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.
From noon to 4 p.m. in the Museum at the Gateway Arch, visitors can earn a unique "Night Skies" patch with a National Park Service Ranger, take a selfie in the star-studded photo booth, and explore the constellations with the flight crew from the Challenger Learning Center! Nature Cat will also be at the park to celebrate National Kids to Parks Day.
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.
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.
Kids will learn how roller coasters work as they loop their own tracks for some speedy marble fun. Roller Coaster Engineering is for kids ages 8-12 and is a free workshop held at the St. Louis County Library. Registration is required.
Kids will get their whole body moving as they discover all the important things that let you move. An accomplished ballet dancer will make a special appearance at this free workshop. Registration is not necessary.