STEM

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 additional resources, see our current issue.

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.

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.

El Dorado Nature Center Workshops

One-day Parent and Me Workshops – Join El Dorado Nature Center for fun and exploration this fall and winter.  Bring your imagination as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of crafts, stories and outdoor exploration

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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

Makerspaces and Robotics

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.

Museums

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

Nature Centers

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

Observatories and Planetariums

8 locations that offer programs about the universe, including telescope viewing.

Odyssey of the Mind

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

Southern California Rocketry Clubs

A list of rocketry clubs in Southern California.