SD LabRats
Empowering youth to make a better world through science and technology.
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Our Location

All Enrichment Courses & Camps are held at our STEAM Discovery Center located at the Encinitas Boys & Girl’s Club at 1221 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024.

STEAM Discovery Center Features



Our MakerLab is fully loaded with the necessary equipment, featuring a Laser Cutter, LEGO Mindstorm EV3 kits and all the arts and crafts supplies a young artist or inventor would need to bring out the best of their ideas and explore their true passions. Our team has developed dozens of projects and challenges students can pursue to help inspire their next big idea.


LabRats Courses

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math courses are offered that cover everything from animal and plant biology to rockets, from chemistry and physics to making art with a laser cutter. Our teaching style emphasizes hands-on project-based learning to encourage a growth mindset while also nurturing students’ curiosity to learn more. Check out our curriculum for a full list of courses!


Academic Coaching

We get it, school work can be overwhelming, and if you miss one piece of learning, it can be catastrophe when that big exam sneaks up on you weeks later. At the STEAM Discovery Center, we have professionals devoted to tutoring and academic coaching for at least two hours a day. Our Student Leaders have excelled in math and science, and if you feel your student is falling behind, or you want to help them get ahead, our tutors and mentors are there to help your student succeed. Our Student Leaders are brilliant students on their own who want to give back to their community by passing on their knowledge and expertise to the next generation. They’re role models who actively pursue and achieve excellence in their own STEAM educations. Learn more about our team!



Sometimes, science is about getting your hands dirty (literally). We have a half acre garden facility, complete with boxes where we grow food, look for bugs, and ultimately, discover the natural environment around us. It’s also a great place to work on art projects.