of caterers to serve you.
Prepare for Your Mission
Download the Corporate Mission Prep Packet.
Ready to Book?
After you have booked your team-building activity, use Corporate Mission Prep Packet to prepare for your Mission.
BP America Challenger Learning Center Corporate Teambuilding Missions
Mission to the Moon and Mars
Team roles: astronauts & mission controllers
Group size: 14 – 40
Time needed: 2 - 2.5 hours
Mission to Mars
Team roles: astronauts
Group size: 12 – 23
Time needed: 1 - 1.5 hours
Fossil Dig Expedition
Join HMNS paleontologists and geologists on a fossil dig on the banks of the Brazos River. Hunt for ancient marine creatures that lived 56 million years ago—when Texas was underwater. Fossils at the site include numerous types of mollusks as well as shark teeth and fish bones. Everyone is guaranteed to find fossils!
Group size: up to 30