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.

2021 Spring Dates & Themes (Recommended for Grades K-8)


Friday, January 15, 2021 (On-site at CLC): Arctic Adventures

K-3: We’re off to the Arctic! Compete in an ice fishing challenge, craft a paper plate Arctic fox, learn how Arctic animals stay dry and more.

4-8: Explore extreme ecosystems! Create an Arctic food web, research hibernation and migration, learn why polar bears are white and more.

Friday, February 12, 2021 (Virtual) or Friday, February 19, 2021 (On-site at CLC): Destination Mars

K-3: Blast off to Mars! Create your own Mars volcano, program the Mars Perseverance to find and analyze Martian rocks and more.

4-8: Take an action-packed adventure! Fly a simulated space mission, identify the potential for life on Mars with spectroscopy and more.

Friday, March 12, 2021 (Virtual) or Friday, March 19, 2021 (On-site at CLC): Weather Whiz

K-3: Take a crash course in meteorology! Investigate different types of clouds, create a disaster preparedness kit, build a weather vane and more.

4-8: Forecast the future! Explore hurricanes with digital simulation, discover the science of tornadoes with tornado tubes, forecast severe weather and more.

Friday, April 9, 2021 (Virtual) or Friday, April 16, 2021 (On-site at CLC): Chemistry of Color

K-3: Taste the rainbow! Change the color of water using only your breath, design a bookmark using natural dyes, experiment with chromatography and more.

4-8: Create art with chemistry! Design with natural dyes from insects and plants, complete Christa McAuliffe’s chromatography lesson and more.

Friday, May 14, 2021 (Virtual) or Friday, May 21, 2021 (On-site at CLC): To the Moon

K-3: Prepare for a lunar landing! Play Moon BINGO, build a moon phases slider, learn about the Space Launch System (SLS) and more.

4-8: Fly to the moon! Experience a simulated space mission, design a mission patch, explore the moon, tides and more.

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.