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Challenger Learning Center

Inspire, Explore, Learn... It's Our Mission

Upcoming Missions, Programs & Workshops

  • Teacher Training Workshop

    Attend this workshop to experience a mission and receive instruction on how to best prepare your students for a Rendezvous with a Comet or Expedition Mars mission.  Materials included in the workshop.

  • Girl Scouts

    Future Scientist Fun Patch 

    Calling all future scientists!  Join us for a day of STEM-tastic activities and experience the many ways science touches our lives.  Experiment with colors and learn about Saturn’s rings. Build and program robots, and analyze Newton’s Laws and simple machines. Have fun with chemicals like sodium polyacrylate!  Come away at the end of the day with your very own Future Scientist Fun Patch.

    • Saturday, 4/25
    • 10AM-12PM: Daisies & Brownies
    • 1-3PM: Juniors & Cadettes
    • $15 (per scout)
    • Register
  • Spring Break Learning Adventures

    Summer Learning Adventures

  • Fly Your Sweetie to the Moon: A Valentine Mission

    Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable. Take a trip to the moon with the one you love! This magical evening begins before lift-off, where you and your date will enjoy a romantic, candlelit Italian dinner. Then, join the Challenger Learning Center staff as they fly couples to the moon for a unique space mission simulation. Upon completion of the mission, each couple will receive a photo, flowers, and chocolates. Each participant must register.

    • Thursday 2/13
    • 6-8:30PM
    • $59 (per person)
    • Register
  • Eyes on Earth Community Engagement Day

    Get a fresh perspective on the planet you call home, just in time for Earth Day! All ages are invited to the Challenger Learning Center for a free community event, designed to educate and inspire your love for Mother Earth. Engage in fun, hands-on activities and learn how you can do your part to take care of the planet. Be amazed to witness what Earth looks like from space as you step into the Athena spacecraft simulator. This is a free, open-house event, but registration in advance or at the door is required.

    • Saturday 4/4, 9AM-12PM
    • HCC Challenger Learning Center
    • Free, registration required


Contact Us

Challenger Learning Center
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8700
Fax: 309-268-7984

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