To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Challenger Learning Centers across the country are hosting Next Giant Leap-themed community engagement days throughout the summer. These special moon events feature a variety of engaging, hands-on STEM activities designed to transport participants through the seven phases of lunar exploration. Kids, parents, and community members alike have the chance to launch paper rockets, design and build a lunar lander, analyze lunar rocks using robotic arms, simulate the exploration of lunar lava tubes with programmable robots, program a rover to navigate and conduct experiments on the surface of the Moon, and much more!

Check out the dates and locations of Challenger Learning Centers hosting these special moon engagement days. For more information about a specific Challenger Learning Center event, contact that Center directly.

Don’t live near a Challenger Learning Center, download the activities guides, and complete the Moon activities where you live.


Saturday, June 22
Challenger Learning Center – Louisville
Louisville, KY
www.kysciencecenter.org

Thursday, July 18
Challenger Learning Center at the Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center
Framingham, MA
www.christa.org

Friday, July 19 
Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky
Hazard, KY
www.clcky.com

Saturday, July 20
Challenger Learning Center of Alaska
Kenai, AK
www.akchallenger.org

Challenger Learning Center at the Columbia Memorial Space Center
Downey, CA
www.columbiaspacescience.org

Challenger Learning Center of Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO
www.challengercolorado.org

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Tallahassee, FL
www.challengertlh.com

Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
Hammond, IN
www.clcnwi.com

Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada
Reno, NV
www.nevadachallenger.org/about.html

Challenger Learning Center of the Greater Capital Region at miSici
Lockport, NY
www.misci.org/educators-and-group/challenger-learning-center

Challenger Learning Center at the Scobee Education Center, San Antonio College
San Antonio, TX
www.alamo.edu/sac/about-sac/college-offices/scobee-education-center

John Fluke Jr. Challenger Learning Center at the Museum of Flight
Seattle, WA
Saturday, July 20, 2019
www.museumofflight.org/Education/Explore-programs/clc

Friday, September 6
Challenger Learning Center of Science & Technology of Aurora University
Woodstock, IL
www.challengerillinois.org

Saturday, September 14
Challenger STEM Learning Center; University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
www.utc.edu/challenger-stem-learning-center