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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
Everyday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dates and times subject to change
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24
Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27
Saturday, September 28
Sunday, September 29
Monday, September 30
Tuesday, October 01
Makerspace Programs for Groups
The Science Center offers a wide variety of Makerspace programs tailored to specific groups and audiences.
Makerspace is accessible to visitors with disabilities, as well as visitors with strollers, scooters, and walkers. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas.