BANGOR - Ten years later and almost 60,000 students passing through, the Challenger Learning Center of Maine has evolved into a statewide success.
Wednesday the center celebrated those ten years with it's annual space day open house.
Kids and parents were able to simulate working in a control room, as well as learn more from the special guests on hand and remark on the progress of the center.
"To be here ten years later and have public events where we've actually had to turn people away is amazing," Susan Jonason, Executive Director of the center, says. "We see new faces all the time, but then people who come back also. It's really exciting to see the momentum."
"It's really exciting to learn a lot about science," Katrina, of Hampden, says.
Also in attendance were several robots, those from the brewer robotics team and, of course, the internationally known R2-D2.
The center hopes those who have yet to swing by visit the website for future programs it plans to hold.