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Challenger Learning Center to Host Family Science Day

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April 2, 2014 — One local organization wants families to have an out-of-this-world experience.

The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host its April Second Saturday Family Science Program on Saturday, April 12th. Beginning at 2:00 p.m., guests can participate in a mini mission and watch a planetarium and laser light show for $15 per person.

During the Mars mini mission, participants will help restore communication to the Mars Curiosity Rover while partnering and working together to man the stations in the Challenger Learning Center’s spacecraft simulator.

The planetarium show, “Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens,” will unravel the mysteries of Saturn, from its bizarre moons to the millions of icy particles that compose its rings. Attendees will also enjoy be shown easy-to-use stargazing tips to find points of interest in the skies over southern Lake Michigan during “South Shore Skies.”

The laser light show, “LaserMagic,” will offer attendees a mix of music by artists such as Joan Jett, The B-52’s, Will Smith, The Blackhearts and more.

Attendees may purchase tickets to see just the laser light show or planetarium show for $5 for adults or $3 for children. A special package including both shows is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Individual planetarium shows begin at 3:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Individual laser light shows begin at 4:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is located on the campus of Purdue University Calumet.

 

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