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Challenger NWI's Response to COVID-19

UPDATE: JULY 30TH, 2020

CHALLENGER NWI OPEN AT LIMITED CAPACITY TO HELP CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

As of Monday, July 27th, the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be reopening at limited capacity for programming with enhanced health and safety measures.

MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LARA BATES:

Just like many of you, our personal and professional lives have been significantly impacted due to COVID-19.

In the midst of these uncertain times however, one thing remains the same -- Challenger's commitment to our educators, students, and families, to serve as a STEM resource for our community's educational needs.

We understand that there may be changes to school's plans for the upcoming school year, however our Challenger leadership team at this time is dedicated to developing quality educational, and exciting new experiences to continue our mission to make STEM and space accessible to everyone.

We look forward to safely welcoming back all the young scientists to Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana again soon, and connecting with new curious explorers virtually as we all move forward into the next new adventure together.


Looking ahead, Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will move forward with limited community public events, mobile programming, and on-site programs, with school field trips tentatively resuming this Fall with enhanced health & safety measures and protocols.

We feel this decision is in the best interest of our community, guests, colleagues and volunteers and is in line with our regional leaders’ efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to monitor the situation and follow guidance from our local public health authorities. Please continue to check back on our website and social media for updates on Center operations. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  By visiting the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana, you voluntarily assume all risks for yourself and your party related to exposure to COVID-19.

Help keep each other safe & healthy so we all can continue to explore the galaxy together!

How we are keeping YOU and YOUR FAMILY safe: