Ignite Your Child’s Imagination With Zaniac

Zaniac Asheville, the premier science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) enrichment center for kids K-8 grades is celebrating 1-year in business this month.

“Zaniac gives kids the confidence to be curious and provides them with an academic edge to succeed,” said campus manager and co-owner Lynne Porter. “We use a peer mentor learning concept, where talented instructors are high school and college honor students, gifted in STEAM subjects and role models in the community.

Take a tour of Zaniac, located in South Asheville in Biltmore Park Town Square to see its STEAM Learning Center in action and spark your child’s love of learning.

  • Learn to Code.
  • Jam out with GarageBand.
  • Print in 3D.
  • Create an App.
  • Build a Robot.
  • Explore Space with Minecraft Exploration.
  • Try electronical engineering by tinkering with littleBits.

And that’s just the beginning. Paul Zane Pilzer, a professor, economist and founder of Zaniac says, “Zaniac helps children understand how the world was built and gives them the confidence and tools to make it better.”

Let your child’s imagination run wild with a Zaniac Summer Camp. Enjoy weekly STEAM Camps in Zaniac’s cool high-tech environment. Zaniac offers small camp sizes customized to your child’s needs and camps grouped for your child’s age and grade. Get Zaniac’s Camp Schedule online at zaniaclearning.com/Asheville. Every child receives a free t-shirt and water bottle with every camp.

Grades K-2

Little Campers love Robotics, Engineering, Computer Programming, Minecraft, Math and Chess camps available/

Grades 3-5

Popular camps include Minecraft, Advanced Robotics, GarageBand, Modding, Coding, 3D Printing, App Creation, Math and Chess!

Grades 6-8

Challenging and fun camps featuring 3D Game Design, Fashion Design, Python & Java Coding, Chess for Experts, Advanced Robotics and Advanced Electronics.

Zaniac offers Parents’ Night Out Events two times per month, Saturdays 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Take a night off on Earth Day, April 22. Your child will conduct science-based experiments for Earth Day while you enjoy a night off. May is all about Myth Busting and using the scientific method to bust popular myths. Available May 6 and May 20. Sign up online zaniaclearning.com/Asheville or call 828-575-0355

Kids can celebrate and play together with a focus on STEAM. Print in 3D. Program a robot. Build a video game with Scratch. Build with Robotics and Play with Game-based-learning Minecraft.

Zaniac is celebrating its one-year in business. Join Zaniac for a Free Open House and Party with STEAM activities, raffles, giveaways, a magician, balloons and fun! Just show up April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cake-cutting at 11 a.m.

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.