Makerspace

Opens Saturday, Sept. 23!

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INVENT, DESIGN and TINKER at the Discovery Center’s Makerspace, back by popular demand! The exhibit allows guests of all ages to get creative with hands-on activities and challenges.

Enjoy the giant kaleidoscope where visitors can create their own colorful designs, and sewing machines for designing with fabric and other materials. In addition, the mini-maker area has been expanded to include a caterpillar table with activities specifically for the youngest tinkerers.

Special opening day activities, Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.:

  • Discover what it takes to make a sailboat sail through the ocean. Design your own sailboat and test it out in the testing center.
  • Tinker with electricity as you explore how circuits work with our circuit blocks.
  • Make an air-powered rocket and design the perfect launching system to test it on.
  • Be the first to explore the newest addition to Makerspace, Imagination Playground big blue blocks!

Makerspace will also feature special hands-on activities throughout the run of the exhibit, including:

  • Create a folded paper “thingamajig” and test its flyability at the wind table
  • Be a pinball wizard as you construct a pathway for your ball to score points
  • Create a work of art and see how it looks through the giant kaleidoscope
  • Build a marble coaster and watch the effects of gravity and motion

The Makerspace exhibit is included with general admission and free for members.