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!
The Challenger Learning Center is the K-12 outreach of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and as a campus facility, we will continue to follow the university guidelines regarding the recommended usage of face coverings while indoors.
Dates and Themes
Recommended for ages 10 and under; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.
Saturday, October 9, 2021 — My Colorful World
Age-appropriate activities may include: Learn about why leaves change color and discover different pigments, and make leaf slime.
Saturday, November 13, 2021 — Telescope Time
Age appropriate activities may include: Build a model of a space telescope and analyze the special mirrors on the Webb Telescope, learn about nebulas, and create nebula spin art.
Saturday, December 11, 2021 — It’s for the Birds
Age-appropriate activities may include: Make a pinecone birdfeeder and a birdseed collage, examine bird feathers with the EasiScope and explore the unique beaks of various birds.
Dates & Themes
Recommended for ages 9 to 99; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.
Saturday, September 25, 2021 — Short Circuit
Age-appropriate activities may include: Make a circuit flower and a glowing salt circuit, use snap circuits to explore more types of circuitry.
Saturday, October 23, 2021 — Fibonacci sequence: Art and Nature
Age-appropriate activities may include: Identify and search for the Fibonacci sequence in nature and create Golden Rectangles.
Saturday, November 27, 2021 — Incredible Infrared
Age-appropriate activities may include: Learn about the Webb telescope and how its technology will complement Hubble, explore how it will use infrared wavelengths to learn more about how galaxies form and about the black holes in their centers.
Every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month
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 Manager at (850) 645-7787.
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12pm to 10pm Sundays
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
The Challenger Learning Center is located on the beautiful Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee.