Makerspace

About

Imagine, collaborate and create something awesome.

Makerspace revamped its approach to education and community engagement. We are offering free workshops grounded in “high and low tech” with an emphasis in open-ended learning. Visitors can expect free two hour sessions which will be hosted by a skilled member of our Maker staff.


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.

Activities

What’s inside.

Air Ball

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.

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.

Workshops

Makerspace Workshops

Enjoy 2 hour sessions offered twice daily hosted by the Maker Team@reg;. Visitors are welcome to stay the full 2 hours or for 2 minutes.

September Workshops

Basic Bike Maintenance
Bring your bike to Maker and tackle some basic bike repair. We will supply the tools, computers, and space. You bring your bike and a willingness to try something new. Let’s keep you biking this summer and learn about simple tools in the process.

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

Rigamajig
Everyone favorite building toy will have a new home in the MakerSpace classroom. Please feel free to free build or follow one of our new building prompts or creative challenges. What will you create?

October Workshops

3D Pens
If you’ve been through the Makerspace this past year, you’ve seen the epic marble runs created by our Maker in Residence, John Reycraft. Now is your chance to pick up one of these pens and create something of your own.

Scientific Illustration
Test your hand at a traditional form of recording observations. Draw various curiosities with some tools of the pros.

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.

September Workshop Times
Makerspace Workshop AM

Monday To Friday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Makerspace Workshop PM

Sunday To Saturday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

October Workshop Times
Makerspace Workshop

Everyday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dates and times subject to change

Mon. Sep 23
Tue. Sep 24
Wed. Sep 25
Thu. Sep 26
Fri. Sep 27
Sat. Sep 28
Sun. Sep 29
Mon. Sep 30
Tue. Oct 1

Monday, September 23

Makerspace Workshop AM
10:00 am
Makerspace Artwork
Makerspace Workshop PM
2:00 pm

Tuesday, September 24

Makerspace Workshop AM
10:00 am
Makerspace Artwork
Makerspace Workshop PM
2:00 pm

Wednesday, September 25

Makerspace Workshop AM
10:00 am
Makerspace Artwork
Makerspace Workshop PM
2:00 pm

Thursday, September 26

Makerspace Workshop AM
10:00 am
Makerspace Artwork
Makerspace Workshop PM
2:00 pm

Friday, September 27

Makerspace Workshop AM
10:00 am
Makerspace Artwork
Makerspace Workshop PM
2:00 pm

Saturday, September 28

Makerspace Artwork
Makerspace Workshop PM
2:00 pm

Sunday, September 29

Makerspace Artwork
Makerspace Workshop PM
2:00 pm

Monday, September 30

Makerspace Workshop AM
10:00 am
Makerspace Artwork
Makerspace Workshop PM
2:00 pm

Tuesday, October 01

Makerspace Workshop
2:00 pm
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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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