Science happens Saturdays at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, join us for a hands-on, family-friendly workshop featuring a STEAM topic: science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics. Discover new interests and engage in a fun-filled morning!

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Dates and Themes

Recommended for ages 10 and under; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.

June 11, 2022: Getting Ready for Summer…Solstice!

Celebrate the summer sun season through age-appropriate activities that may include: create reasons for the seasons tree art, design and fabricate a summer sun catcher, and build a sundial.

July 9, 2022:  Explosive Elements!

Learn about the periodic table of elements and which ones can create a bang! Some age-appropriate activities may include: experiment with exploding elements such as alkali metals in water, diet coke and mentos, baking soda and vinegar, elephant toothpaste, bottle rockets, and discover what elements make the different colors in fireworks.

August 13, 2022: Ready for Launch

3, 2, 1, Blast Off! Learn about the Falcon 9 Crew-5 crew and their mission through age-appropriate activities that may include: paper rocket launch, Alka seltzer rockets, water rockets, or flying a simulated space mission.


Dates & Themes

Recommended for ages 9 to 99; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.

May 28, 2022: Paper Planes

Let your imagination and engineering skills take off in this SCIturday program, age-appropriate activities may include: create simple and advanced paper airplanes from paper and testing them in aerodynamic chambers; test how different wings, winglets, flaps, and rudders change the flight pattern; and learn about the physics of flight (lift, weight, drag and thrust).

June 25, 2022: Cheesy Science

Say cheese!!! It’s time for you to get cheesy with the education staff at the Challenger Learning Center, age-appropriate activities for this program may include: create your own curds and make stretchy mozzarella while learning how fat, protein, and sugar content contributes to the cheese making process.

July 23, 2022:  Science of Sports & Fitness

Let’s get physical and explore the science of strength, physiology, and anatomy through age-appropriate activities that may include: measure heart rate and endurance, create a hypothesis and participate in a planking experiment, and make a spine to discover how our joints help us move.




Every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month

Programs 10:00am-12:00pm 


The cost is $6 per person per program. ALL participants pay the admission fee (children and adults). SCIturday participants must be signed out before 12:15 p.m. to avoid a $1/minute late charge. Cost includes all materials. Second SCIturday programs are recommended for ages 10 & under and participants ages 6 & under require a paid accompanying adult. Fourth SCIturday programs are recommended for ages 9 to 99 and participants ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.


The registration form must be completed and submitted before 12:00 p.m. the day before the program. 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..


If a registered participant does not arrive 15 minutes after the start of the program, they will be considered a no-show. No-show spots are non-refundable.


No refunds will be offered for SCIturdays programs. For cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to any program, your registration fee may be applied to future SCIturdays programs.


All parents and authorized individuals must present photo identification when picking up your child(ren) and be listed as an authorized individual on the registration form.


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 Department at (850) 645-7773.