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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 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 Murch ES.  Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 

Parent aide requirements:


Lego Engineers, Grades 1-2

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm

 Apr 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Lego Engineers students learn and apply mechanical engineering concepts and create a wild amusement park ride, a go-cart, and, of course ... a catapult that launches Lego pieces! Students will  learn the physics behind levers, gears, pulleys, and other simple machines using LEGO® Education’s Simple Machines set. We’ll explore a new project each week and improvise on our designs to make our creations work in cool new ways!

Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Simple Machines, Physics.

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

Tuition: $135 tuition per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.



Video Game Programming B, Grades 3–5

Wednesdays  3:30-4:30pm

 Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1

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: Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week.


Tuition: $165 tuition + $5 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 2 instructors, no aide.

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(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


April 12, 2016 — 3:30 pm to
June 01, 2016 — 4:30 pm

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Murch ES
4810 36th Street Northwest
Washington, DC
United States