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What's Hot This April
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Welcome to Columbia SC - The Real Southern Hot Spot! This month is packed with events showcasing our food, culture, scenery and more. Keep reading for a roundup of things to do below, ...
What's Hot This March
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...

Challenger Learning Center

  • 2600-A Barhamville Road
  • Columbia, SC 29204
  • Phone: 803-929-3951
  • Fax: 803-929-3959
  • Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4 pm
  • Visit Website

The Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education in Richland County School District One offers a variety of programs for K-12 students.  Please visit our website for details about:

  • Missions:  Students work in Mission Control and a simulated Space Station to either Rendezvous with Comet Halley, Voyage to Mars, or Return to the Moon.  Currently, we have programs aligned to elementary science standards and middle level science standards.  We will be expanding our mission offerings to include a high school mission in the future.
  • Program Tours:  Students visit Mission Control and the Space Station, enjoy a mini-planetarium show, and fly a plane on a flight simulator in our Aerospace Education Lab.
  • Aerospace Education Lab:  Students learn science through the study of aeronautics and learn basic aviation using flight simulators.
  • e-Planetarium:  We offer several planetarium shows appropriate for different ages.
  • Hands-On Science Explorations:  Extend your visit to the Challenger Learning Center to a day-long event.  Have your students learn science by doing science. 

During the school year, we offer programming to groups of ten or more.  (Groups can be affiliated with schools, child care centers, scouts, homeschool groups, etc.)  During the summer, we offer a variety of summer camp options.  Please visit our website (www.thechallengercenter.net) for more details.

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