Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University
A one-day program for individual participants to engage in a space mission simulation in the newly-renovated Challenger Learning Center!
These hands-on STEM experiences take place in a fully-immersive Briefing Room, Space Station, and Mission Control led by trained program facilitators.
Surrounded by technology, each participant plays a unique role in the mission as the team completes assignments, manipulates hands-on labs, and copes with simulated emergencies. Teamwork is crucial! If one member fails to complete a job, the entire mission can be put at risk.
The mission is complemented by themed programming in the FSU Planetarium, including a full-dome film, and hands-on STEAM activities.
Putting in dialogue the inspiring stories of courage and resilience of Kurdish women
political prisoners in Turkey and incarcerated women of color in Massachusetts, this event contributes to the efforts to forge solidarity among freedom struggles across borders.
Use telescopes to observe the Moon, Jupiter, Pleiades, and Orion Nebula! McAuliffe Center staff are available to answer your questions about telescopes and our Universe.
Get a head start on next year's garden! Bring a translucent gallon jug and sow some winter seeds with us. We will make planters out of these gallon jugs to be placed outdoors over winter and transplanted as seedling in the spring. No gardening experience needed. All ages are welcome.