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It Takes a Community

We are so fortunate to be located in Ferguson where are are surrounded by several prominent companies and foundations that are invested in our community and our future generation of innovators. The heart of the Challenger Learning Center’s programs are simulated space missions, which enable children to take on the roles of scientists, astronauts, and […]

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Challenger Learning Center Receives Boeing Grant for STEM Programs

October 6, 2017 – The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has received a grant from The Boeing Company for its new “STEM Igniter” program. The program will serve over 1,300 underserved elementary and middle school students in the St. Louis region and will include simulated space missions, engineering design challenge workshops, planetarium programs, classroom activities, and […]

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Eclipse Day Checklist

Heading out of town for the eclipse weekend is a great way to make an exciting event even bigger. Even if you’re just planning drive across town, you’ll want to be prepared to turn the eclipse into an all-day event. Expect bad traffic, huge crowds, and a breathtaking cosmic show that will make it all […]

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Update: Eclipse Glasses Sold Out

UPDATE:  Update: As of 8/14/2017, we have sold out of our eclipse glasses and will not get more in stock. You may try purchasing them from a Missouri State Park. As of 8/14, Route 66 State Park still had 300+ glasses in stock. Happy eclipsing! —– Glasses are NASA approved, meet ISO requirements, and are $2 […]

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Space: Not Just “Fun for Boys”

For the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis, March has been a big month for summer camp fairs. As we tell parents about camp options, our spiel usually goes something like this: “For the younger kids, we have Astronaut Training Camps, where campers complete simulated space missions, design space suits and lunar colonies, and do all sorts of fun […]

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