The following locations offer STEM classes, camps and workshops, plus robotics and maker activities.
Build It Workspace
4388 Cerritos Ave., Los Alamitos. (714) 947-0800. www.buildit.ws
Columbia Memorial Space Center
At LA’s only public robotics lab, program a robot to collect rocks samples, just like the actual rovers that are currently running tests on Mars. In this hands-on exhibit, learn the principles of programming, engineering, failure analysis and mission management. Robotics scout badge/patch workshops are also offered. See Museums for complete listing. 12400 Columbia Way, Downey. (562) 231-1200. www.columbiaspacescience.org.
The Studio at Long Beach Main Library
101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach. (562) 570-5756. www.lbpl.org/studio
365-A Clinton St., Costa Mesa. (949) 296-2153. www.urbanworkshop.net
Long Beach. (562) 225-9589. www.makersville.net
4000 Long Beach Blvd., Ste. 205, Long Beach. (562) 318-9966. www.mindz-one.com
Long Beach. (562) 285-3942. www.sharedsciencefun.org