Does your kid love robots, LEGOs, computers, and NASA? What about multiplication, division, and science experiments? If so, your little ones will love participating in a fun and education STEM-centered class. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) classes create a space where kids can learn how to use science and math skills to create their own video games, build computer systems, experiment with chemical reactions (safely), and so much more. Check out our top picks for STEM classes in the greater Houston area for your budding engineer.
And for even more ideas on different types of classes around Houston for kids of all ages, be sure to check out our classes and enrichment guide for Houston kids.
Idea Lab Kids - Various locations
Choose from a variety of after-school enrichment classes and STEM activities at Idea Lab Kids. Robotics building, computer coding, toy design, and 3D printing are among the choices for kids who want to build on their budding math and science skills.
Choose from one of nine locations in the greater Houston area.
Building Brains - Various locations
Programs and camps at Building Brains locations are for students ages 3-14 to combine fine motor skills with critical thinking skills through the use of educational building kits. Hands-on teaching methods allow kids to learn through doing and help to enhance math and problem-solving skills.
Classes are offered at multiple locations around Houston. Find the location closest to you here.
American Robotics Academy - Various locations
Designed for school-aged children, American Robotics Academy allows kids to explore mechanics while also learning how to work in a team. Through the use of the LEGO Technic System, kids get an up-close-and-personal look at gears, axels, levers, and other mechanisms in a manner that is familiar and easy to manipulate.
Find the American Robotics Academy location nearest you here.
Mathnasium - Various locations
Whether your child excels at math or needs a little extra help, Mathnasium provides a supportive environment to enhance math skills at any level from elementary through high school. By tailoring mathematical concepts to each child's existing knowledge base, Mathnasium is the perfect place for kids to hone in on their STEM skills.
Multiple centers are located throughout the Houston area. Find the one closest to you here.
Engineering For Kids - Various locations
Kids ages 4-14 learn by doing with Engineering For Kids classes. Focused on fun, age-appropriate STEM activities, during each class children will experience a different aspect of STEM concepts during their lesson. From building hot air balloons to designing video games, this program covers a wide range of STEM activities.
Classes are offered at multiple locations in the greater Houston area. Find the location nearest you here.
Sylvan EDGE STEM - Various locations
Engineering, coding, and robotics come to life for kids at Sylvan EDGE. Programs are available for kids in grades K-12, tailoring the STEM experience to each age group by using age-appropriate concepts to explore structural design, physics, and problem-solving.
Multiple centers are located throughout the greater Houston area. Find the location closest to you here.
STEM Saturdays at Discovery Green - Inner Loop
1500 McKinney St.
This FREE event takes place every Saturday from 12:30- 1:30 p.m. as part of the Families and Children Series at Discovery Green on the Hess Patio deck. Design and build your own creations and participate in outdoor science experiments during these hands-on classes. First come, first served. Space is limited to 40 kids and parents/guardians must accompany their children.
Little Beakers Science Lab - Cypress and The Woodlands
13040 Louetta Rd., Suite 226, Cypress
26803 Hanna Rd. Units 507/508, The Woodlands
Little Beakers Science Lab gives kids ages 6 and up the opportunity to use real lab equipment to study science up close. Students at Little Beakers also gain valuable STEM experience by participating in the study of the periodic table of elements as well as historically significant scientific discoveries. Classes are offered at both locations each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for 50 minutes.
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