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 12-4pm, 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:
July 6-8: Elemental Art - Tin Embossing & Soldering
July 13-15: Watercolor Beachscapes
July 20-22: Silkscreen Printing
July 27-29: Pneumatics & Hydraulics
Aug. 3-5: LED Lighthouses
Aug. 10-12: Maker's Melt Plastic Sculptures
Aug. 17-19: Solar Science & Solar Ovens
Aug. 24-26: Painter's Studio - Watercolor Resist
Aug. 31: Silkscreen Printing
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!