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Field Trips Tips to the Challenger Learning Center

 

 

Download a printable version of these field trip tips by clicking here.

Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes before your first scheduled event. All programs start promptly. Late arrivals may result in missed or shortened IMAX/Dome shows or missions. There are no refunds for missed or late arrivals. Please call the box office at 850.645.7796 if you are running late.

Buses: Buses should pull into the bus ramp on College Ave.  Enter the bus ramp by traveling South on Bronough St. and turning left onto College Ave.  The bus ramp will be on the immediate right (see map).  The bus ramp is for drop off and pick up only.  Parking is available at the Leon County Civic Center (free for Leon County Schools; $35 for all other buses), the Governor’s Square Mall, or in the free parking lot at the corner of Gaines Street and Duval Street. Click here for more location and parking information.

Teachers: You will receive one free teacher ticket to the IMAX and/or Dome show for each ten students in your group. If the number of students is reduced then the number of free teachers is also reduced.

Special Needs: Please let us know, in advance, of any students with special needs.

Gift Shop/Concessions: If you are planning to visit the concession stand before your first activity, please arrive 30 minutes early.

Lunch: Students may bring a bag lunch or purchase lunch from our concession stand. Click here for more information. Discounted concession packages are available by pre-ordering. Please place pre-orders no later than 72 hours before your visit. Fax your order to 850.645.7784 or call the Group Sales Coordinator at 850.645.7777.

Educator’s guides and State Standards for IMAX/Dome shows and Missions: These are available to download from our Web site here. We encourage you to take advantage of these free materials, which contain activities that will enhance your students’ experience.

Crew Manifests: Please fax your crew manifest to us no later than 72 hours before your mission. Our fax number is 850.645.7784. Crew manifests are available to download from our Web site here.

Pre-Visit Activities: We encourage you to do as much in-classroom preparation as possible. For example, a mission patch is a wonderful way for the students to get excited about their “mission.”

Questions: Please call the Group Sales Coordinator at 850.645.7777.