Award-winning science, tech & discovery learning experiences for young people

We offer programmes for children with an aim to encourage young students to get excited by science and technology.

Our programmes include new ways of learning and collaborating while using digital tools and applications to extend students’ knowledge. 

Our Core Philosophy

Learning by doing
Learning through failure
Collaborating & sharing knowledge
Developing digital fluency

About our School Programmes

Emerging technologies are rapidly transforming industries and disrupting economies both globally and at home in Aotearoa, but our education system moves much more slowly! This disconnect means that many young people may struggle to find relevant opportunities by the time they finish school.

The Ministry of Education is seeking to address this problem by integrating digital technologies into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. We’re excited that New Zealand has finally made the move to ensure that students across the nation will become ‘digitally capable thinkers, producers and creators’. (Digital Technologies and the New Zealand Curriculum, pg 3).

We are welcoming this change with open arms. At The Mind Lab we have been teaching children contemporary skills at our custom-built labs since 2013, encouraging children from age 4 to 14 to become creative, active learners of technology and the digital world. We have taught over 100,000 students from hundreds of schools and have developed a huge range of exciting and engaging science, technology and discovery-based workshops.

Our unique approach to education allows students to take on relevant, real-world challenges in a collaborative and project-based environment. 

School Holidays

Every school holidays, we invite 7-12-year-olds into our Auckland lab to create, construct, test and prototype through a huge range of explorative workshops.

We cover a huge range of exciting STEAM-based topics including robotics, coding, 3D design, engineering and much more!

Bookings are open for the upcoming school holiday workshops.

School Groups

School group sessions at The Mind Lab help students learn how to take advantage of the capabilities of technology, becoming creators – not just users – of digital technology.

Each workshop can be personalised to suit your school learning topics or our EdTech Educators can work with you to plan a bespoke session around a topic or theme of your choosing.

We think you and your students will find our workshops useful (and great fun!) as we move towards a more tech-enabled, connected future.

Mind Lab Kids

Mind Lab Kids is an educational website featuring a collection of fun, home-based challenges – perfect for young makers, doers, thinkers and tinkerers.

Challenges and questions are video-based, created by our EdTech Educators. They asks kids to think about how things work, how a thing has come together, or how it could been recreated or improved. It’s built with discovery and inquiry in mind.

Kids respond to challenges by recording their achievements and learnings on their phone or tablet. Then they upload their video to their profile to aid in the learning of other kids (and keep track of their accomplishments)!