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Arena STEM: Science-Based Fun Comes to The Garden State Plaza

“Arena STEM is a fun environment that utilizes STEM principles and fosters self-expression, critical thinking, and innovation,” says co-founder Sergei Manevich.

Arena STEM, a new retail “edu-tainment” concept, opened its first U.S. location at the Westfield Garden State Plaza on December 18, 2020. The flagship store is located on level two near Nordstrom. Arena STEM is a new and innovative concept that provides an interactive environment for kids and adults to play, learn and engage with science and technology. The 20,000 square-foot facility offers hands-on experiences with large-scale models, racetracks, events, contests, classes, and workshops that include 3-D drawing, robotics, model making, and more.





Arena Stem has taken COVID-19 safety measures to stay safe and keep the learning going during these times. They have over 20,000 square feet of space to allow for social distancing. Masks are required and sanitizing stations are provided throughout the center. High-touch surfaces and entertainment equipment is sanitized between every use. This is a great space to visit to have covid safe fun!



“More and more STEM curriculum has become an integral component of education in the United States and a gateway to STEM-related jobs,” says Arena STEM co-founder Sergei Manevich, who designed and developed the concept.



“Arena STEM will provide our guests a unique experience that engages them in a new and different way,” says Jay Daly, senior general manager of Westfield Garden State Plaza.




Open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM. Swing by if you want to have STEM-related fun!


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