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Challenger Learning Center Celebrates Summer Solstice With Kids' Free Day

Kids' Free Day @ Challenger Learning Center
Posted at 7:48 AM, Jun 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-19 04:43:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Sunday is the Summer Solstice and the Challenger Learning Center is using that event to help teach kids all about astronomy and the skies overhead.

It's part of this month's Kids' Free Day. That happens the third Saturday of every month, and for June it's all about learning about the night and daytime sky over Tallahassee this month.

Emily Brown, Marketing & Communications Manager for the Challenger Learning Center, joined us on WTXL Sunrise with all the details. Click the thumbnail to see the interview.

The Kids' Free Day at the Challenger Learning Center is Saturday, June 20 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All kids 12 and under get in free. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4.75 for seniors. For more information, call (850) 645-STAR (7827) or click here.

Here's the schedule of events for Saturday, June 20:

10:30am: Chemistry Magic Show presented by Alpha Chi Sigma (FSU Chemistry Fraternity)

11:00am: Children 12 and younger accompanied by an adult, will receive free admission to Planetarium show, "June Skies Over Tallahassee." The June sky over Tallahassee will be examined, including prominent constellations, stars, and planets in the June morning and evening sky.

11:45am: Telescope demonstrations and solar observations outside on Kleman Plaza presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society. Come learn about the night and daytime sky over Tallahassee this month.