Get kids away from playing video games long enough to create their own! This facility allows beginners and gaming gurus alike (ages 7 and up) to tackle everything from coding and video-game design to 3-D printing and app building. They'll emerge with their own creation and the skills to build their own robots at home, thanks to the academy's top-notch instructors and teaching tools. Sign 'em up for private group lessons (2–5 kids) or for after-school programs (newbie offerings include Fortnite-Style Game Design, Roblox Coding and Hardware Hacking). Brooklyn and Tribeca (pixelacademy.org). Ages 7 and up.
Coding for kids is worth exploring for plenty of reasons beyond just enjoying a fun afternoon class (and dominating computer science). These coding classes help kids dive into exciting robotics projects, game design (think Minecraft and Fortnite—even film and web design. Thanks to plenty of fantastic S.T.E.M.-oriented venues in the city, your tykes, tweens and teens have access to some pretty impressive offerings. See below for some of our favorites!
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