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Join now to get access to our weekly clubs. Depending on the membership you select, your child can come to clubs one, two, or an unlimited number of clubs each week.

Virtual Parties

Want to book a party, but still not comfortable having it in person? We now have virtual birthday parties available. Book now!

Birthday Parties

We offer amazing in-person birthday parties. With everything but the food provided for you, it’s a worry-free way for your birthday child to enjoy their special day.

Pongos Learning Lab

Learn. Have fun. Repeat! 

We are a community center for all things science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Located in Crofton, Maryland, we offer clubs, camps, classes, birthday parties, and enrichment programs in Grades PreK-8. Younger kids can enjoy our indoor play center, known as the Little Learners Lab. Adults can even get in on the fun with classes and special events created just for them. Ready to get started? Become a member, or book a preview session to learn more about who we are and what we do.


Kids in grades PreK-8 can drop in for weekly clubs on topics like robotics, coding, LEGO building, video production, and more.

Birthday Parties

Host your next birthday party in our spacious Game Lab, with your choice of activities and themes. It’s fun for all ages.

STEAM Enrichment Programs

Our show can go on the road! We can provide after school clubs, assemblies, edutainment, and even a mobile escape room.

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Robotics (Grades K-8)

Learn to code by programming robots. Kids will have access to many of our programmable robots, including Botley, Dash & Dot, Cue, and Ozobo Evo & Bit,

Coder Kids (Grades K-8)

Kids can learn how to code in Scratch, Java, Lua, and more at their own pace, in this fun, instructor-guided club.

YouTube Stars (K-8)

Create awesome animations, legendary “let’s plays,” impressive interviews, top-notch tutorials, and much more. This is a favorite club with many of our members.

Robot Zoo

Looking for a great holiday gift for your child? Check out these amazing robots! We are Amazon affiliates, so if you purchase a product from this page, we will receive a percentage of the same from Amazon, at no cost to you. Coding Critters The original Coding...

Cyber Monday Specials

Want to save on just about everything we offer? Don’t miss our Cyber Monday specials! All of these deals expire at midnight on 11/30/2021. Save 25% on summer camps (excludes lab fees and before/after care)Save 25% on the first 3 months of a K-8 club...

Create a Thumbnail for YouTube

Thumbnails make your YouTube channel look nicer. In this video, you will learn how to use Canva to make one.

Customizing the YouTube Banner

Need to customize the banner for your YouTube channel? In this video, I'll show you how to use Canva to do it.

Summer Camps for 2021

It's that time of year again! Register now for summer 2021. You can view the schedule and register on the website. A few notes about this summer: We don't currently have camp at Pongos the week of August 2. We have some online options for camps this summer. Please see...

COVID-19 Update

As we open our doors again, we have updated many of our policies and procedures to reflect the realities of life with COVID-19. Our goal is to keep everyone, including students, families, and staff, safe and healthy, while still providing high quality educational...

Summer STEAM Activities for Kids

Are you looking for summer STEAM activities for kids? After 3 very long months, we are finally open for in-person clubs and camps! Because we realize that not everyone will be comfortable sending their kids to the office, we also still have online options available....

Just What is a Pongo, Anyway?

This post was written by Miss Chrissy. We are often asked where the name "Pongos" originated. It comes from the Genus name for the orangutans: Pongo. It's not Pongo's, as some folks sometimes write it, but rather Pongos. In other words, we're a bunch of orangutans!...

We Are Online!

When everything closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, we decided to beta test some of our programs online. So far, they've been working out very well! Virtual Clubs We currently have several live, instructor-led versions of our most popular clubs. Our Minecraft, Coder...

Toys We Tried: Professor Maxwell’s 4D Chef & Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Set (Guest Post by Christen Grozelle)

We have a special guest post from Christen Grozelle of Best Money Mom for this edition of Toys We Tried. She was kind enough to review toys that her children tried and enjoyed. If you would like us to review a toy, or you would like to send in a review to be included...

STEM Things to Do While the Kids are Home (Part 1)

Schools across the country are closed for at least the next two weeks. If you're scrambling to find things to do with your kids while they're out of school, we have a few suggestions! This is the first of what we hope will be several posts with suggestions for...

Toys We Tried: Ozobot Bit & Evo

We evaluate STEAM toys on a pretty regular basis, to see if they might fit into the programs at Pongos Learning Lab. If the adults think they’re promising, we’ll let the kids try the toys, to make sure they’re not just educational, but also fun! We participate in some...

(Games and) Toys We Tried: Robot Turtles

We evaluate STEAM toys, and games, on a pretty regular basis, to see if they might fit into the programs at Pongos Learning Lab. If the adults think they’re promising, we’ll let the kids try them, to make sure they’re not just educational, but also fun! We participate...

Fluffy Slime Recipe

We love making fluffy slime! It's relatively easy to make, even with younger kids, and it tends to smell pretty good if you can find the right shaving foam. This has become a favorite at our birthday parties and Girl Scout badge workshops (Home Scientist badge)!...

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