Science Workshop

Visit our free drop-in program for kids designed to engage, build confidence, and support them to become self-identified scientific thinkers, doers, and makers. Kids are guided to design and build projects based on their own interests and ideas using inexpensive materials and tools.

Schedules change each month: Check out our Events Calendar  



SAM Academy also operates a Mobile Science Workshop that drives into schools and communities and provides hands-on learning for kids. More details can be found here. SAM Academy also operates science-based camps during summer, winter and spring breaks. We offer after-school, weekend, and summer programs in science and engineering that engage learners with direct, hands-on interactions that sustain exploration of a particular science and engineering concept or phenomena.

Special Programs:


  • SAM Academy was selected by the Coastal Conservancy to help bring more than 500 Central Valley youth to the California coast to study marine biology, coastal ecology, and coastal habitats.
  • SAM Academy partnered with the Wonderful Company to bring the Science in the Park program to Del Rey’s Fonseca Park and also bring 60 students to our 2017 Summer STEM Camps.
  • SAM Academy will be offering Coding and Robotics classes on Saturdays for interested students. Fill out an application today!