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Client Testimonial

  • The Perfect Place For My Two Dinosaur Fanatics


    My two boys are fanatical about all things dinosaur, so finding a place where they could really learn awesome things about them, and in such a fun environment, was a true find. Laurie and her staff of energetic teachers really know how to make learning fun. My kids love working on the dinosaur and pirate digs so much that we’ve set up a place in our garage just for them to go out and work on them after each class. One of their friends also had a Bionicle birthday party there as well, and I was amazed that every kid not only came home with a brand new Bionicle, but they served them pizza and drinks and gave out gift bags as well…a steal for the price! Will definitely plan a party of our own there soon.

    Karen S.
    Rancho Bernardo

    Absolutely Loved The Cake Decoration Camp


    My daughter absolutely loved the cake decoration camp! Every day I arrived, she would excitedly show me the progress she was making on her fondant and frosted cakes…this from a girl that just answers “fine” when asked daily how school was. The cakes were not only creative, I can’t believe the extensive amount of materials available to the kids. I wish I was 8 so that I could go myself!

    Cheryl (AKA Emily’s Mom)
    Northwest Bakersfield

  • My Budding Engineer…Has Talked About Nothing Else


    My budding engineer attended his first session last week and has talked about nothing else. I was very impressed with both the staff and the fact that they have taken educationally oriented products and made them exciting and fun for the kids…and they actually get to keep the project at the end of every class. He has rebuilt his metal engineering car several times since we came. I arrived just in time to watch the whole class make their slime…what a great place! Thanks so much…we will definitely be signing up for the monthly program.


    We Tell Everyone We Know With Kids About It


    My son and daughter count the days until their next Cali Kids Club class comes up. I love the fact that I can bring them both to something, and have them have a great time, even though they like VERY different things. My son loves to take all the science and woodworking classes, while my daughter enjoys all the cooking and sewing and craft clubs. It’s really great to have a place for kids to go that are not into sports or martial arts, which seems to be all that was offered until Cali Kids club opened up. What a great place! We tell everyone we know with kids about it. Thanks so much!

    Lori…Gianna& Joey’s “Chauffeur”
    San Diego

About Us:

Founded by Laurie Gannon-Lotte, Rigatoni&Robots was a dream in the making for nearly two decades. As the premier science and culinary academy for kids ages 6-12, Rigatoni&Robots was created to bring a level of hands-on fun, energy, and excitement to field of study that schools traditionally tend to overlook or lack the time and resources to cover…all in a fun, surfing/skateboarding/snowboarding-themed environment that make it nearly impossible not to have a great time! As the owner and Director of Camp Science Safari and Camp Culinary Creations, two of San Diego’s most successful day camps for children, Laurie has fulfilled her passion for bringing science and the culinary arts to a year-round facility. With a recent move to central California, the opening of the Southwest Bakersfield Rigatoni&Robots brings a kid-friendly way to have fun while learning to Kern County as well.

Our Vision:

To inspire the scientists, engineers, and budding chefs of the future…one child at a time.

Our Mission:

To positively impact children in our surrounding communities by providing unparalleled science, engineering, and culinary arts enrichment programs for elementary-age children, to enhance upon learning that is either under-funded or non-existent in school environments today, and to provide entrepreneurial opportunities to women by offering profitable, yet attainable and family-friendly, woman or family-owned franchise ownership opportunities.

Rigatoni&Robots …because learning should be fun!™