Science. Play. Art. Creativity. Exploration.
That's what KidSPACE is all about. Let your imagination run wild in an interactive lab fueled by YOU!
Confront challenges and explore new opportunities while you use your hands and your minds to encourage invention. From free range exploration, to planned workshops and design challenges, KidSPACE offers a wide variety of learning opportunities that encourage STEAM education: science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
Explore five different "zones": a wet zone, where you can create masterpieces through painting, screen printing and ceramics; a textile zone for weaving and sewing; a light and dark zone for shadow play; an assembly zone where you can build and construct; and a high tech zone for experimenting with computers and 3D printing.
Learn tricks, tips and techniques from a working artist!
Fun with Plarn
A little over a year ago Shari the “Bag Lady” started turning grocery bags into plastic yarn. She makes mats for the homeless, backpacks for youth, all while preserving our planet and natural resources. Join Shari the Bag Lady for her day-long workshop of crocheting with plarn!
July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Design+Engineering+Art! Work together to build something in KidSPACE!
Louise Nevelson inspired Found Object Sculptures
Louise Nevelson is a famous artist who used found objects in her artwork to create large scale, monochromatic sculptures. Create your own small scale found object sculpture, and help us add to a large one to display in KidSPACE.
July 8 at 2 p.m.
Discover the relationship between art and science through these playful activities.
8 bit Character design
Inspired by old video game graphics? Recreate your favorite character with graph paper and perler beads, or come up with a design of your very own.
July 7 at 3 p.m.
Whether by hand or machine, learn to sew with these beginner projects.
Combine beads and embroidery to create texture in your sewing projects! Be inspired by the work of other embroidery artists, and create your own beaded embroidery project to take home.
July 29 at 2 p.m.