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

April 20th: Cities of the Future

Join us as we unveil the latest addition to our documentary library, “Cities of the Future.” Experience hands-on activities that bring the future to life, and don’t miss our FREE screening of the film at 1 PM.

Imagine stepping 50 years into the future and finding smart cities designed to be totally sustainable. Renewable energy is our primary power source, space-based solar power provides solar energy 24 hours a day, everything is recycled, and you travel in individualized pods that run on little or no energy. This isn’t science fiction. Engineers are making plans for a sustainable world right now, and it’s coming to the giant screen!

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.