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MAKERSPACE

What is a makerspace?

Makerspaces are interactive, community-oriented spaces where you can create and learn skills using a variety of different tools and materials.

In the Science Center’s Makerspace you can explore science, technology,
engineering and your creativity!  Our Makerspace will inspire you to be a maker — Play, Imagine, Build, Adapt, Modify, Work Together, and have fun.

Learn a new skill or build something cool by signing up for a workshop in our Maker Classroom! See the schedule below.

Our exhibits include:

  • Air Ball – Play to experiment how wind effects different objects. Then use the materials to create a game to teach to someone else!
  • Float and Fly – Create an object using simple materials and then test it to see if it flies.  Then Adapt your design to make it float!
  • Sail Race – Design a sail using Tinkertoys and fabric and then send it down the racetrack. Can you Modify your sail to beat the best time of the day?
  • Ball Run – Assemble the magnetic pipes to get a ball from start to finish on one side of the ball run. Work Together with others to try and get the ball around all four sides of the cube!
  • Rigamajig – Imagine and Build something larger than yourself using our Rigamajig building materials!

Visit our Maker Garage and Interact with local St. Louis makers!

Classes are designed as family activities for ages 7 and up. Classes run for 45 minutes.

$8 Members (ages 7-14). $10 non-members*

*Prices are per project and multiple people can work on the same project. 

April Class: Robots

Engineer your very own android buddy. In this beginner class use basic tools and equipment to fabricate a working bot. What will you design your robot to do?

April Class Times
• Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday – 1:30 pm
• Saturday – 10:30 am, 1:30 pm
• Tuesday, Wednesday – no classes

May and June Class: Star Charts

Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered? Join us as we build our very own constellation. Learn how to design and create an astronomy education tool by using fiber optics and LEDs to bend light. Come explore with us as we unlock the mystery of the stars.

May through Memorial Day Weekend Class Times
• Sunday through Friday – 1:30 pm
• Saturday – 10:30 am, 1:30 pm

After Memorial Day Weekend Class Times
• Monday through Saturday – 10:30am, 1:30 pm
• Sunday – 1:30 pm

July and August Classes: Screen Printing

Now that it is summer time, freshen up that wardrobe with a completely original t-shirt. In this class learn the basics and science of screen printing to print your very own. You will have the option of a few Destination Moon inspired designs and colors. T-shirts are provided.

July and August Class Times
• Monday through Saturday – 10:30am, 1:30 pm
• Sunday – 1:30 pm

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