STEM Activities in Kansas City

Kansas City has many opportunities to enhance STEM learning with after school and summer learning.

Code Ninjas


At Code Ninjas, kids build computer skills while designing and building their own video games as well as learning robotics. They gain problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz builds proprietary models out of LEGO® bricks that are not found in stores, so kids (3 +) are always challenged. Younger children learn colors, and counting, and much more. Older kids learn hands on core concepts of science, math, engineering, and technology by building cars, windmills, paper crinklers, robotics, and more. Many of the models are motorized so the children can build a car out of LEGO® Bricks and then actually make it move! The best part is that all kids LOVE playing with LEGO® Bricks and the learning just happens spontaneously.

816-328-8745 | Website

Ernie Miller Nature Center Education Programs

Ernie Miller Nature Center’s Education Programs offer kids of all ages a variety of fun and exciting educational programs all presented by our friendly and knowledgeable staff.Programs for youth, home school, preschool, and school-age programs!
909 N Highway 7, Olathe, KS 66061
913-764-7759| Website


Mad Science

Education wrapped in entertainment! Mad Science brings kids the fun and amazement for birthday parties, after school-programs, summer camps and more!

913-888-8877 | Website


If math is a problem, Mathnasium can solve it. Students will grow more excited and confident about math—and their grades will reflect that. For students who already excel in math, the sky’s the limit. They will work to expand their math skills and, with math learning made exciting, can see all the doors that being great at math can open. Available programs for elementary school through high school.

Locations in Leawood, North and South Blue Valley, Lee’s Summit and Liberty

Math Monkey

At Math Monkey of Leawood, student are taught to think rather than just memorize. While in class, students learn more than one way to solve a problem. By showing students multiple ways to solve a problem their understanding of how numbers work will grow. These mental strategies will help build confidence, speed, problem solving and reasoning skills. Math Monkey does not simply teach rote memorization. We place each student in classes based on where they ARE, rather than age or grade. This makes the program a great fit for students that may have lost confidence to those that are gifted and need to be challenged.

15061 Nall Ave., Leawood, KS 66223
913-897-6284 | Website

Play-Well TEKnologies

At Play-Well TEKnologies, we know that kids are already naturally gifted creators. What we strive to provide is an environment where students can
create without fear of mistakes, explore fundamental STEM concepts through play, and express their creativity in ways they never thought possible.
With tens of thousands of LEGO® pieces and the guidance of our passionate instructors, the possibilities are truly endless!

Various Locations | Website

STEM Connect

STEM Connect supports leading in-school and out-of-school STEM activities, increase access to STEM in underserved communities and invite community collaboration through regional initiatives.

4825 Troost Ave., Suite 108, Kansas City, MO 64110
816-235-1509 | Website