Let the Challenger STEM Learning Center provide a science and math enrichment program for your homeschool group. Once a month we gather homeschoolers from around the area (TN, GA, AL, NC, and SC) to participate in a simulated mission to space or STEM-themed activities. This provides a wonderful opportunity for students and parents/educators to network and learn together.
Please call 423-425-2191 to register for a public session, or to schedule a private
mission for your homeschool group. Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins day of
- Pre-K through 3rd/4th grade for Micronaut programs. (Pre-K students must be able to color, cut, glue, and write name.)
- 5th grade and up for mission programs (4th graders reading at 5th grade level may register for missions).
Minimum number of students needed to run a Micronaut mission is 10, and the maximum number accepted is 60. The minimum number of students needed to run the Mars/Comet/Moon Missions is 22, and the maximum number accepted is 34 (36 for Mars mission). We may have to cancel or reschedule a public homeschool day if we do not have the minimum number of students registered.
Cost: $10 per student per mission
January 31, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm MARS MISSION
Our most popular mission, registration open now, this one sells out quickly so call 423-425-2191 to reserve a spot for your student.
February 24, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 MICRONAUT MISSION
Featuring Telescopes and Stars Classroom EVAs. Register now 423-425-2191.
- More dates to be added in 2017!
Parents must remain with their children at all times. There is no charge for parents
or children under the age of 3, or any other family member not participating in the
mission. Parents/visitors must park in the parking garage located on East 5th Street
($4 per day) to avoid a parking ticket. Handicap parking is available in the Challenger
parking lot 9 and may be used by anyone with a handicap sticker/placard (no tickets
issued for valid handicap space use).
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the mission starts to check in. All missions start promptly. Late arrivals
cannot be admitted once missions have begun.