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!
People of all abilities can enjoy the popular U.S Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo during Sensory Night, which offers quiet areas and trained Zoo staff to assist families.
U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo is back for another beautifully lit season. Your family can stroll through the Zoo grounds surrounded by a million lights! Visitors will see animated light displays, enjoy fireside stories, campfire s'mores, fun photo opportunities, the Conservation Carousel, 4-D Polar Express Experience and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland. Parking is free.
Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.