Public Events

Public Events

September 22, 2018 - GLOW Space Race!

 - InSpIrInG. EXpLorInG. LeArNiNg. -

The Challenger Learning Center proudly invites you to sponsor its mission by supporting the 7th Annual GLOW Space Race 5k Run/Walk. This family-friendly, glow-in-the-dark run/walk will "blast off" the evening of Saturday September 22nd  from the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond. Hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages will see that you support our mission to INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF EXPLORERS!  

Click here to view the 2018 Space Race Event Page!

MAD SCIENCE: Journey to Mars & Fright Light Laser Shows - OCTOBER 27th  2018


  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • open house including Fright Lights laser shows and science activity stations
  • halloween costumes/attire encouraged (public/kid appropriate)
  • mid-event costume contest

Winter Wonder-LAB and Planetarium Shows - DECEMBER 14th and 15th 2018

Friday December 14th: WinterWonder Lab open house for the special needs community

  • 4:30-7:30pm
  • Ages 5 and up
  • calming Sensory Quiet Room available 
  • interactive science stations
  • all participants must be accompanied by a caregiver
  • to ensure that each participant can experience all activities, space is limited to individuals with special needs and their caregiver and/or immediate family members
  • ADA accessible facilities
  • 60 minute planetarium shows: 5:00, 6:45
    • Star of Bethlehem: 30 minutes
    • Holiday Classics Laser Light Show: 30 minutes


Saturday December 15th: WinterWonder Lab open house for the general public

  • 1:30-7:30pm
  • interactive science stations
  • Ages 5 and up
  • 60 minute planetarium shows: 2:00, 3:15, 4:30, 5:45
    • Star of Bethlehem: 30 minutes
    • Holiday Classics Laser Light Show: 30 minutes

Valentines Date Night, Fly Your Sweetie to the Moon! - FEBRUARY 9th 2019


Earth, Sea & Sky Day Open House!  A celebration of Earth and Astronomy Day - APRIL 27th 2019