Zaniac Asheville STEM education center celebrates grand opening April 19

Image courtesy of Zaniac Corporation

Press release:

Zaniac Debuts in North Carolina, Hosts Grand Opening Event
Former NASA Astronaut Opens Asheville’s New STEM Education Center on Tuesday, April 19

What: Zaniac, a national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) after-school enrichment center will open its first North Carolina campus. NASA astronaut Dr. John Herrington will officially open the location, along with the concept’s co-founders Paul Zane Pilzer and Sidharth Oberoi.

Zaniac provides an environment where learning feels like play and offers programs and camps that get kids excited about math and science while preparing them for 21st century jobs. Popular programs include Zaniac Robotics: LEGO®, Game-Based Learning: Minecraft™, 3D Printing, App Creation, Fashion Design and Computer Programming. The bright, colorful campus features glass-walled classrooms with white boards and large multimedia screens as well as a variety of tools to engage students in real-world applications of STEM subjects.

  • When: Tuesday, April 19
    Public Opening 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Where: Zaniac Asheville Campus
    One Town Square Blvd., Suite 120
    At Biltmore Park Town Square
    Asheville, NC 28803
  • Visuals: The Zaniac campus will be filled with guests, including children, who will be experimenting with many of Zaniac’s    programs including, Zaniac Robotics: LEGO, Tinkering, Fashion Design, 3D Printing and more.


Zaniac, based in Park City, Utah is a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education franchise with more than nine campus locations in six states. Founded in 2011 by New York Times bestselling author, economist, social entrepreneur and Professor Paul Zane Pilzer and 23-year-old academic Sidharth Oberoi, Zaniac aims to make after-school learning fun, helping K-8 children become engaged, develop confidence and measurably improve academic performance. For more information, visit

About Max Hunt
Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt

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