Challenger Learning Center Thanks Community with Free Back to School Bash

By: Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee Press Release
By: Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee Press Release

In celebration of the beginning of the school year and as a thank-you to the community, the Challenger Learning Center (CLC) will be hosting a Back to School Bash Saturday, August 20.

From 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., this free event will feature IMAX & Digital Dome shows, science demonstrations and tours of the state-of-the-art Space Mission Simulator.

Science demonstrations will begin at 11 a.m. and run every hour with the last one at 3 p.m. Tours of the Space Mission Simulator will begin at 10:30 a.m. and occur every hour with the last tour at 3:30 p.m. The CLC IMAX theatre and Digital Dome will show films every hour from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Seating will be limited.

Show schedule:
• 10 a.m. Under the Sea 3D (IMAX), August Skies Over Tallahassee (Digital Dome)
• 11 a.m. Hubble 3D (IMAX), The Little Star That Could (Digital Dome)
• 12 p.m. Galapagos 3D (IMAX), Extreme Planets, (Digital Dome)
• 1 p.m. Under the Sea 3D (IMAX), August Skies Over Tallahassee (Digital Dome)
• 2 p.m. Galapagos 3D (IMAX), The Little Star That Could (Digital Dome)
• 3 p.m. Hubble 3D (IMAX), Extreme Planets (Digital Dome)

Visitors will also have the opportunity to become a CLC member at a 10% discount. Benefits include free admission to the Digital Dome and planetarium, IMAX passes, entrance to special events, free popcorn & soda refills and discounts to the gift shop & children’s camps.

“Our annual Back to School Bash is our way of thanking the community that has supported us,” said CLC Director, Michelle Personette. “With support from the community, the Challenger Learning Center continues to engage and inspire children in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

The Back to School Bash is sponsored by the Community Redevelopment Agency and the Florida Lottery.

Visit http://www.challengertlh.com/Info/bash.html for more information.

About The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee

The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee is a 32,000 square foot facility located on beautiful Kleman Plaza in downtown Tallahassee. The Center is the K-12 outreach facility of the Florida A&M University - Florida State University College of Engineering and uses aerospace as a theme to foster long-term interest in math, science and technology; create positive learning experiences; and motivate students to pursue careers in these fields. To accomplish this mission, the Challenger Learning Center features a state-of-the-art Space Mission Simulator and utilizes the immersiveness of a 3D IMAX theatre and a domed high-definition planetarium to create a holistic educational and entertaining experience.


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