Events

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Jan
25
Sat
2020
SCIturdays – 3D Design @ Challenger Learning Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Construct an animal-themed 3D carving, use 3D pens to create animal models, receive discounted admission to a movie and more. Finished 3D carves will be available for pickup after the movie.

Feb
1
Sat
2020
Free Planetarium Show – February Skies Over Tallahassee @ Challenger Learning Center
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” is created and presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society (TAS). The monthly sky over Tallahassee will be reviewed including prominent constellations, stars and planet positions. Audience interaction includes two holds for questions and a “sky test” of the evening sky.

Arrive early as there are only 128 planetarium seats. However, “Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” will be repeated at 11:00 a.m. for a reduced planetarium price of $3.00 for both children or adults and free for Challenger members.

“Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” is also included in the planetarium show schedule at the regular price including the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
SCIturdays – Drive on the Digestive Tract @ Challenger Learning Center
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2 PROGRAM TIMES: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages 10 and under
Take a look inside the human body! Use Ozobots and virtual reality (VR) to travel through the digestive system, explore how saltines change from starch to sugar and more.

Feb
14
Fri
2020
Home School Days – Cardiac Kids @ Challenger Learning Center
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

K-2: Feel the beat! Learn how to find a pulse, make a toilet paper roll stethoscope, complete a healthy heart challenge and more.
3-4: The heart, inside and out! Engage in a lesson on heart rate, write a heart haiku, experience circulatory system augmented reality (AR) and more.
Limited 5-8: Get your heart pumping! Experience circulatory system virtual reality (VR), dissect a heart, measure blood pressure and more.

Public Mission – Valentine’s Day on the Red Planet @ Challenger Learning Center
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Adults 21+ only

Search for life on Mars this Valentine’s Day in the space mission simulator! Register as a team of two and enjoy champagne, light hors d’oeuvre and chocolate on a mission to Mars. $20 upcharge per person.

Feb
17
Mon
2020
Camp Challenger: Heartbeat Heroes @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grades K-1 Get your heart pumping! Test your cardiac health, map arteries and veins, design a heart-healthy plate and more.

Grades 2-3 Blood, biology and the body! Experience circulatory system augmented reality (AR), play blood-clot tag, make wearable scabs and more.

Grades 4-5 Make your heart beat! Complete the Challenger Fitness Test, observe a heart dissection, examine cardiac tissue under digital microscopes and more.

Lunch included. Extended care available.

Feb
22
Sat
2020
SCIturdays – Animation Station @ Challenger Learning Center
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2 PROGRAM TIMES: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages 9-99
Discover the art of filmmaking! Develop a storyboard, create an animated short using LEGO Minifigures or StikBot, the stop-motion figurine, explore the rules of animation and more.

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Free Planetarium Show – March Skies Over Tallahassee @ Challenger Learning Center
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” is created and presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society (TAS). The monthly sky over Tallahassee will be reviewed including prominent constellations, stars and planet positions. Audience interaction includes two holds for questions and a “sky test” of the evening sky.

Arrive early as there are only 128 planetarium seats. However, “Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” will be repeated at 11:00 a.m. for a reduced planetarium price of $3.00 for both children or adults and free for Challenger members.

“Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” is also included in the planetarium show schedule at the regular price including the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

Mar
13
Fri
2020
Home School Days – Survival Science @ Challenger Learning Center
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

K-2: Staying alive! Learn the components it takes for animals to survive in nature, design a shaded shelter, study the warming effects of the sun and more.
3-4: Survival of the fittest! Conduct experiments to test different shelters, use engineering design to overcome obstacles in the Amazon and more.
Limited 5-8: Drink up! Study the importance of water to all life on Earth, explore water desalination, do a water remediation lab and more.

Mar
14
Sat
2020
SCIturdays – Power On @ Challenger Learning Center
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2 PROGRAM TIMES: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages 10 and under
It’s electric! Discover properties of electricity using Snap Circuits and Squishy Circuits, make a fruit or vegetable piano using Makey Makey invention kits and more.

Mar
28
Sat
2020
SCIturdays – Podcasting 101 @ Challenger Learning Center
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2 PROGRAM TIMES: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages 9-99
Love to talk about your interests? Learn podcasting basics and technology, record a full podcast from start to finish on your favorite topic and more.

Apr
4
Sat
2020
Free Planetarium Show – April Skies Over Tallahassee @ Challenger Learning Center
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” is created and presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society (TAS). The monthly sky over Tallahassee will be reviewed including prominent constellations, stars and planet positions. Audience interaction includes two holds for questions and a “sky test” of the evening sky.

Arrive early as there are only 128 planetarium seats. However, “Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” will be repeated at 11:00 a.m. for a reduced planetarium price of $3.00 for both children or adults and free for Challenger members.

“Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” is also included in the planetarium show schedule at the regular price including the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

Apr
10
Fri
2020
Home School Days – Robot Roundup @ Challenger Learning Center
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

FULL K-2: Become a robotics engineer! Explore high-tech Sphero robots, complete a bridge challenge, design a robot maze with Ozobots and more.
3-4: Think like an engineer! Design and test a contraption in which a Sphero robot will carry a load of pennies across a body of water and more.
Limited 5-8: Go for gold! Get ready for the 2020 Olympics and explore flags of the world by making a course for Sphero robots and more.

Apr
11
Sat
2020
SCIturdays – Coding Challenge @ Challenger Learning Center
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2 PROGRAM TIMES: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages 10 and under
Speak a new language! Learn to code using Dash & Dot toy robots, pocket-sized Ozobots and high-tech Sphero robots, complete robotics challenges and more.

Apr
25
Sat
2020
SCIturdays – Minecraft Mechanics @ Challenger Learning Center
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2 PROGRAM TIMES: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Ages 9-99
Challenge your design skills! Explore Minecraft 2D Pixel Art, complete a build using fractals, work together to design a castle and more.

May
2
Sat
2020
Free Planetarium Show – May Skies Over Tallahassee @ Challenger Learning Center
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” is created and presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society (TAS). The monthly sky over Tallahassee will be reviewed including prominent constellations, stars and planet positions. Audience interaction includes two holds for questions and a “sky test” of the evening sky.

Arrive early as there are only 128 planetarium seats. However, “Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” will be repeated at 11:00 a.m. for a reduced planetarium price of $3.00 for both children or adults and free for Challenger members.

“Monthly Skies over Tallahassee” is also included in the planetarium show schedule at the regular price including the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

May
8
Fri
2020
Home School Days – All About Mars @ Challenger Learning Center
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Limited K-2: Take off to Mars! Learn about the Mars 2020 rover, create a model of the solar system, build an edible rover and more.
3-4: Become an astronomer! Learn planet sizes using models of Earth, Mars and Earth’s moon, use the Challenger Rover app to explore Martian geology and more.
5-8: Travel around the Sun! Examine the sizes of Earth, Mars and Earth’s moon using models, use the Challenger Rover app to explore Mars, study concepts of gravity and escape velocity and more.

May
9
Sat
2020
SCIturdays – Explore Mars @ Challenger Learning Center
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2 PROGRAM TIMES: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages 10 and under
Mars 2020 is coming! Become an astronaut in the Mars Explorers mission simulation, become an expert on the planet Mars and more.

May
23
Sat
2020
SCIturdays – Mars 2020 @ Challenger Learning Center
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2 PROGRAM TIMES: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages 9-99
Put your robotics skills to the test! Program EV3 robots to complete challenges unique to unexplored planetary bodies, prepare for the launch of the Mars 2020 rover and more.

May
30
Sat
2020
Public Mission – Expedition Mars @ Challenger Learning Center
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Recommended for grades 6 & up; under 4th grade requires a paid accompanying adult

Set in the future when humans have established mission control on the Martian Moon Phobos, spacecraft astronauts are on a mission to the surface of Mars to search evidence of life. They find themselves in a high-risk situation and must work together to complete the mission.