FREE Weekend Programs

The Challenger Learning Center offers a rotating set of free weekend programs for familes to enjoy while spending quality time together.

Skies Over Tallahassee Free Planetarium Show

1st Saturday

Skies Over Tallahassee

10 am – 11 am

Presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society, this free planetarium show reviews prominent constellations, stars, and planet positions that can be seen during the upcoming month. This free planetarium show on the first Saturday of each month.

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2nd Saturday


10 am – 2 pm

Join us for family friendly activities featuring various STEAM topics (science, technology, engineering, art and math). We are thankful for our 2024 SCIturday sponsor, Florida Prepaid. Open Enrollment for Florida Prepaid plans begins Thursday, February 1 and ends April 30, 2024 and feature the lowest plan prices in 10 years. Learn more now!

Upcoming Topics

February 10th: Summer Camp Showcase

Get ready for a summer of excitement, exploration, and endless smiles at Camp Challenger. Open to students entering 1st through 12th grades, our camps are designed for hands-on, minds-on learning and centered around a STEAM curriculum. Join us to preview some of our most popular camp activities that promise to make this summer unforgettable! Our team will be on hand to address any inquiries about the camp and assist with registrations. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet our Education Manager, Jordan Doucette.

Learn more about our upcoming summer camps here:

March 9th: Women in STEM

Throughout history, there have been countless women who have wielded their brilliance in STEM subjects to make groundbreaking discoveries and revolutionized our civilization. Unfortunately, many of the foremothers of STEM received little to no recognition for their work. Join us as we illuminate the remarkable journeys of some trailblazing women and immerse yourself in hands-on activities to inspire the next genereation of innovators.

Storytime under the stars

2nd Sunday

Storytime Under the Stars

6 pm – 7 pm

Join us for an enchanting evening of nostalgia and wonder where you can enjoy classic bedtime stories in our planetarium under a celestial canopy of twinkling stars.

A live narrator will be reading selected picture books with pages projected onto the Planetarium dome for families to enjoy the illustrations and follow along. 

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3rd Saturday

Kids’ Free Day

all day

On Kids’ Free Day children 12 and under receive a free* ticket to any scheduled IMAX documentary or planetarium show with a paying adult. *Receive one complimentary child’s ticket for each adult ticket purchase. Hollywood Films excluded from this offer.