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The Great Adventure Lab (formerly Adventures with Robots) is an after-school science enrichment program that runs 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!). This is the start of our fourth school year!

We do it all with SMALL class sizes (adult-student ratio = 6:1) and highly skilled teachers, many of whom have or still work as scientists or engineers. Our goal is to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics irresistibly FUN for the next generation. Kids leave our classes demanding MORE!

You can read all about our classes and birthday parties on our web site: Our site includes plenty of reviews, 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 Fall 2013 offerings at Garrett Park E.S. 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.


Lego Robotics 1  Full description, reviews & more photos

GRADES 2-4   

Mondays  3:40 to 4:40 pm

Meeting dates: Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, no class Nov 11, last class Nov 18 (snow day Nov 25)

This is our core class, where beginners learn to build and program LEGO® robotsusing LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software. 

Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week.  $115 per student,  Min 11/ max 12 students. 1 instructor, 1 aide. The GrAd Lab provides one netbook and one robotics kit for each pair of students. 





Robo Challenge 1  Full description, reviews & more photos


GRADES 3*-5    


Mondays  3:40 to 4:40pm

Meeting dates: Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, no class Nov 11, last class Nov 18 (snow day Nov 25)

Took our Lego Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? Or are you in 4th or 5th grade, ready to launch into robotics with no previous experience? This class is for you. Instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge set by our instructors. Then we’ll use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs. We’ll build catapults, crash-avoidance vehicles, hexbug nano catchers and more!  

*3rd grade prerequisite: LEGO® Robotics


Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic.  1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week  $120 per student,  Min 11/ max 12 students.






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The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!

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


September 30, 2013 — 3:40 pm to
November 18, 2013 — 4:40 pm

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Garrett Park ES
4810 Oxford Street
Garrett Park, MD
United States