Learn to Discover
A 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organization



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Current Class Offerings

  • Santa Cruz County:
    Bay View Elementary School (Santa Cruz): Register now!
    Two new Classes Announced: Wednesdays, beginning October 25, and Thursdays, beginning October 26.

    Brook Knoll Elementary School (Santa Cruz):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    DeLaveaga Elementary School (Santa Cruz): Register now!
    New Classes Announced: Tuesdays, beginning October 10, and Fridays, beginning October 13.
    New Day Added: Thursdays, beginning October 12. (Classes now on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).

    Gateway School (Santa Cruz):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    Good Shepherd School (Santa Cruz): Register now!
    Thursdays, beginning September14.

    Happy Valley School (Santa Cruz): Register now!
    Fridays, beginning September 22.

    Holy Cross School (Santa Cruz):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    Main Street Elementary School (Soquel): Register now!
    New Classes Announced: Mondays, beginning October 30! 

    Mar Vista Elementary School (Aptos):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    Mountain Elementary School (Soquel): Register now!
    Wednesdays, beginning September 27.
    Note: Your student must be enrolled at this school to register for these classes.

    St. Francis High School (Watsonville): Register now!
    Mondays, beginning October 2, and Tuesdays, beginning October 3.

    Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School (Santa Cruz): Register now!
    Fridays, beginning October 6.
    Note: Your student must be enrolled at this school to register for this class.

    Vine Hill Elementary School (Scotts Valley):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

  • Monterey County:

    Aromas Community Grange (Aromas):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    Carmel Middle School (Carmel Valley):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    Oldemeyer Community Center (Seaside):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    Royal Oaks/Prunedale (Royal Oaks):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    Seaside Homeschool Group (Seaside):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    Tularcitos Elementary School (Carmel Valley):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

  • Santa Clara County:

    Academic Antics (San Jose): Register now!
    New Classes Announced: Wednesdays, beginning September 6.

    Loma Prieta Community Center (Summit Road/Los Gatos):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    NUMU - New Museum Los Gatos:
    New workshoops will be announced soon!

    Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center (Morgan Hill):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    West Hills Community Church (Morgan Hill):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

  • Library Programs:

    Santa Cruz County & Monterey County Hands-on Science Exploration & LEGO Workshops
    Seaside Library (550 Harcourt Ave., Seaside)
    Second Wednesday of each month.
    Next event: To be Announced.
    Funded by The Friends of the Seaside Library. FREE!




Birthday Parties
Fun & Unique Party Themes!

Want to have a truly fun and different birthday party? How about robotics, animation, or creating your own video game? Learn more.

Gift Certificates
Give the Gift of Knowledge!

You can order Gift Certificates in any amount you wish. Surprise someone special with the gift of a stimulating class! Learn more.



Themed Entertainment Classes
Great New Classes Coming Soon!
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We are proud to be a member of the Themed Entertainment Association, an organization of creative professionals that design theme parks, roller coasters, attractions and compelling spaces. We have been working with several member organizations to develop some very exciting new courses that you will be hearing about soon. One of the new classes will combine LEGO Robotics with programmable RGB LEDs using the Arduino microcontroller. In the meantime, if you are interested in our Theme Park Design course [Course ID 810], please contact us.

Robotics & Electronics Classes
Wide Range of Classes, and More on the Way!

Our current robotics classes offer many different ways to explore the fascinating world of robotics. We offer classes using a variety of kits, including LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT, LEGO WeDo™, LeTry, Parallax BoeBot, robotic arms, and many more. We are also completing the curriculum and testing out several new robotics courses that we know will be a big hit with kids, combining electronics, color, sound & music, choreography and sensors. We will soon be offering access and training of telepresence robots and we will be introducing the new Edison robots. Be sure to check out our current offerings, above, and contact us if you would like further information.



Our Mission
Ride the STEAM Train With Us!

Learn to Discover is a 501 c(3) nonprofit that designs, develops and delivers high-quality, hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) courses and activities to kids from pre-school through high-school.

All of our offerings emphasize 21st-century skills such as critical & analytical thinking; problem-solving; teamwork/collaboration; respect; communication; creativity; and imagination. And, most important of all: they are fun!

All of our courses are taught in an environment conducive to successful learning, and encourage students to learn through exploration and discovery. We also demonstrate connections to real-life careers, and feature an inspiring guest speaker from a related profession whenever possible.

Our Programs
Wide Variety of Offerings & Locations
Sample programs:
  • After-School Programs at public and private schools
  • Homeschool Programs
  • Summer Camps
  • Private Lessons
  • Push-in/Pull-out Programs
  • Workshops at Libraries
  • Workshops for Patients
  • Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts, 4-H, & other youth organizations
  • Teach the Teachers
  • Girls & Young Women Programs
  • Fairs and Festivals
  • ROP Classes
  • Community Events
... and many others. If you don't see an offering that is appropriate for you, just Contact Us.
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Upcoming Events
East Bay Mini Maker Faire. Sunday, October 22, 2017. Held at the Park Day School (360 42nd Street in Oakland), the East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a more intimate version of the Bay Area Maker Faire (see below), the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth: a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Learn more.
The Hour of Code. Dec. 4-10, 2017. In support of Computer Science Education Week, nearly all of our classes will feature a special opportunity for students to experience a taste of the wonderful world of programming, with fun activities and challenges. The opportunity to learn about programming will be presented,alongside a discussion of career opportunities and ways to continue to learn more on their own. This is our fifth year offering this, and it is always a big hit with all our students! Learn to Discover is a charter member of code.org. Learn more.
Maker Faire Bay Area. Friday-Saturday-Sunday, May, 2018. Held at the San Mateo Event Center, Maker Faire, is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth: a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. This is an annual don't-miss event! Learn more.

Please Help Us
  • Volunteer Teacher Assistants (2-4 hours/week)
  • Classroom Speakers from Science, Technology & Engineering Fields
  • Donations of LCD Projectors and Laptops
We try to keep our class fees as low as possible. For this reason, we are actively seeking your tax-deductible contributions.

Thank you very much for your consideration!

Read About Us
Check out the great feature story on us in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Read about our LEGO Robotics activities in Monterey County, as reported in the Monterey Herald.

Past Events
Check out our Past Events page to see a representative sample of activities andevents we have either sponsored or in which we have participated.