Zaniac in Santa Monica is a STEM-based center that makes learning fun

The local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education franchise, Zaniac, invited Westside Mommy to a “Back-to-School Bash” at the Zaniac Santa Monica Campus last Wednesday, August 10th. Owner Tracy Williams hosted kids and their parents for a night of fun, engaging STEM-related activities, just in time to get kids’ minds back into school mode. Westside Mommy contributors Shelby and her mother Jonna attended the open house event. Here is their review!


Zaniac Was Super Fun! – By Shelby


I really liked visiting a place thats called Zaniac. it was super fun! They had a 3D printer and I got to make a name tag with it and not the kind that you stick on your shirt but the kind that is a rectangular prism that you can hang on your backpack and/or purse. I even got to choose the color – green of course! I had a great time with my first experience of a 3D printer!


Also, they had other rooms like: a Mindcraft room, tinkering room (my little sister loved this room!), a robot room and more! The robot room was so fun and my family and I got to program a robot to knock over some objects. The Minecraft room was also super fun. I learned a lot of new things in just a few minutes. This was such an awesome place and they really know how to make learning cool .. I would love to take classes there at Zaniac!!!


Zaniac is an amazing place with competitive prices – By Mom (Jonna)


This is an amazing place with competitive prices. Any kid attending these classes are lucky and will certainly have a blast. They have made it very creative and I’m pretty sure kids will forget they are learning. My husband and I are going to try this for our girls (age 6 & 10) and feel it will benefit them in their educational futures.


On a side note: they do a two hour drop off once a month ($25 a kid) where the kids will do a pre-set fun learning project and the parents can go grab dinner…so looking forward to this!!!


About Zaniac


A Zaniac campus is like school at its best – an active, inspiring place that is filled with friends and friends to be, where real math and technology learning is fun.

Our campuses are safe places where your children can come to learn and expand their minds. We have computer labs, 1-on-1 tutoring, classrooms, and collaborative learning areas.

Your local campus is there to provide the community with a learning resource like no other.

Zaniac Campuses offer K-8 after-school programs and summer camps in Minecraft, Computer Programming, LEGO Robotics, Zane Math, Chess, and Touch Typing. Our campuses can also be used for Homework Center, Edison Club activities, and Birthday Parties.

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I am a new mom to a baby girl. I live in West Los Angeles. This blog is about my experiences as a new mom and navigating my way through kid-friendly L.A.

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