Enjoy 2 hour sessions offered each afternoon hosted by the Maker Team®. Visitors are welcome to stay the full 2 hours or for 2 minutes.
Test your hand at a traditional form of recording observations. Draw various curiosities with some tools of the pros.
Laser Engraved Holiday Decorations*
Customize your own holiday decoration with LEDS and watch our Laser Engraver in action.
Children and adults will collaborate to create a short stop motion video. Sketch out a plan and use Legos to construct backgrounds, props, and characters. The video could be something from your imagination or a story about what you learned at the Science Center. This workshop will allow visitors to tinker with an art form mixed with technology.
Being a maker means you are a problem solver! A big problem we face today is what to do with plastic waste. Learn how to reuse plastic shopping bags to create a reusable bag! During this workshop we will demonstrate how to make “plarn” (or plastic-yarn). Then we’ll show you one simple crochet loop that will have you on your way to designing a greener earth with creative thinking.
STEAM legos or Wooden Block Construction
Don’t worry parents, we have your little learner covered. Preschool aged children are welcome to tinker and build with our lego STEAM set or our wooden building blocks.
Times subject to change
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.
December & January Workshop Times
Everyday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dates and times subject to change
Monday, January 20
Tuesday, January 21
Wednesday, January 22
Thursday, January 23
Friday, January 24
Saturday, January 25
Sunday, January 26
Monday, January 27
Tuesday, January 28
Wednesday, January 29
Thursday, January 30
Friday, January 31
In this tabletop Rube Goldberg workshop, create a crazy chain reaction to erupt a volcano. This activity is inspired by our exhibit; Pompeii. So, come by the classroom and see if you can make a track to trigger an eruption.
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.
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.