CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
We will continue to update this page with current information on our operational plans.
IMAX Theatre: In accordance with recommendations of the Governor of Florida and university administration, the Challenger Learning Center IMAX Theatre is temporarily closed until further notice. This closure affects all theatre-related programming, including Kids’ Free Day, commercial films, documentaries, field trips and any other regularly scheduled programming in the theatre.
Planetarium Theatre: In accordance with recommendations of the Governor of Florida and university administration, the Challenger Learning Center Planetarium Theatre is temporarily closed until further notice. This closure affects all theatre-related programming, including planetarium shows, Monthly Skies over Tallahassee, field trips and any other regularly scheduled programming in the theatre.
Camp Challenger: In accordance with recommendations from university administration, Camp Challenger spring camps (March 16-20, March 23 and April 10) are cancelled. We are offering full monetary refunds by request. Customers who do not wish to receive a monetary refund will receive a credit in the total amount paid toward future Camp Challenger programming.
SCIturdays: The SCIturdays programs scheduled for Saturday, March 14, Saturday, March 28, Saturday, April 11 and Saturday, April 25 are cancelled. We hope to resume SCIturdays programs in May, but this is contingent on our reopening date, which is to be determined. We are offering monetary refunds by request for SCIturdays pre-registration. Customers who do not wish to receive a monetary refund will receive a credit in the total amount paid toward future SCIturdays or Camp Challenger programming.
Kids’ Free Day: The Kids’ Free Day scheduled for Saturday, April 18 is cancelled. We hope to resume this program on Saturday, May 16, but this is contingent on our reopening date, which is to be determined.
Field Trips: At this time, all field trips will be handled on a case-by-case basis. We will be contacting all groups with Spring 2020 reservations.
Facility Rentals and Birthday Parties: All facility rentals and birthday parties through April 30 are cancelled. We will contact customers individually to discuss rescheduling and refund options.
Home School Days: Home School Days: Robot Roundup scheduled for Friday, April 10 is cancelled. We hope to resume Home School Days programs on Friday, May 8 with Home School Days: All About Mars, but this is contingent on our reopening date, which is to be determined. We are offering monetary refunds by request for Home School Days pre-registration. Customers who do not wish to receive a monetary refund will receive a credit in the total amount paid toward future Home School Days or Camp Challenger programming.
Monthly Skies over Tallahassee: The Monthly Skies over Tallahassee shows scheduled for Saturday, April 4 are cancelled. We hope to resume this program on Saturday, May 2, but this is contingent on our reopening date, which is to be determined.
The Challenger Learning Center team appreciates your support and understanding during this difficult time. Below are several ways you can support us during our closure:
1. Purchase a membership. By becoming a Challenger Learning Center member, you can take advantage of discounts on tickets, gift shop items and children’s camps, invitations to exclusive, members-only events, free admission to participating Association of Science and Technology Center museums and institutions, and much, much more! If you purchase a new membership during our closure, please note that your membership start date will be the day we reopen. www.ChallengerTLH.com/memberships
2. Sign up for Camp Challenger! As of right now, Camp Challenger summer programs will continue as scheduled. The CLC is actively monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation, and we will adapt our summer plans if necessary. In the chance we need to cancel summer programs, we will continue to be flexible with our customers and offer refunds or credits toward future programs. By signing up now, you secure your K-12 child’s spot in our STEAM-themed, engaging summer camp and provide us much needed revenue during this closure period. Register now at www.ChallengerTLH.com/summer-camps
3. Follow us/share on social media. A quick, easy way to support our organization is to like/follow us on social media! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ChallengerTLH. Invite your Facebook friends to like our page, and share/retweet our social content. This will help us to expand our reach and keep our organization top-of-mind during our closure. Find us online @ChallengerTLH!
4. Write a testimonial. Nothing is more valuable in telling our story than hearing it straight from the people who matter most: our loyal customers. Whether you are a frequent planetarium visitor, a Camp Challenger parent, an IMAX lover or a general supporter of our educational mission, we want to hear from you. We use testimonials on our website, in grant proposals, social media and other opportunities. Testimonials can be a length and topic of your choosing. You can submit these in the form of a Google review, a Facebook review, or they can be sent to email@example.com.
5. Make a donation. The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee is planning renovations to our IMAX theatre that will greatly enhance your movie experience. These renovations include new seating, flooring, signage, lighting and even a new IMAX screen. Your support in the quantity of $500 will cover the cost of purchasing and installing one new seat in the IMAX theatre. With your help, we can complete these necessary renovations to improve our movie experience for years to come. Revenue generated by the IMAX theatre supports the Challenger Learning Center’s STEAM outreach initiatives and educational programming in our 66-county service area. By submitting a pledge at www.ChallengerTLH.com/imax-renovations, you are bringing the vision for a new and improved IMAX theatre to reality.
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Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
The Challenger Learning Center is located on the beautiful Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee.