Fun STEM Enrichment Programs for your child

Are you a parent looking for after school STEM activities? If so, you can supplement your child's academic education with additional science, technology, engineering and math opportunities. Kids who love to code, build, explore, and create will find STEM enrichment programs rewarding and something fun to do. For those who are interested in exploring the world of STEM, here are some of the top STEM programs in New Jersey. Please check NJ Kids Directory for additional providers.

ARENA STEM Entertainment Center
ARENA STEM is an indoor experience center offering family entertainment, birthday parties, STEM based enrichment programs and classes, and a toy/hobby store. They are a unique destination themed around Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and even Art in fun engaging hands-on activities. Stroll through 17,000 square ft and you will discover 8 interactive play zones consisting of: Flying Field where drones are flown, Aqua Zone where you can race RC speed boats, On Road Drift Track where you can race cars, Off Road Track where you will race cars off road, Battlefield Challenge where you will engage in DJI robot Battle, Slot Car Racing where you will race with traditional slot cars, Rock Crawling Course where you can engage in a crawling challenge and VR where you step to a new worlds. Located in Paramus at the Garden State Plaza Mall. 

Bricks 4 Kidz Essex County
Fun STEM enrichment education for children ages 3-13. Located right in the heart of Essex County NJ, Bricks 4 Kidz exposes students to science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), architecture, physics, robotics, and more! Your child will learn while using LEGO bricks, play, build, code, animate, operate remote controls & digital cameras, use technology & computers, and much more. Programs include: in-person after school classes, virtual classes, birthday parties, field trips, and camps. Visit Bricks 4 Kidz Essex County to enroll today.

Buehler Challenger & Science Center
Located in Paramus NJ, Buehler Challenger offers the public an opportunity to fly a 3 hour space mission. For grades 5 and up, participants work on teams to compete a mission while conducting experiments and monitoring life support. You will have fun engaging in science, math, and technology. There is pre-flight training and then participate in a simulated space flight. Also check with Buehler for their STEM Explorer’s after school programs for grades 2-8 in rockets, spacecraft science, optics, and electronics. School STEM field trips and school missions also offered. Visit or call 201.251.8589

House of Dezign
Unique Fashion Design Academy for all levels, kids from age 6, tweens, teens through adult. STEAM classes offer instruction in mood boards, tailoring, designing, draping, sketching, and sewing in the hopes to nurture creativity, calm, focus, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment. Email or call 973.908.3575

Robot Revolution
Award winning robotics program for grades 4-12. Build, program, and even compete in exciting games with robots of your design. Bring math, science, and engineering together to solve given problems. With the goal to fuel enthusiasm for learning at every opportunity, Robot Revolution offers exploratory programming throughout the year. With school break camps as well as after-school sessions, each class fosters a fun learning environment that mimics the engineering process of design, build, and test. Year-round classes also offer the ability to join the competition team. 24 Maple Street, Summit, NJ, 908.608.8896

RoboThink Central New Jersey
Kids can engage in fun and exciting Robotics, Engineering and Coding programs where engineers, tinkerers and builders of all ages can explore the exciting world of STEM! Nurture a passion for technology, coding and robotics at an early age. RoboThink is a leading STEM education provider with fun and educational after school programs, camps, field trips, workshops and even birthday parties. Your child will get a chance to design and build robots hands on and develop problem solving, critical thinking and coding skills that will nurture a love for learning, creative discovery and more importantly, play. Visit RoboThink Central New Jersey to book now. 

STEM Academy For Young Kids
Early Childhood Care Center for children six weeks to 13 years old, with locations in Edison NJ, Chesterfield Township, NJ and Montgomery NJ. This institute believes in the 4 pillars of learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with language arts overlapping curriculum helping all teachers, students, and parents to team up to build and nurture creative minds, active body, radiant thinking, and enriched talent. Our specialized teachers cover every facet of STEM learning. By following the High Scope curriculum, students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events and ideas. We also offer after school enrichment programs in STEM. Visit for more details.

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