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

June 8th: Code Quest

Join us as we explore computer science in partnership with Time for After School! Learn the basics of programming and discover the fun of problem-solving. Together, we’ll break down big problems into manageable parts and uncover the creativity involved in computer science.

July 13th: Driving the Future

Start your engines and get ready to drift into the exciting engineering of car science. Join us as we explore the history of cars, learn about the latest in self-driving technology, and even build and race our very own pinewood derby cars!

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.