Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, join us for a hands-on, family-friendly workshop featuring a STEAM topic: science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics. Discover new interests and engage in a fun-filled morning!
SCIturdays is generously sponsored in part by Centennial Bank.
Dates & Themes (Recommended for Ages 10 & Under and optional accompanying adult)
Saturday, March 10: Get Coding!
Coding is the new literacy! Use ScratchJr software to program your own interactive stories and games, design bracelets using binary code and explore sequencing, problem-solving and estimation by completing a maze with Bee-Bot robots.
Saturday, April 14: WeDo Nature
Become a robo-engineer! Use LEGO WeDo 2.0 kits, which combine LEGO bricks and kid-friendly software, to complete three lifelike constructions: a Venus Flytrap, Plants and Pollinators and Dancing Bees.
Saturday, May 12: Engineering Challenge
Dream Big! Sharpen your engineering skills and learn how to design a durable structure through trial & error challenges, build a large popsicle stick bridge and construct a tall tower out of straws.
Dates & Themes (Recommended for Ages 9 to 99)
Saturday, February 24: Kerbal Space Program: Mun or Bust!
Go on a mission of scientific discovery! Join the Kerbal Space Program in an attempt to reach the Mun, a large moon orbiting Kerbin, similar to Earth’s own moon and build a model of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS).
Saturday, March 24: Coding & Arduinos: LED Madness
Spark up some fun! Build a blinking light LED (Light Emitting Diode) using Arduino microcontroller kits and identify and decipher hidden messages using your “de-coding” skills.
Saturday, April 28: Robots: Dance Dance Robo-lution
It’s time for a dance-off! Learn how to use the E-Z robots, which feature vision capabilities, speech recognition, animations & artificial intelligence, to follow an object and tell the difference between various objects. Concludes with a robot dance contest.
Saturday, May 26: Soar into Summer: Multiplayer Flight Simulation
Clear for departure! Design and learn the science behind wingless paper airplanes, study the basics of flying, and get behind the controls of your own flight simulator. *No flight experience necessary.
Every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month
All programs 10:00am-12:00pm
The cost is $6 per person per program for registrations received before 12:00 p.m. the day before the program. The cost is $8 per person per program for registration received after 12:00 p.m. the day before the program. SCIturdays Annual Subscriptions are available for a discounted cost of $48 per person and include all programs listed above (all 2nd Saturday programs OR all 4th Saturday programs). Discounts cannot be combined and no other discounts apply. Cost includes all materials.
The registration form must be completed and submitted before 12:00 p.m. the day before the program to receive the discount ($6 or $48 for Annual Subscription). Registration is complete and confirmed on receipt of completed registration form and full payment. Programs are limited in size; therefore, registrations will be processed on a first-come, first serve basis. Registration after 12:00 p.m. the day before the program or at the door is accepted, if space permits, and costs $8 per person per program. You may
- download, complete, and return reservation form at the Challenger Learning Center in person
- download, complete, and fax (850.645.7784) completed reservation form to the Challenger Learning Center
DOWNLOAD RESERVATION FORM HERE OR fill out the online request form below:
No refunds will be offered for SCIturdays programs. For cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to any program, your registration fee may be applied to future SCIturdays programs.
All parents and authorized individuals must present photo identification when picking up your child(ren) and be listed as an authorized individual on the registration form.
Should you need additional information, please call (850) 645-7777, weekdays from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For content/curriculum information, contact our Education Manager at (850) 645-7787.