Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Learning Center's 15-Year Anniversary Community Celebration

Join the Challenger Learning Center in celebration of its 15-year anniversary! This celebration is a community event for all ages, and includes simulated space missions, drone demonstrations, hands-on activities for kids and a screening of the film Earthrise. Admission also includes lunch! Visitors will also see the winners and entries of the Center's logo design competition and rocket design competition. 

 

 

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Challenger Learning Center to Mark 15th Year with Community Celebration, Logo Contest

On Saturday, November 3, the Challenger Learning Center will celebrate 15 years of bringing the wonders of space and STEM to local kids with a free community event. But before lift-off this fall, the Center is hosting a special logo competition that will give one young artist the chance to put their stamp on history.

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Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center

You and your kids can learn about space, science, the solar system and lots more in a fun, hands-on way during Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center. Simulated Space missions are geared for families with kids ages 6 and up, and some for families with kids ages 11 and up.

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Challenger Learning Center Summer Space Adventures

Aspiring astronauts, scientists and engineers ages 8-18 will have a "blast" at the award-winning Challenger Learning Center where they can explore space, science, art, and technology through simulated space missions and other out-of-this-world activities. 

Space adventurers can travel to the Moon or Mars, explore Comets, or train in an underwater environment in SCUBA gear. Future engineers can design, build and inhabit a life-size lunar colony or build remote-controlled rovers and rockets with 3D printed parts. Specialty camps include: Advanced Rocketeering, Sports in Space, Aquatic Robotics, and Innovators Workshop.

Camp Weeks:
June 4 - 8
June 11 - 15
June 18 - 22
June 25 - 29
July 2 - 6
July 9 - 13
July 16 - 20
July 23 - 27
July 30 - August 3
August 6 - 10
Earth Day Open House at the Challenger Learning Center

Tour the Challenger Learning Center to celebrate Earth Day. Preview the newest simulated space mission at the center: Earth Odyssey, and take part in hands-on activities, like the new Wind Turbine Design Challenge workshop, then enjoy snacks, environmental activites and giveaways.

2 to 6 p.m. Free, but registration is requested.

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Family Workshop at the Challenger Learning Center

The Challenger Learning Center, known for offering 'out-of-this-world' science learning for kids, is offering Family Workshops this spring. Workshops are designed for parents and children to work together on aerospace, aviation and engineering-themed projects.

Workshops include all supplies and materials to build a rocket, robot or model airplane. Spaces are limited and reservations are required.

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Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018

Experience the holiday lights in Tilles Park, where you'll find thousands of beautiful holiday lights and animated displays designed by St. Louis County Parks employees. You can drive through Winter Wonderland evenings from 5:30-9:30 p.m. except Mondays (for Winter Wonderland Walk only) and Saturdays (for carriage rides only).

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School's Out Camp Create
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

School's Out Camp Create offers families a fun, creative and enriching option when school is out of session. Single-day camps are led by Artscope's professional teaching artists. Extended care is available until 6 p.m.

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Books and Butterflies

Experience this storytelling adventure at The Butterfly House. Your little ones will enjoy fun storytime readings with some very special guests. Books and Butterflies is included with Butterfly House admission.

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