What We Do
The Great STEMporium is a unique new concept connecting learning, fun, and entertainment... emphasis on fun and entertainment.
We've taken our thoughtfully curated STEM projects, put them on a menu, married them with restaurant-style service, and wrap it all in an imaginative setting filled with inquisitive elements that engage young minds during every second of your visit.
We offer an exciting selection of STEM experiments, activities and projects that are suitable for kids in grades K-6, but younger and older kids won't have a hard time engaging in the fun either! Whether you’re looking for a place to hang out or are planning a day trip for your family, we provide a safe, fun-filled environment where young minds can have a great time...and you don't even have to tell them they'll learn something :-)
At The Great STEMporium, customer satisfaction is our #1 goal, and we go the extra mile to make sure our guests have a memorable experience. In fact, we've got a very special Great Smile Guarantee to prove it!
Why We Do It
We're trying to solve two problems at once:
1) kids get bored easily, and
2) the world needs a STEM-ready workforce.
So our mission is simply.
We're here to give kids a way to get un-bored through the wonder and fascination of STEM and inspire them to pursue a STEM career.
Kids are a pretty tough audience these days. Getting them un-bored is getting harder and harder. That's why we work extra hard to stay ahead of what's cool and engaging to offer just the right menu of experiments that they'll love - in an environment that's just as intriguing as the experiments themselves. With this approach, we're able to offer a variety of dynamic STEM projects to encourage and continually foster deeper interests in all sorts of STEM careers.
Shhh! We also have a double-secret side mission. Be advised: We celebrate mistakes! Making mistakes is when you learn the most. Experiment mistakes at the Explorium are EPIC!
Our Mission Collaborators
Igniting Career Paths
Our corporate partners are a great source of ideas for our curated STEM projects. The more our partners help us understand their future talent needs in the area of STEM, the better we are at sparking interest with our young visitors. Our partners who help create projects for the menu get an extra Win! Win!
And providing visibility for "Kick Starter" Projects is our ultimate favorite!
Complimenting the Classroom
We love it when a teacher or professor gives us tid-bits of advice on how to improve a STEM activity, project, or experiment. We share the same mission - developing our children in ways that make a difference in their lives...and the lives of all those who will benefit from their talents well into the future.
We heart teachers and educators - big time :-)
Ask us about our field trip programs!
Each school year, we'll invite 5 or 6 high school Seniors to hold a seat on our Junior Board of Directors. Our Junior Board is given an amazing opportunity to experience entrepreneurship - just like a corporate board of directors. They review market conditions, debate strategic options, and make recommendations.
After all, entrepreneurship is the fuel that propels great STEM ideas into our world.