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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:
Visit our Maker Garage and Interact with local St. Louis makers!
Classes are designed as family activities for ages 7 and up. Classes are approximately 45 minutes. The age and number of participants varies depending upon the activity.
$8 Members (ages 7-14). $10 non-members*
*Prices are per project and multiple people can work on the same project.
Build your own action figure. Discover how you can tinker using found objects and e waste to create your own Salvage Bot. Teach yourself how to build these amazing contraptions using re purposed devices, simple tools, hot glue, and building materials. Join us at Makerspace as we make today’s junk tomorrows treasure!
Work with your family to assemble model boats. These boats will be vector cut from our laser engraver on to sheets of cardboard. Guests will work to assemble the various pieces together to create three dimensional models. Participants will also get a behind the scene peek in the Garage to see our Laser Engraver in action and get a crash course in lasers.
September Class: Zoetropes
Zoetropes are a form of producing pre-film animation. Guests will use black paper and step by step drawn images performing an action. Once these drawings are attached to a circular contraption and rotated, the images will blur together giving the illusion of continuous movement.
October Class: Mimicry Masks
In Celebration of the Omnimax Film “Amazon Adventure,” explore the concept of mimicry in the Natural Kingdom. Mimicry is when a plant or animal of one species that looks like another; like a butterfly that resembles a owl! Create your very own mask based off designs found in nature. These disguises will be prepared by our Silhouette Curio Cutting Tool and embellished by the Maker in you!
• January 2nd – March 12th: Only 1:30 PM classes
• March 13th – March 24th: 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM classes
• March 25th – May 29th: Only 1:30 PM classes
• May 30th – August 5th : 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM classes, and 5:30 PM Classes on every Thursday in June, July, and on August 3rd
• August 6th – December 18th : Only 1:30 PM classes
• December 19th – December 31st : 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM classes