The Challenger Learning Center - St. Louis provides simulated space missions and other "out of this world," hands-on educational programs that emphasize teamwork, communication, and creative problem-solving skills. Programs are available for schools, community groups, corporations and the general public.
The Challanger Learning Center is part of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, an international not-for-profit education organization founded in April, 1986, by the families of the astronauts tragically lost during the Challenger space shuttle mission. It is locally operated through a partnership of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, the Saint Louis Science Center and Education Plus.
Visitors will find lots of learning (and fun!) opportunities at the Challenger Learning Center, such as unique summer camps (Astronaut Training camp, Aquatic Robotics, Mars Camp, Innovators TechShop, just to name a few), STEM-based school programs, Simulated Space Missions for all ages, including Voyage to Mars, Return to the Moon, Jr Astronauts: Mystery in Space and many more.
Find your mission and spark your child's imagination at the Challenger Learning Center! Visit challengerstl.org to start planning your out-of-this-world fun!
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience.
Your child is old enough to start kindergarten, but is he or she ready? Are you? At this special presentation, both you and your child will get a brief overview of what is expected before your child even enters the classroom. You'll also receive a free backpack and school supplies. Registration is required.
Read to a friendly therapy dog from DUO Dogs, Inc. After the story, the dog's handler will answer any questions kids have about therapy dogs, pet care and more. For ages 3-11. Registration is required for this free program.