Student Programs
From Robotics and Coding to Sculpting and Costume Making, we offer a wide variety of customizable in-person and virtual student programs designed to meet your needs, support your goals, and align with the learning objectives you have set.
Inspire a New Generation of Innovators

Animatronics is a unique industry that seamlessly integrates computer programming, engineering, advanced manufacturing and technologies, as well as the visual and performing arts. Our educational programs emphasize career awareness and exploration in fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, hands-on technical skill development, and authentic project based learning designed to inspire creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving for our next generation of innovators.

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HANDS-ON STUDENT WORKSHOPS

Virtual or in-person.  You choose!

Animatronics Engineering, Design & Prototyping Challenge
The Engineering, Design & Prototyping Challenge is an engaging, hands-on experience that allows students to step into the roles of animatronic designer, engineer, fabricator and artist to construct one-of-kind machines that create the illusion of life!
Invention Literacy
The Invention literacy workshop is a hands-on learning experience where students explore concepts of design and engineering as they apply principles of coding, electrical circuits, conductive materials and creative problem-solving to build whatever their minds can imagine!
Creative Coding & Animated Robotics
The Creative Coding and Animated Robotics Workshop is a hands-on learning experience that allows students to explore the world of animatronic storytelling through robotics, coding, automation and the visual and performing arts.
Custom Designed Experiences
Not seeing what you’re looking for? Our team of animatronics experts and S.T.E.A.M. educators are ready to design and facilitate customizable workshops that align with your educational goals, objectives and budget.

“...the "Jobs of the Future" do not need scientists who have memorized the periodic table. In fact, business leaders say they are looking for creative, independent problem solvers in every field, not just math and science. Yet in most schools, STEM subjects are taught as a series of memorized procedures and vocabulary words, when they are taught at all”

Sylvia Libow Martinez
Author, Invent to Learn

“The fact is, that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed – it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”

Ken Robinson
Education Expert

"We forget that our responsibility isn’t solely to teach memorization or the mechanics of a task but to spark a curiosity that empowers students to learn on their own."

George Couros
Author of The Innovator's Mindset

"We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves."

Stephen Downes
Education Expert

"My name is Sasha and I was one of the students that attended the field trip with UNLV last week, I wanted to personally thank you for the tour and for providing us with a project to finish at our home. This has been the most educational and the most memorable experience I have had in my college education. Thank you so much to the Garner Holt team for creating such an amazing experience and for allowing me to be a part of it!"

Sasha
Student, UNLV

"My daughter is there right now. Dropped her off this morning. Honestly, I wish I could have called off work to stay with her. The little peek I saw seemed amazing. ...It's the first time I've ever been jealous of something my daughter gets to do."

Mike
Parent
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