Play and experiment to learn how wind effects different objects. Then use the materials to create a game you can teach to someone else.
Float and Fly
Create an object using simple materials, then put it to the test and see if it flies. Once you’ve conquered the air, adapt your design and make it float.
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?
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.
Use everyday building materials like wood, screws, rope and brackets to create clever contraptions.
Maker Room Classes
Sign up for a 45-minute workshop in our Maker Classroom to learn amazing new skills and head home with a new creation you made yourself. Tickets are available at the Science Center. Call our box office at 314.289.4400 for more information.
September and October Class: Sci-Fi Prop
Who wants a cool job in the movies? Get the basics down in this workshop to create a working Sci-Fi Prop. In this entry level class we will be exploring the design process and how to use simple hand tools to create something from the depths of your imagination. What will you dream up?
September and October Class Times
Sunday through Friday – 1:30 pm
Saturday – 10:30 am, 1:30 pm
November and December Class: Laser Engraved Holiday Decorations
Join us this holiday season to create your own decoration. Using LEDs or motors with laser engraved wood; participants will customize their very own keepsake. Before the class, we will take a behind the scene tour of the Makerspace Garage and watch the laser in action!
November and December Class Times
Sunday through Friday – 11:00 am (except Nov. 22 and Dec. 25)
Saturday – 10:00 am, 11:00 am
Makerspace is accessible to visitors with disabilities, as well as visitors with strollers, scooters, and walkers. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas.