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!
Have your family play the role of secret agents to crack the case! Spend time together enjoying games and activities that challenge you to solve a range of mysteries.
Kids and teens ages 6-15 can practice and explore a variety of obstacles, fine tune their skills on a single obstacle, or practice running the customizable courses at Ultimate Ninjas Open Play. Registration is recommended.
Put on your black light reflective gear and head to Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym for Cosmic Climb! This out-of-this-world climb is held on the third Friday of each month.