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.
COST: The cost is $10 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.
REGISTRATION: 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.
Dates and Themes
Every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month | 10:00am-12:00pm
February 11, 2023: Sphero Carnival
Learn about all kinds of robots, and program Sphero robots to do various activities, from navigating an obstacle course to playing Sphero soccer. Recommended for ages 10 and under; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.
February 25, 2023: Movie Magic
Bring your friends, costumes, makeup and more! Learn the behind-the-scenes of moviemaking and write, storyboard, film and edit a short film to see it on the big screen in the Downtown Digital Dome. Recommended for ages 9 to 99; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.
March 11, 2023: Robot Roundup
Meet different robots, from tanks to spiders to humanoids, then program Cubettos and Cubelets
March 25, 2023: Launch Day
Learn some real rocket science! Implement Newton’s laws, build paper rocket bodies, fins, and cones, then assemble and launch them high into the air. Recommended for ages 9 to 99; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.
April 8, 2023: Explosive Chemicals
Learn about the periodic table of elements, put on goggles and gloves, and see which elements create a BANG! Features live demonstrations and messy activities. Recommended for ages 10 and under; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.
April 22, 2023: Minecraft Rollercoasters
Celebrate Earth Day by building a Minecraft rollercoaster that spans biomes! Learn about the seven major Earth biomes while exploring your creativity. Recommended for ages 9 to 99; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.
May 13, 2023: LEGO Vehicles
Explore vehicles big and small! Use your LEGO skills to build dozens of vehicles that fit specific jobs – and put your creativity to the test. Recommended for ages 10 and under; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.
May 27, 2023: Nintendo on the Big Screen
Discover the science and history of videogames, then apply your gaming skills in a Nintendo Switch tournament on the big screen! Recommended for ages 9 to 99; ages 8 & under require a paid accompanying adult.
NO-SHOW POLICY: 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.
CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: 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.
AUTHORIZED PICK-UP: 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.
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 Department at (850) 645-7773.