Thursday April 26 6:41 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Challenger Learning Center to Host Earth, Sea and Sky Day Community Open House April 21st

04/21/2018 - 10:00
04/21/2018 - 14:00

The open house will feature hands-on, family-friendly science activities for kids and grownups alike with a focus on environmental stewardship, the effects of space exploration on daily life and other relevant astronomy/science topics. Attendees will learn spring stargazing tips and the impact of light pollution on our night sky through a series of planetarium presentations scheduled to run every 20 minutes. In partnership with Challenger Learning Center, other organizations including Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Lake County Solid Waste Management District, Dunes Learning Center, and Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy will provide hands-on activities and demonstrations.

In addition to the science programs, guests can visit Challenger’s Galaxy Gift Shop to purchase their very own astronaut ice cream, moon mud or other unique gifts that are of interest to space enthusiasts of all ages.

Registration is not required. However if guests pre-register they will be entered in a drawing to win a one of a kind Earth, Sea and Sky Day gift basket. Winner must be present.

For more information on Earth, Sea and Sky Day or other Challenger Learning Center events visit or connect on social media through Facebook and Twitter: @ChallengerNWI.

Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
(Located on the campus of Purdue University Northwest)
2300 173rd St
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 989-3250

About Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana

The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is a nonprofit, space science education center dedicated to continuing the education mission of the Challenger 51-L Crew and first Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe. Part of a network of international Centers, the site provides STEM engagement through simulated mission programs and curriculum resource support for local educators. Since opening its doors in 1999, the facility has seen nearly 300,000 students, some of whom have gone on to pursue careers in the STEM field based on their experiences at the center. For more information, visit

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