Every second Friday of the month during the school year, 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 Home School Dates and Themes (Recommended for Grades K-8)

Friday, August 13, 2021: Rocking Robots

K-8 grade appropriate activities may include: Use Cubetto blocks to learn the basics of coding. Make a binary code bracelet with your initials. Make an Ozobot follow your directions with colorful coding; use LEGO EV3 robots and design a robotic arm while learning about space exploration, and participate in a space challenge.

Friday, September 10, 2021: Pollution Prevention

K-8 grade appropriate activities may include: Explore noise pollution and learn how noise affects your ears; discover how ocean pollution affects sea turtles; learn about World Cleanup Day. Explore natural forms of pollution through erosion and sediment pollution; learn how NASA scientists use observations from Earth and space to monitor changes; explore ocean pollution and its effect on sea turtles.

Friday, October 8, 2021: Telescopes and More

K-8 grade appropriate activities may include: Build the Webb Telescope mirror model; learn about infrared radiation and how humans can detect infrared energy and the electromagnetic spectrum. Explore the life cycle of a massive star; compare the James Webb and Hubble telescopes to simple telescopes and learn about the infrared world.

Friday, November 12, 2021: Asteroids, Comets and Meteoroids, Oh MY!

K-8 grade appropriate activities my include: Participate in Asteroid Explorer mission; make a comet on a stick, watch a demo of a dry ice comet; explore differences between meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids. Participate in a Comet Explorer mission, play a Meteorite board game, learn about the NASA NEA Scout Cubesat mission and updated information about Osiris-Rex mission.

Friday, December 10, 2021: Let there be light (and electricity)!

K-8 grade appropriate activities may include: Explore electricity and light with Snap Circuits; make a light headband with conductive paint. Build 3D light structures and make a Snap Circuit arcade; learn the difference between parallel and series circuits and how holiday lights are affected.



DELIVERY METHOD: Home School Day programs are held on-site at the CLC (see Dates & Themes section above).

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. Homeschool Days participants must be signed out before 12:15 p.m. to avoid a $1/minute late charge.

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.



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.