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Club Challenger 

Club Challenger will return in-person for Fall 2021!  

Explore the amazing wonders of science during our after school program, Club Challenger. Students will join us at the Challenger Learning Center once a month to participate in exciting, hands-on activities related to space and science.

Early Bird Membership Fee - $40
(register between August 6 - 11, 2021)

Membership Fee - $45
(if you register after August 11, 2021)

September 14, 2021
Outer Space Olympics
Train like an astronaut as you learn about the effects of space travel on the human body.

October 12, 2021
Creepy Creations
Become a scientist as you complete fun and creepy science experiments.

November 9, 2021
Spacecraft Engineer
Learn about NASA’s newest capsule, Orion, as you become an astronautical engineer!

December 7, 2021
Parachute Engineer
Discover the importance of parachutes for re-entry as you design and build your own  capsule parachutes.

Each session runs from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

September 21, 2021
Outer Space Olympics
Train like an astronaut as you learn about the effects of space travel on the human body.

October 19, 2021
Creepy Creations
Become a scientist as you complete fun and creepy science experiments.

November 16, 2021
Spacecraft Engineer
Learn about NASA’s newest capsule, Orion, as you become an astronautical engineer!

December 14, 2021
Parachute Engineer
Discover the importance of parachutes for re-entry as you design and build your own  capsule parachutes.

Each session runs from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

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All fees are nonrefundable 15 days prior to event. Refunds will be mailed within 30 days of cancellation date. Refunds are issued in the original form of payment.

Online registration - If you register online, a 6.25% processing fee will be charged to your credit card. This fee is collected by Active Network and not refundable. Per the guidelines listed above in our cancellation policy, your refund amount will be based on the amount paid, less the 6.25% processing fee.

At this time, current KCTCS policy states that all staff, faculty, students and guests must wear a mask when indoors at any campus.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2022 offerings will be released January 2022!  We offer camps for students rising into kindergarten through early high school.  Check back soon for all the details.

Scout Workshops

We offer programs for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts and customize programs for Bear Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts. Programs are geared towards earning space and science related badges. Customized program offerings and cost vary depending on the group.  

Take a tour of our solar system as you work towards your Space Science Adventurer badge. You will learn about our Moon, planets and the constellations in our night sky as you participate in demonstrations and activities. *This program will fulfill steps 1-4 of the badge requirements.

No events are scheduled at this time.  Check back again soon!

Take a tour of our solar system as you work towards your Space Science Investigator badge. You will learn about our Moon, planets and the constellations in our night sky as you participate in demonstrations and activities. *This program will fulfill steps 1-4 of the badge requirements.

No events are scheduled at this time. Check back again soon!

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Programs and Presentations

The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah offers a variety of programs and presentations for people of all ages! Bring your group to the Challenger Learning Center, or let us come to you. Average fee is $75/hour for up to 30 students. Off-site programs may incur a travel fee.

  • Library story hours
  • Youth groups
  • School clubs
  • Scout groups
  • Daycare programs
  • Summer programs
  • Community groups
  • School presentations 
  • Living in space
  • Rocketry
  • Constellations
  • Planets
  • Planetarium show
  • Anything space or STEM related!

Give us a call at (270) 534-3101 or send us an email at sarahj.davis@kctcs.edu

Trivia Night

Check back soon for details about our 2022 event!

All proceeds benefit the Challenger Learning Center at Paducah. The Challenger Learning Center, located on the campus of West Kentucky Community & Technical College, is a non-profit organization that offers simulated space missions and hands-on STEM education to schools, corporations and community organizations.

West Kentucky RCX Regional Tournament

We will be hosting a hybrid event Spring 2022!  Stay tuned for details!

Questions?  Mellisa Duncan • (270) 534-3097 • mellisa.duncan@kctcs.edu