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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 6:1. Our goal is to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics irresistibly FUN for the next generation.

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

Check out our co-ed and girls-only summer camps!

Earlybird discounts until Feb. 14!

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 evening offerings at Herbert Hoover MS.  Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 

These activities are not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by MCPS or Montgomery County Government.

Parent aide requirements:

The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program.  We’ve taught thousands of kids how to write their first robotics or video game programs (or both!). We do it all with a student-to-adult ratio of 7:1 for most classes. (You can find full descriptions, reviews and photos of all our classes and birthday parties at




Mindstorms Challenge, Grades 6-8 *

Prerequisite: Mindstorms 1 or Mindstorms 2!

Mondays 6:00-7:30pm

Mar 7, 14, 21, Apr 4, 11, 18

Mindstorms Challenge builds on skills learned in Mindstorms 1 and 2.

We strongly recommend previous Lego robotics experience for younger students, though it is not required.

Areas of Exploration: Programming, Robotics, Logic, Mechanical Engineering.

Class Format: Six 90-minute meetings, once per week

Tuition: $200 tuition per student, min 4/ max 10 students. 2 instructors, no aide.



Video Game Programming B, Grades 6–8

Thursdays, 6pm -7pm

 Mar 10, 17, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

Video Game Programming A and B use the same programming platform with different projects. Students may take either or both in any order.

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: $150 tuition + $5 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 2 instructors, no aide.


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(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


March 07, 2016 — 6:00 pm to
April 28, 2016 — 4:40 pm

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Herbert Hoover MS
8810 Postoak Rd
Rockville, MD
United States