The Mind Lab: School Holiday Workshops

The Mind Lab offers a range of full-day school holiday camps for your 7-12-year-old, all of which nurture that boundless, unwavering curiosity of theirs! Whether it’s their first session or their fiftieth, they’ll be faced with new, engaging challenges in a supportive, encouraging environment.  

Each action-packed full-day workshop will cover two future-focused topics.


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Monday 15 - Thursday 18 April and Tuesday 23 - Friday 26 April

Workshops run from 9:15am to 4:30pm | Drop off from 8:00am and pick up at 4:30pm | $150 per full day (GST inc.)

Special Deals

Book 5 days and pay $110 for each day instead of $150! Promo Code: 5daydeal2019 

Enquire with The Mind Lab about our 15% Discount for all MOTAT Mates 

Early bird discount Promo Code: earlybird33 to get 20% off one day

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 Week One 

Monday 15 April - Coding & Film Making
Olympians in the Making

Race up to this challenge! Coding whizzes and budding filmmakers will feel like they’re taking home the gold as they use Scratch, Makey Makeys, webcams and movie-making software to create cool media they can keep building on at home.

Takeaway: Movie

Tuesday 16 April - Robotics & Get Thinking
Te ahurea o Aotearoa

Celebrate our beautiful and unique place on this Earth with two Aotearoa-themed challenges. In Robotics we’ll use E-Z Builder to program JD robots to host a dance party that’ll put New Zealand on the map. In Get Thinking we’ll put on our thinking caps (and sun hats) to come up with new ways to stay safe under our hot sun.

Takeaway: Prototype

Wednesday 17 April - 3D Design & Electronic Engineering
World of Wearable Tech

Did you know that ‘wearables’ is the word for tech we wear on the body, like fitness trackers? So handy! In 3D Design we’ll look at the human body and use 3D software Tinkercad to design a wearable of our own. In Electronic Engineering, engineering meets fashion design as we create our own E-Textiles LED Wrist Wraps.

Takeaway: Design

Thursday 18 April - Web Design & Animation
Food for Thought

Web designers, eat your heart out at our food-themed Wix workshop. Got a taste for animation too? Be part of your very own cooking show in our movie editing masterclass. We’ll use web cams, Movie Maker and MonkeyJam to create your masterpieces. No chef experience required! Just bring an appetite for learning.

Takeaway: Website & Movie

Week Two 

Tuesday 23 April - Robotics & Graphic Design
Let’s Build

Build ‘em up and knock ‘em down. Find out if you’re more of a builder or a breaker at our Let’s Build workshops. In Robotics, we’ll program Huna bots to break things and in Graphic Design, we’ll use Inkscape to design our dream structures (just don’t let your robots near them)!

Takeaway: Design

Wednesday 24 April - Internet of Things & Film Making
Protecting our Planet

The future of the Earth depends on us. Using Arduino Uno software and App Inventor 2, we’ll collect data from the world around us to solve an environmental issue. Got an important topic you need the world to know about? Time to create that award-winning documentary and save the planet!

Takeaway: Movie

Friday 26 April - Coding & Science and Engineering
Sound of Science

Listen…hear that? It’s the sound of science and music coming together in perfect harmony. Learn how to navigate the musical world through fun sound-based activities and investigate how sound can even help you code. Music to our ears!

Takeaway: Song