reDiscover Center Pasadena

STEM, Tinkering, and the Freedom to Build!



Want more reDiscover Center programs with less of a drive?   reDiscover Center Pasadena is now here!

reDiscover Center Pasadena offers camps, workshops, classes, teacher professional development, adult workshops, and corporate retreats in the Pasadena/Glendale/east San Fernando Valley area.  Classes focus on creativity, art, STEM, design, and using your hands to make new stuff.  See links below for more information.

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Pasadena Programs





Spring 2017 Classes and Events

We Have Scholarship Funding!

We just received funding for scholarships to Tinkering School LA summer camp in Pasadena.  Contact us ASAP if you'd like a need based full or partial scholarship.  We recognize that our camp tuition is not accessible for most families, and hope students will take the opportunity to use these scholarships:

Camp is Here!

This is your chance to learn how to use lots of tools, and then have the freedom to build what YOU want.  You can participate our summer Tinkering School in 2 different ways:

Week long Tinkering School camp in Pasadena
sessions run June. 12-Jul. 28
ARTworks Pasadena
2914 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91107
Register for multiple sessions here.

$500 for week long sessions.  $300 for 3-day sessions.

YIPEE!  We just received a donation towards scholarships.
Contact us if you need a camp scholarship, so we can give you a registration code.

Session 1:  June. 12-16                                                 Session 5 (Everyone):  Jul. 10-14

Session 2:  June 19-23                                                  Session 6:  Jul. 17-21

Session 3:  June 26-30                                                 Session 7:  Jul. 24-28

Session 4:   Jul. 5-7, only $300


Camp Photos from Week 1

Camp Photos from Week 2


1-Day Tinkering at the PUSD LEARNS summer program (June. 12-26)
* Students must be registered for the LEARNS summer program.

In our Tinkering School LA week long camp, students learn how to safely operate the power drill, hand saws, and sewing machine.  Mid-week we present the "theme of the week" and ask kids to brainstorm ideas.  Then we set students free (while supervised) to build what they want from wood, fabric, and found objects.  It's all about creativity, empowerment with new tools, autonomy, persistence, and team work.  In prior years we've built a giant dinosaur, a castle with turrets and draw bridge, a fully functional carnival with mini-golf course, and more.  Camp runs 9-3pm with lunch and snack breaks.  We have a 1:4 staff to student ratio at all times.



 Want to volunteer or join our staff?  Contact us about helping out.

Adult Workshops

We now have fun classes for adults, with a focus on making and how to teach it.  These 2 classes will be held at our summer Pasadena makerspace at ARTworks Pasadena.

Email Deb at to pre-register up for a class, and specify your availability. Any class with 3 or more students will be held. Classes with low enrollment are subject to cancellation 24 hrs in advance.

How to Build and Teach AutomataKIMG0938
Wed. June 21, 2017
5:30-8:30 pm
ARTworks Pasadena
2914 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA

Register for Automata




Engineering Chocolate:  Making custom chocolate moldssquirrel-mold
June 28
5:30-8:30 pm
Postponed to a later date

ARTworks Pasadena
2914 E. Walnut St.,
Pasadena, CA

Tour Our Makerspace (FREE!)
We have a hands-on kid-friendly makerspace with real tools set up for the summer.  Come join us for a scheduled tour, or contact us to set up one that meets your schedule.

Wed. Jul. 19, evening

Wed. Jul. 26, evening

Email to RSVP.