Junior Space Week

Junior Space Week

Junior Space Week is for students going into 3rd and 4th grade.

Registration is now open.

Activities: Students will build rockets, do science experiments, work together in teams, participate in hands-on STEM activities, visit the planetarium, talk with pilots and learn about airplanes, and so much more! There will be a Friday night celebration with an ice cream social for students and their families at the museum!

Schedule: This is a week-long day camp from Monday to Friday in the afternoons from 1:00-5:00pm.  Drop off and pick-up will be at the Museum and we’ll also be going to Sparta City Hall, Southside Early Learning Center in Sparta, the Sparta airport, and the planetarium at Central High School in La Crosse.

Locations: The camp will be based at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum with drop off and pick up always at the Museum. Our daily locations will be as follows, and they are all mostly within walking distance of the museum:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:

  • 1:00pm- 1:30pm- Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum– 200 W. Main St., Sparta, WI
  • 1:30pm- 4:30pm- Sparta City Hall– 201 W. Oak St., Sparta, WI
  • 4:30pm- 5:00pm- Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum– 200 W. Main St., Sparta, WI

Wednesday: On Wednesday drop off and pick up will still be at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum, but in-between we will be traveling by bus to:

  • 1:30pm- 2:15pm- Sparta Airport– 6058 Hangar Way, Sparta, WI
  • 3:00pm- 4:30pm- Planetarium at Central High School– 1801 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI

Friday: On Friday drop off and pick up will still be at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum, but we will be traveling by bus to the field at Southside Early Learning Center to fire off the rockets:

  • 1:45pm- 3:00pm- Southside Early Learning Center – 1023 Walrath St., Sparta, WI                                                                  Family and friends are invited to watch.

All-inclusive registration fee: $255.

Scholarships are available.

If you’d like to be added to the early contact list for 2024 please contact 608-269-0033 or [email protected].