Let's MAKE Something!
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.
Located next to the Arts & Parts Studio on the 2nd floor, 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!
Regular MakeSpace times are 11-3 p.m., Friday-Sunday
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. 19-21: Light Up Collaborative Haunted House
Oct. 26: Black Light Drawing
Oct. 27-28: Join us for Boo Bash!
Nov. 2-4: MakeSpace Tools
Nov. 9-10: Sewing & weaving Potholders
Nov. 11-12: Silkscreen Printing
Nov. 16-18: Light Play
Nov. 23-25: Still Life Watercolor on Easels
Nov. 30: Fun with Fiber Arts
Dec. 1-2: Fun with Fiber Arts
Dec. 7-9: Gnome in Your Home
Dec. 14-16: Silkscreen Printing
Dec. 19-20: Journal Making & Tin Embossing
Dec. 21-22: Sewing & Scents
Dec. 23-24: Painter's Studio
Dec. 26-28: MakeSpace Tools
Dec. 29-31: Silkscreen Printing
Jan. 1-3: Tapagami & Silly Structures
Jan. 4-6: Painting & Printing Studio
Jan. 11-13: Circuit Circus & Soldering
Jan. 18: Strings & Things
Jan. 20: Strings & Things
Jan. 19: Silkscreen Peace Printing
Jan. 21: Silkscreen Peace Printing
Jan. 25-27: Sewing Mitten Critters
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!