Makerspace

About

Imagine, collaborate and create something awesome.

Makerspace is an interactive, community-oriented space where anyone can create and learn skills using a variety of tools and materials. Explore science, technology, engineering and your creative mind by interacting with our exhibits, taking a class in our Maker Classroom, or visiting our Maker Garage to meet local St. Louis makers. Work together with friends to imagine, build, adapt, modify and, most importantly, have fun.

Free
Price

This exhibit is free, but classes in the Maker Classroom are ticketed.

Tickets are available at the Science Center. Call our box office at 314.289.4400 for more information.

Classes are 45 minutes and are designed for families with children ages 7 and up. Prices are per project. Multiple people can work on the same project.

Ages 7 and up: $10 / project
Members: $6 / project

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.

Classes

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

Visit
Makerspace Programs for Groups

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

Program Guide

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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