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Community Programs

Enjoy one of our public programs - fun for the whole family!

Eyes on Earth Community Engagement Day

Get a fresh perspective on the planet you call home! All ages are invited to join the Challenger Learning Center team virtually for a free, interactive community event. Participate in live, hands-on activities to learn what makes our planet so unique. Enjoy a special guest speaker and Q&A session. Finally, team up with your family to take part in a virtual scavenger hunt with a chance to win a prize! This is a free, open-house event, but registration in advance is required. 

  • Date: Saturday, October 3
  • Time: 9AM-12PM
  • Location: Zoom 

Event Schedule

9-10AM Children will be broken into groups based on age and enjoy live, interactive, hands-on activities with a flight director using supplies in kits

10-11AM Special guest speaker Emory Stagmer, Sr. satellite systems and software engineer, Northrop Grummman

11AM-12PM Special guest speaker Doug Wheelock, (Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret.) NASA astronaut and Q&A 

12PM-on Virtual scavenger hunt, including socially-distanced challenges, trivia, and clues related to the "Eyes on Earth" theme. This piece is not live and can be done any time during the day. Tag us with your submissions for a chance to win a prize! 


All materials are provided and included in our pre-made supply kits. Supply kits will be available for pick-up at Heartland Community College. Please select your pick-up time at registration: 

  • Wednesday 9/30, 7-8AM
  • Thursday 10/1, 11AM-1PM
  • Friday 10/2, 4:30-6PM 



Contact Us

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