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The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program offering our classes in 50+ schools in the D.C. area. We’ve taught thousands of kids how to write their first robotics programs or video game programs (or both!). We also teach science, engineering, electronics...and more!

We do it all with SMALL class sizes with an adult to student ratio of 7:1. Our goal is to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics irresistibly FUN for the next generation.

You can read all about our classes and birthday parties  at  The site includes plenty of photos and links to videos from our classes!

We are an LLC based in Silver Spring, MD. We are fully insured and our instructors have passed background checks including FBI and state fingerprinting.

Here are mini-descriptions of our Spring 2016 offerings at Viers Mill.  Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 

Parent aide requirements:



Intro to Robotics A, Grades 1-2

Tuesdays 3:40-4:40pm

Apr 5, 12, 19, May 3, 10, 17, 24



Here’s a fun introduction to the world of robotics and mechanical engineering, designed especially for grades 1 and 2.  We’ll learn what programs do and how to write our own.  Each class meeting, we’ll build a different project and then use motors, sensors, and our own programs to bring our creations to life!  Projects include drawbridges, sliding fortress gates, motorcycles that pop wheelies… and more!


Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Mechanical Engineering

Class Format: Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $127.50 per student, min 11 / max 14 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide.

Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.




Video Game Programming B, Grades 3–5

Wednesdays 3:40-4:40pm

April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

Video Game Programming A and B use the same programming platform with different projects. Students may take either or both in any order. If you took Video Game 1 last term, you may take Video Game Programming B this term.


In Video Game Programming B, students will learn how to make characters talk and move while creating their very own games. Students with previous experience can build more complex games; students who are taking this class for the first time can master the basics.


Areas of Exploration: Programming, Multimedia, Storytelling, Music, Logic.

Class Format: Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $147.50 tuition + $5 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 2 instructors, no aide.


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Registration questions:
(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


April 05, 2016 — 3:40 pm to
May 24, 2016 — 4:40 pm

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Viers Mill E.S.
11711 Joseph Mill Rd.
Silver Spring, MD
United States