Every second Friday of the month during the fall and spring, the CLC offers a 3-hour hands-on STEAM program for students in home school. Join us for a fun-filled morning, learning new skills and discovering new interests!

The Challenger Learning Center is a part of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and as a campus facility, face coverings are required in all indoor facilities. Individuals will not be permitted to attend face-to-face classes, take part in other events or access services indoors without the proper face coverings. For more information, visit the CDC’s guidelines on How to Wear Masks.

Dates & Themes (Recommended for Grades K-8)

Friday, November 13, 2020 (Virtual) or Friday, November 20, 2020 (On-site at CLC): Food, Feast and Fun

Thanksgiving is a celebration of thanks, a day to remember the people and things we are most thankful for…it is also a day of fun and FOOD! We will explore the sciences behind food: physical, microbial and chemical, as well as the biology of taste. Feed yourself, or your family, with some yummy science experiments as you explore the properties and fermentation of yeast by making your own bread dough and the chemistry of microwave popcorn.

Friday, December 11, 2020 (Virtual) or Friday, December 18, 2020 (On-site at CLC): Winter Wonderland – Solstice, Stars and Sunlight

Winter lights and sights are coming! Learn the science, history and significance of the winter solstice and why our days are shorter in the winter. Explore the properties of the Sun, stars, auroras, and various light waves through the creation of edible models, luminaries and hands-on activities.

DELIVERY METHOD: At this time, Home School Day programs will be held virtually, or on-site at the CLC (see Dates & Themes section above).

MATERIALS: Home School Day material packets will be available for pick up the day prior to the program at the Challenger Learning Center for virtual participants.

COST: The cost is $10 per student per program for registrations received before 12:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program. The cost is $15 per student per program for registrations received after 12:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program. CLC Family Membership Holders receive a 10% discount on individual programs.

PRE-REGISTRATION: The registration form must be completed and submitted before 12:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program to receive the discounted price of $10. 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 Wednesday before the program is also accepted, if space permits, and costs $15 per student per program. On-site, day-of payments for program will not be accepted at this time.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: No refunds will be offered for Home School Days programs. For cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to the program, the payment may be applied to future Home School Days programs.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Should you need additional information, please call (850) 645–7777, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For content/curriculum information, contact our Education Manager, (850) 645–7787.

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200 S. Duval Street Tallahassee, FL 32301  850-645-7796
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Open from 10am to 10pm
12pm to 10pm Sundays

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

The Challenger Learning Center is located on the beautiful Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee.