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Student programming a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot.

The Da Vinci Science Center offers project-based, hands-on FIRST® LEGO® League programs introducing students to coding, programming, and engineering in an inclusive, creative, and inspirational environment where students work collaboratively to solve a yearly robotics challenge. Programs are designed to inspire innovation and help young people build a better future. The Da Vinci Science Center is proud to host teams for FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. (ages 6-10) and FIRST® LEGO® League (ages 9-14).

Times and Dates 

Sunday Mornings, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Twenty-eight (28) total sessions scheduled as follows: 

  • Aug. 25 (Orientation/Open House) 
  • Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 
  • Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 
  • Dec. 8, 15, 22 
  • Jan. 12, 19, 26 (potential competition date 1/26) 
  • Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 


  • New Participant – $999 
  • Returning 2018-19 Participant – $899 
  • Sibling Discount – $100 off each additional child 

Program Highlights

The team provides skills that will help students succeed in STEM careers.

  • Build life skills while building robots
  • Compete in an intense, fun tournament 
  • Develop critical-thinking and team-building skills
  • Gain hands-on programming and rapid-prototyping experience

Included with Registration

  • 2019-2020 Season T-Shirt. 
  • Custom binder to record notes and ideas. 
  • Any materials used during the program. 
  • Transportation to and from regional competition for registered participant. 

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.

Grades K-4 (ages 6-10)

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. focuses on building early interest in the STEM fields by challenging participants to explore a real-world problem and imagine possible solutions. A team of up to six students will use their new knowledge and creativity to build motorized models using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 and create Show Me posters to present what they learned at a season-ending Expo. 

Registration is closed.

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Grades 4-8 (ages 9-14)

FIRST® LEGO® League team members will work together and apply their collective creativity and knowledge of STEM concepts to solve a real world problem.  Teams design, build, and program LEGO® Education MINDSTORMS® robots to complete missions on a themed playing field. Teams compete against each other at exciting events where they make new friends, share their ideas and inventions, express team spirit, and celebrate their hard work!

Registration is closed.

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Meet the Instructors

Tyler Groft

Tyler Groft

Tyler joined the Science Center in 2014. He has been responsible for developing and leading summer camps, revamping field trip workshops, bringing in Lightwire Theater's DINO LIGHT, and writing the Center's live science shows. With his extensive background in engineering and social psychology, he will make sure each student has the skills and support they need to be successful in her/his endeavors. His top priority is showing everyone just how awesome science is every single day!

Cassandra Guerrero

Cassandra Guerrero

Cassandra has been with Da Vinci for more than two years using her background in computer science to create and deliver programs that teach kids how to code and work with technology. Her favorite part of being a FIRST coach is getting to know each child's personality and interests to help them find their place on the team as a programmer, researcher, or builder, and watching them gain independence and self-confidence in their work. She's looking forward to the new season!

Sahas Veera

Sahas has been an educator at the Science Center since 2018, mainly focused on FIRST Lego League robotics. He is a senior at Parkland High School and has been a Da Vinci summer camp student since 2007. To give back to the community, he started volunteering to help run summer programs for the past two years. His involvement and interest in FIRST robotics for the past six years, culminating in having the opportunity to compete at the world level competition in 2016, inspired him to create similar opportunities for other students in the area. With the support of the Science Center board and Tyler Groft, he was able to make his vision a reality through the FIRST LEGO League program. He hopes to inspire students to pursue STEM in the future!

Contact: Tyler Groft, 484-664-1002, ext. 105                        Learn about Our Other Science Clubs 

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a not-for-profit organization that encourages kids to explore science and technology through collaboration with mentors and teammates, and motivates them to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM fields. FIRST® LEGO® League was created in partnership between FIRST and the LEGO® Group in 1998.  


P: 484.664.1002
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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