Arena STEM, a new retail edutainment concept opened its first U.S. location at Westfield Garden State Plaza today. The flagship store will be located on level two near Nordstrom.
Arena STEM is a new and innovative concept that provides an interactive environment for kids and young adults to play, learn, and engage with science and technology. The 40,000 sq. foot facility offers hands-on experiences with real-life models, racetracks, events, contests, and classes that include 3-D drawing, robotics, model making, and more. “More and more STEM curriculum has become an integral component of education in the United States and a gateway to STEM-related jobs,” said Arena STEM co-founder Sergei Manevich, who designed and developed the concept. “Arena STEM is a fun environment that utilizes STEM principles and fosters self-expression, critical thinking, and innovation. “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. “We are excited to welcome them to Westfield Garden State Plaza as we continue to expand the ways people can shop, dine, work, and play at the center.”
For more information on Arena STEM and center operations, hours, and services, shoppers can visit westfield.com/gardenstateplaza.
About Arena STEM
Arena STEM, co-founded in the U.S. by Sergei Manevich & Lenny Lozinsky, is a new and innovative edutainment concept in a retail setting, focused on activities in the technical sciences of Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics combined with sports and hobbies. It offers people of all ages the ability to interact with the products sold through real-life models, tracks, events, contests, and classes that include 3-D drawing, robotics, model making, and more. Area STEM is supported by Starta Ventures’ partners, Alexey Girin and Serge Milman.
For further information, please visit www.arenastem.com
About Westfield Garden State Plaza
Westfield Garden State Plaza is the ultimate destination for fashion, dining and entertainment in the NY/NJ metro area offering the best selection of brands in every retail category. GSP is renowned for delivering new cutting-edge retail concepts to market. Just minutes from Manhattan in Paramus, N.J., millions of shoppers each year enjoy an unparalleled shopping and dining experience, personalized services and amenities at GSP.
For further information, please visit: www.westfield.com/gardenstateplaza