Makerspace

About

Imagine, collaborate and create something awesome.

Makerspace is an interactive community-oriented space where you can create and learn skills using a variety of tools and materials. Use your own creativity as you explore science, technology, and engineering principals! Get inspired to be a make. Play build, imagine, adapt, modify, work together and have fun.

Free
Price

This exhibit is free.

Call our box office at 314.289.4400 for more information.

Workshops are designed for families with children ages 7 and up.

Workshops

Makerspace Workshops

Enjoy 2 hour sessions offered each afternoon hosted by the Maker Team®. Visitors are welcome to stay the full 2 hours or for 2 minutes.

March Workshops

Stop Motion
Children and adults will collaborate to create a short stop motion video. Sketch out a plan and use Legos to construct backgrounds, props, and characters. The video could be something from your imagination or a story about what you learned at the Science Center. This workshop will allow visitors to tinker with an art form mixed with technology.

Crochet
Being a maker means you are a problem solver! A big problem we face today is what to do with plastic waste. Learn how to reuse plastic shopping bags to create a reusable bag! During this workshop we will demonstrate how to make “plarn” (or plastic-yarn). Then we’ll show you one simple crochet loop that will have you on your way to designing a greener earth with creative thinking.

STEAM legos or Wooden Block Construction
Don’t worry parents, we have your little learner covered. Preschool aged children are welcome to tinker and build with our lego STEAM set or our wooden building blocks.

Times subject to change

April, May, June Workshops

Cardboardasaurus
Reuse cardboard boxes to construct your favorite dinosaur! See what amazing things you can create using tools designs for cardboard, scissors, and tape. Will it be a mask, puppet, or will you go crazy and make a life size T-rex!?

TinkerCAD Fossils
Dream up your own 3D creation of a dinosaur fossil using computer assisted design (CAD). This innovative technology is used by design professionals all over the world. So, come to the MakerSpace and get your hands on some cutting edge technology and create something prehistoric.

STEAM legos or Wooden Block Construction
Don’t worry parents, we have your little learner covered. Preschool aged children are welcome to tinker and build with our lego STEAM set or our wooden building blocks.

Thematic learning objective:

Patrons will gain the basics to a wide range of program offerings and technical skills. This diverse approach to informal education/interpretation will direct participants into project based learning and cross generational collaboration.

Workshop Times

Everyday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dates and times subject to change

Thu. May 21

Thursday, May 21

Makerspace Exhibit Entrance
Makerspace Workshop
2:00 pm
Activities

What’s inside.

Mount Goldberg

In this tabletop Rube Goldberg workshop, create a crazy chain reaction to erupt a volcano. This activity is inspired by our exhibit; Pompeii. So, come by the classroom and see if you can make a track to trigger an eruption.

Sail Race

Design a sail using Tinkertoys and fabric, then send it flying 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 as a team to try to get the ball around all four sides of the cube.

Rigamajig

Use everyday building materials like wood, screws, rope and brackets to create clever contraptions.

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Makerspace Programs for Groups

The Science Center offers a wide variety of Makerspace programs tailored to specific groups and audiences.

Groups & Field Trips

Accessibility

Makerspace is accessible to visitors with disabilities, as well as visitors with strollers, scooters, and walkers. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas.

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