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.

Academic Enrichment Camp

2018 sessions: June 18 – July 13 and July 16 – August 10. Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – noon.

Bionerds

Bionerds offers fun and hands-on biology workshops for kids (grades K-8) throughout Orange County. They have after school, in-class, summer and party programs.

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 the subjects of STEM and the Arts.

Camp Invention

Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! Campers in grades K-6 explore with fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow them to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up!

CodeRev

Whether learning to write code, 3D model and animate, develop the next great app, or mod in Minecraft, kids will love sharing in the confidence-boosting experience of creating with technology as they explore and develop their multimedia STEM skills with CodeREV.

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.

Discovery Cube Orange County and Los Angeles

Discovery Cube Orange County and Los Angeles are filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits in themed areas, including: Discovery Theater, Inspector Training Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Eco Challenge, Science of Hockey, and more.

iD Tech

Kids and teens ages 7-18 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more!

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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

Long Beach Marine Institute Camps

Weekly sessions introduce campers, ages 5-7, 8-9 and 10-12, to marine life and the ocean with hands-on projects, crafts and field trips. June 18 – August 17.

Makerspaces

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.

Makersville/Club Ten: A Learning for Life Program of the Long Beach BSA

Unique, hands-on classes, parties, and curriculum-based activities that include Minecraft modding, game design, creative and technical LEGO, robotics, programming, engineering, digital 3D, cosplay and props, video making, youth inventing and entrepreneurship.

Moving Mindz

Moving Mindz offers fun and engaging classes and camps in robotics, engineering, coding, game design, animation, 3D printing and more. Their homeschool math and science classes are aligned with the most current Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

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.

Nature Kids! Discovery Camp at El Dorado Nature Center

Preschool and youth camps and classes.

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.

Robotics

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.

Summer@Stratford

Stratford infuses its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curriculum into an innovative and enriching summer camp experience.

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.

Young Director’s YouTube Camp at Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy

If you’ve got a kid who loves to be in front of -or behind- a camera, check out Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy and their many exciting and fun camps this summer, including Young Director’s YouTube Camp.

Young Scientists Camp at CSULB

Students (entering grades 2-8 and HS girls) do experiments and projects in college science laboratories.

Youth Science Center

Summer science program (grades K-8) runs June 4 – July 6.