Science, technology, engineering and math classes, camps and related destinations. Also see: “Camps,” and “Tutoring and Academics.” For STEM-related activities, see: “Attractions,” “Museums,” and “Zoos.” For Makerspaces, see “Arts and Crafts.” For additional resources, see our current issue.

Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium offers numerous year-round programs: Parent and Me classes (ages 2-6 with parent), $49; Junior Biologist (ages 7-12), $29; Job Shadow (ages 13-17), $39; and Animal Encounters (ages 10+) starting at $109 per person.

Blue Submarine

The Blue Submarine is a marine biology outreach program offering classes and activities for students pre-K through 8th grade. Topics are presented in an interactive format and live tide pool animals are available for certain classes.

Build It Workspace

Build It Workspace offers classes, camps, tutoring, and parties in STEM and the Arts, including 3D Printing & Scanning, Laser & Electronic Cutting, Vacuum Forming, CAD (Computer Aided Design), Graphic Design, Programming & Game Design, Robotics and more!

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. The 20,000-square-foot visitor center hosts the only Challenger Learning Center in the greater Los Angeles area.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Various science projects and contests, plus web activities and resources for kids.


Makerspaces are locations where people create, invent, and learn, usually with technology such as 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more.


Mathobotix offers classes, camps and workshops (K-12), conducted in a state-of-the-art, hands-on learning environment.


For science-focused destinations, see Museums for locations and contact information.

N. OC Community College District, School of Continuing Education

Weekly, themed STEM camps (grades K-6), June 11 – August 10, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; complimentary extended hours include early drop-off and after hours may be offered.

Nature Centers

For nature-related science camps and classes, see Recreation and Parks.

Nature Kids! Discovery Camp at El Dorado Nature Center

Join El Dorado Nature Center for fun and exploration this summer! Children will experience nature through investigation, hands-on activities, games and crafts.

Newport Beach Recreation

With a kaleidoscope of over 400 camps to choose from, Camp Newport has just the camp to keep your child busy all summer long!

Observatories and Planetariums

Locations that offer programs about the universe.

Odyssey of the Mind

Groups purchase a membership and form small teams (grades K-college) to solve competitive problems.


Kids use robot kits and programming to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Also see Digital Revolution in this section.

Shared Science

Kids engineer fun through inventive and playful classes, camps and competitive robotics. Crazy Constructors classes combine LEGO Ed with the engineering design process and physical science concepts to captivate K-5 brains.

Southern California Rocketry Clubs

A list of rocketry clubs in Southern California.

Sylvan Learning Centers

Sylvan’s innovative STEM programs will light up your child’s mind and build a love for STEM. Check out their awesome classes like Robotics with LEGO, Coding or Game Design and even Engineering with LEGO.