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The Great Adventure Lab 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!). 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 Fall 2014 offerings at Bells Mill ES. 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.

Video Game Programming 1  Mondays 3:30-4:30pm

Sep 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3 (Snow Date: Nov 17)

Grades 3–5

Students may not repeat this class. Students must be in specified grade range.

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

Course Structure and Fees: 2 instructors. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $155 plus $5 supply fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students.

Does your kid dream of writing his or her own video games, creating cartoons, or making animations?

We’ve found a great way to get started: Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten project. The Great Adventure Lab’s trained instructors can teach your child how to make characters walk, talk, and interact with a keyboard/mouse or other programmed characters. Each student will build his or her own game.


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(240) 442-1855
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September 15, 2014 — 3:30 pm to
November 03, 2014 — 4:30 pm

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Bells Mill ES
8225 Bells Mill Road
Potomac, MD
United States