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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
(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:

Apr. 26, 1-4 p.m. | Apr. 27-28: Animal Art

May 3-12: Make a Mother's Day card in the Art Studio (self-guided)

Mother's Day Gift Making in the MakeSpace!
May 3, 1-4 p.m. | May 4-5, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Painter's Studio
Paint on paper for free or paint a self-portrait for mom for $8.

May 10, 1-4 p.m | May 11-12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Tin Embossing
Make a tin embossed bookmark for free or stitch a journal with an embossed metal cover for $8. 

May 17, 1-4 p.m. | May 18-19, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Maker's Melt Sculptures

May 24, 1-4 p.m. | May 25-27, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Silkscreen Print Shop

May 31, 1-4 p.m.: A-Mazing Makers

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