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The Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling University

March 13

Dear Valued Customer,

The Challenger Learning Center of Wheeling University would like to update you regarding the health and well-being of our campus family as well as those visiting our facilities.  

Wheeling University has formed a COVID-19 task force that is in regular contact and communication with federal, state and local health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department. Up to date information can be found on the Coronavirus page on the University website.

The Challenger Learning Center has several plans of action in place at this time until further notice:

  • For those of you who experience the closing of your schools or the limited travel within your schools, we would like to be informed as soon as possible if you plan on cancelling your missions.  Please call 304-243-8740 or email
    • If your mission was paid in advance, we will issue a credit to your school that you can redeem within one year of the cancelled mission date.
  • For those who will conduct the missions and bring students to campus, we will take all precautionary measures against the possible spread of infection by secluding your students in the Challenger Learning Center area.
    • The Benedum Cafeteria will be open only for the campus population at this time.
      • To safeguard your students, you have the option of having lunch provided for you at the Challenger facility via the Aladdin Food Service (options attached).
      • Or you may bring bagged lunches to the Challenger Learning Center facility.
    • Campus tours are suspended until further notice.
  • Should the University close for any amount of time, we will contact you as soon as we are notified and provide whatever information we can.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this unpredictable time. If we can answer any other questions/concerns…. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.


The Challenger Crew

January 2020-June 2020 Dining Options

Micro astronauts Pizza Party- $4.30 per person
Price includes 2 pieces of pizza per person, a bottle of water, and a chocolate chip cookie
 ** Served in the Challenger Learning Center

Medium Pizza Party – $5.10 per person
Price includes 3 pieces of pizza per person, a bottle of water, and a chocolate chip cookie     
** Served in the Challenger Learning Center
***Add a Salad to either pizza party — add $1.00 per person

Basic Bagged Lunch– $5.60 per person
Priced includes Turkey and Cheese sandwich with mustard and mayonnaise packets on the side, small bag of chips, cookie and a bottle water
** Served at the Challenger Learning Center

**Unless notified within 72 hours of your group’s arrival of any cancellations, we will prepare food and charge you for the total number booked. **

Payment must be made in full to Aladdin Food Service at the time of service.

Please let our team know of any dietary concerns/food allergies so we can prepare appropriately.

Please contact Aladdin Food services directly to arrange dining options:

Mark West

Catering/Retail Manager
office 304-243-2285