Imagine an experience that sparks your child’s interest and creativity through robotics, animation, play and interactive learning. Snapology engages children through activities in our Discovery Center, in the community and in your home. Snapology offers creative play, classes, after-school programs, camps, birthday parties, scouting events and custom events using LEGO® bricks, technology and other fun, interactive learning methods!
ONLY $6 Per Hour!*
A truly amazing place where your kid(s) can make friends and have tons of fun. Their imaginations will soar in our educational, clean and safe atmosphere. Yes, Snapology features areas with LEGO® building toys and activities, but our focus is on interactive activities for children and educational play of all kind. Best of all, you can drop-’em-off** while you run errands, shop or dine in-or-around the nearby South Hills Mall.
* $6 per hour for the first two hours, $8 per hour thereafter
** Parents are not required to stay for children 5 years of age or older
SCHOOL-YEAR WEEKDAY HOURS (thru 6/10): Mon-Fri: 10AM-2PM
SUMMER WEEKDAY HOURS (6/13-8/26): Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM
EVENING/WEEKEND HOURS: Fri: 5:30-8:30, Sat/Sun 12PM-5PM
ADAPTIVE PLAY-TIME HOURS (2/1-6/10): Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9-10AM, Sun 5-6PM
CLOSED: Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day
CREATIVE PLAY & ACTIVITIES
- LEGO® Building Stations
- Minecraft®-Themed Building Station
- ‘Girl-Power’ Building Station
- Mosaic Stations
- Imaginative Play Toys for Toddlers
- Robot Battle Station
- Superhero Building Station
- Giant Soft Building Blocks
- LEGO® Mini-Figure Trading
- Giant K’Nex® Thrill Rides
- EyePlay® Interactive Gaming
- Designated Toddler Area
- Imagination Playground®
- Giant Hot Wheels® Building Station
- Tube Maze Walls
In addition to ‘Creative Play’ (i.e. unstructured; kids roam and play at their own pace), the Discovery Center hosts structured activities and classes. Snapology also offers a retail section where parents can purchase building sets and mini-figures for their children. Fill out a Wish List for your child so friends and family can buy them exactly what they want for birthday and holiday gifts.
Rest assured knowing that Snapology prides itself in cleanliness. All items are routinely cleaned by our dedicated staff using soap, water and high temperature steam cleaning.
Play in the Discovery Center is affordably priced at only $6 per hour for the first 2 hours. $8 per hour thereafter. Discounts for play groups and field trips are available.
1699 Washington Rd, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
1/4 mile north of South Hills Village Mall, Across from The Uncommon Market, Next to Dollar Bank. IMPORTANT: You must enter via the Bank parking lot off Highland Road. There is no access from Washington Road.
Where extra needs kids can just be kids!
Snapology invites parents to bring their children with extra needs to play in our center in a private, non-judgmental, encouraging environment. During these times, Snapology will typically be closed to the general public, allowing children and their family members to play freely in a supportive and fun atmosphere. [Note: During week-day daytime Adaptive Play in the summer, Snapology may be open to other guests. We expect very limited public guests in the play area at this time.]
During Adaptive Play-Time, parents can feel free to conduct therapy, work on specific goals for their children or just simply let them play and make new friends. Snapology Behavioral Health Therapist will be present for supplemental support for all families. Feel free to call ahead to ensure we can provide the best experience for your child.
Adaptive Play-Time Hours*: Tues/Weds/Thurs: 9-10am, Sundays: 5-6pm
*Groups of 6 or more can schedule private Adaptive Play-Time by contacting Outreach@Snapology.com.
Just $10 per hour SNAPOLOGY IS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
This program creatively uses LEGO® bricks as the mechanism for children to interact with one another. The program is open to any child needing a boost in social skill development (including typical children and children with special needs). TSS or Aides welcome. All programs are in a small group setting with a behavioral health consultant present. See our schedule for dates/times.
Format: 4 consecutive weekly 1-hour classes
Age Groups: 3-5 year olds & 6-14 year olds
Looking for 1:1 support for your child. Contact Snapology’s Behavioral Health Therapist at Outreach@Snapology.com for more information.
All Snapology activities are inclusive. We welcome all children to attend. TSS, Aides or other supportive assistants are welcome to attend with any child who benefits from 1-1 guidance.
Snapology provides the following activities:
3 Hours/day, 1-5 Days
2-3 Hours, 1 Day
1-8 Hours, 1 Day
Bring your class to Snapology’s Discovery Center, or we’ll set-up in your gym or cafeteria. We provide a hands-on, team based learning experience. Activities are based on grade level.
1-1.5 Hours, 4-8 Weeks
Snapology provides fun, hands-on learning experience for After-School Enrichment. There’s something for everyone. View the current schedule or choose a class and give us a call to set up your program.
Having a party or event? Looking for someone to entertain the children? We can come to you or you can come to us. Snapology will customize an event just for you.
Prepare your child & his/her friend(s) for the best play date ever! We’ll customize the time to match your childs interests. You’re welcome to stick around, or drop-off/pick-up.
Looking for something completely different to do while earning badges in engineering, technology or robotics? You’ve come to the right place – we’ve got the answer!
Snapology’s Building Commitment to End Bullying Program is an innovated approach to actively engage children and encourage them to express their feelings using the LEGO® Serious Play® method. The traditional anti-bullying programs aren’t working. More Info. Try a new approach with Snapology. View our Program Information Sheet.
Corporate Team Building
Looking for a team building workshop? Snapology owner, Laura Coe, is a licensed LEGO® Serious Play® Workshop facilitator. Contact Laura to schedule a fun, unique and effective team building workshop. Each workshop is customized to your team’s needs. Give us a call today! MORE INFORMATION…
Corp Meeting Facilitation
Tired of sitting in unproductive meetings? Looking for a way to tap into a deeper level of creativity from your employees? Have an open-ended problem that needs to be solved? LEGO® Serious Play® is a unique meeting facilitation technique that will bring out the best in your team. MORE INFORMATION…
Class Topics & Themes
Snapology provides interactive, STEAM activities for children featuring technology and/or popular building toys (such as Lego® bricks and K’Nex® toys). Abbreviated Snapology class descriptions are below. CLICK HERE for the full class catalog (class descriptions) PDF.
Choose from Snapology’s Minecraft® (Basic/Advanced/Epic Levels), StarWars®, Superheroes, Basic Training, Ninjas, Monster Mania, Mini-Figure Mania, and ‘Superheroes of the Bible’.
Age Groups Vary
Choose from Engineers (For Age Groups 4-6, 6-8, 9-12 or 10-14), Scientists (ages 5+), SuperStructures (ages 5+), Amusement Park Adventures (ages 6+) or Alternative Energy (ages 8-14)
Work in teams to create awesome video games and movies in our Video Game Design (Ages 10-14) and Stop Motion Animation (Ages 7+) Programs. Shh..don’t tell them it’s educational.
From Snapology’s ABC’s & 123’s to Junior Engineering to KinderRobotics you can give your junior creator a head start with our super-fun and (shhh) educational programs.
Choose from one of our many Robotics programs (For Age Groups 3.5 – 5, 6-12 or 9-14). Most programs use LEGO® robotics, including WeDo® and EV3 MINDSTORMS® technology.
Teamwork, problem solving & innovation are the keys to this activity. Choose from Junior FLL (FIRST® Lego® League) for children 6-9 or FLL for children 9-14. It’s building fun with trophies!
• A certified Snapology party facilitator who will set-up, conduct activities and clean up • A structured schedule (first half includes a theme based build & related game, second half includes food, cake & gifts)
We offer several party options:
DISCOVERY CENTER PARTIES
* Make it a Super or Premium Party to include Food and/or Treat Bags *** The ‘To-Go party’ facilitator does not stay for food, cake & gifts.
- Treat Bags: $5.99 each
- Cupcakes: $9 per 1/2 dozen
- Cheese pizza: $13 each
- Pepperoni pizza: $14 each
- Juice box: $0.50 each
- Water: $0.50 each
- Take-home Mini-figures: $2.50 each
Parents are welcome to either drop-off their child for the party, or relax in Snapology’s Waiting Room
Choose one of our standard themes below or ask us to customize a party for your birthday child. Activities will vary based on the age of your guests.
Bring Minecraft® to life and create your own world, including animals, creepers and your very own Minecraft® character out of LEGO® bricks.
Extremely popular! Build and play with the LEGO® Friends® girls Andrea, Mia, Olivia, Stephanie and Emma – and their cute animals in Heartlake City.
Participate in Star Wars® themed activities, build scenes from the movie, ships, deathstar, battles, lightsabers, you name it. May the force be with you!
Superman®, Batman®, etc. Create your own comic strip adventure. Have a blast as you create your own fantasy world of superheroes.
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard. Build training camps, learn Navy flags, design Air Force jets & brave the seas in Coast Guard boats.
Design your own dojo, earn your black belt and train your fierce warriors for battle. Get ready to have lots of fun and become a Master Ninja.
Build your own magical land of Chima®, or create your favorite animal. Do you have the special power of Chi?
Children’s imaginations will soar as they work as a group to build creative city buildings using LEGO® bricks and other building toys. .
If you like Angry Birds, you’ll love this! Build safety houses for piggies or launch pads for the birds in this fun themed party.
Work as a group or individually to turn pictures or ideas into amazing 2D or 3D creations using nothing but small LEGO® bricks.
Bring the radical ‘heroes in a half-shell’ to life in this totally tubular themed party, dude!
Jurrasic Park®, Inside Out®, SpongeBob®, Power Rangers®, Paw Patrol® and more. We’ll give you the party of your dreams.
LEGO® , DUPLO®, Friends®, Chima® and Minestorms®, are trademarks of the LEGO Group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs.
Schools & Community
Working with Snapology is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Snapology loves to work with community centers, moms groups, colleges, libraries, municipalities and organizations! We come to you, or vise-versa. Snapology customizes programs that meet your goals.