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MAKERSPACE

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!

Click here to view our program guide.

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

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

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

May: Puppets                                                                                                            

Who doesn’t love puppets? Another maker tradition with roots back in ancient Greece. Come in an create a puppet with a modern twist to this age-old practice.

June: Scribble Bots

Come to the Makerspace Classroom and create your own Scribble Bot using a low voltage motor, wires, batteries and more! It may be a very simple contraption, but you’ll be amazed by the wild lines created by an machine of your own making. Participants will work independently and exercise creative problem solving and investigate learning throughout the program.

July: Salvage Bots

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!

August: Vectored Boats

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.

Classes are approximately 45 minutes. The age and number of participants varies depending upon the activity.

Schedule:

• 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