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Located next to the Arts & Parts Studio, the MakeSpace is the “making” hub at the Museum. From electric scissors to art-producing robots and from silk screen presses to sewing machines, the MakeSpace is a place where you can learn new skills and let your creativity shine! 

Our indoor and outdoor “maker” programming taps into children’s natural instinct to create and promotes the power of learning by doing. As children design, tinker, and experiment with diverse materials and tools, they develop foundational science and math skills that can benefit them in school and in life.

Regular MakeSpace times are 1-4 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday

Summer Hours (Jun. 20 - Sept. 8) are
 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(We offer special MakeSpace days and times during the summer and on holidays. Check out our Facebook page or calendar for the most up-to-the minute program schedules.)

FREE with admission.

Upcoming MakeSpace Activities:

Oct. 18-20: Light Up Collaborative Haunted House
Oct. 21-31: Art Studio gets Batty (self-guided paper bats)
Oct. 25: Black Light Drawing

Nov. 1-3: MakeSpace Tools 
Nov. 8-9: Sewing and weaving Potholders (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Nov. 10-11: Silkscreen Print Shop (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Nov. 15-17: Blacklight Painting & Prints
Nov. 22-24: Sewing & Scents
Nov. 29-30: Still Life Watercolor on Easels / Giftmaking Canvas

Dec. 1: Still Life Watercolor on Easels / Giftmaking Canvas
Dec. 6-8: Gnome in your Home 
Dec. 13-15: Silkscreen Print Shop (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dec. 20-22: Journal Making & Book Binding with Recycled Materials (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dec. 23-24: Painter's Studio (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dec. 26-27: MakeSpace Tools (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dec. 28-29: Silkscreen Print Shop (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dec. 30: Tapagami & Silly Structures (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Jan. 1-2: Tapagami & Silly Structures (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Jan. 3-5: Rube Goldberg Ramps & Balls (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Making in the Outdoors

In the Outdoor Discovery Center, we offer special Nature Makers activities that link nature-based outdoor learning with making activities that use natural materials and are inspired by the “making” and design that occurs in the natural world. Watch for exciting developments with this new program, including insect hotels, mini fort-building, an outdoor kitchen, learning from Native artisans and other special guests, and much more! 

Check out our calendar for upcoming activities.

Supported by:


 Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation