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What is a makerspace?

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:

  • Air Ball – Play to experiment how wind effects different objects. Then use the materials to create a game to teach to someone else!
  • Float and Fly – Create an object using simple materials and then test it to see if it flies.  Then Adapt your design to make it float!
  • Sail Race – Design a sail using Tinkertoys and fabric and then send it 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 Together with others to try and get the ball around all four sides of the cube!
  • Rigamajig – Imagine and Build something larger than yourself using our Rigamajig building materials!

Visit our Maker Garage and Interact with local St. Louis makers!

Classes are designed as family activities for ages 7 and up. Classes run for 45 minutes.

$8 Members (ages 7-14). $10 non-members*

*Prices are per project and multiple people can work on the same project. 


January Class: Mechanical Hand

This January learn what it takes to make a Mechanical Hand. Learn how real science can come to life when you create your very own biomechanical hand using everyday items such as wood, string, sticky foam, and brads. So give us a hand in Maker Space and have fun making your invention come to life.

February Class: Abacus

Who needs a calculator when you can make your own Abacus? An Abacus is a fun math tool and craft all in one. The Abacus is a counting tool that was used in Europe, China, and Russia centuries before we had a written number system. Join us in Maker Space and step back in time a count the old fashion way.

March Class: Robots

Engineer your very own android buddy. In this beginner class use basic tools and equipment to fabricate a working bot. What will you design your robot to do?

Class times
• December 19th – December 31st: 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM classes

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