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.
Young at Art
Develop artistic skills while exercising creative expression.
Cancelled – Charley Harper’s Tools
March 21 | 11 a.m. to noon
Have you ever wonder how Ohio based artist, Charley Harper created his works? Not with a computer, but with drafting tools! Try your hand at using these tools to create a Charley Harper inspired work as we celebrate Ohio History Day.
Cancelled – Pisanki Eggs
April 12 | 11 a.m. to noon
Create a colorful egg with wax resist techniques, inspired by the ancient Polish tradition.
Celebrating Women Artists
Join us for art making programs inspired by the work of women artists, past and present! *Denotes program led by local artist.
Cancelled – Pam Kravetz*
March 7 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join local artist Pam Kravetz and create a wearable magical and empowering badge while learning some simple quilting and beading techniques.
Cancelled – Rain Barrel Project with Artist Erika Nj Allen
March 21 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We're honored to have our Rain Barrel submission chosen as part of the 2020 Rain Barrel Project! In its 8th year, this is an initiative with Save Local Waters and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden designed to educate about water conservation and pollution caused by storm water runoff. It was also created to promote the use of rain barrels throughout the Ohio River Valley through a creative and educational medium.
For our design, we wanted to celebrate Maya: The Exhibition (opening March 14) by highlighting Mayan culture and practices of catching and storing water in vessels, similar to the way we use modern rain barrels. And we'd love your help!
Join us, alongside local artist Erika Nj Allen, in our #CMCkidSPACE in the Duke Energy Children's Museum on March 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help us paint our barrel! Erika will also share more about her Guatemalan heritage, meaning behind the design glyphs and Mayan stories.
Free for CMC Members or included with Museum Admission.
Finished rain barrels will be displayed at the Cincinnati Zoo from April 1-23, 2020, when they will be auctioned off during the Zoo’s Party for the Planet Event. Learn more: https://www.savelocalwaters.org/2020project.html
Learn more about #MAYAatCMC: https://www.cincymuseum.org/maya/
Learn more about the Artist: https://www.erikanjallen.com/
Cancelled – Yayoi Kusama
March 22 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us for a collaborative mini-instillation inspired by the pattern of this Japanese born contemporary artist.
Cancelled – Beatrix Potter
April 19 | 11 a.m. to noon
Natural Scientist, conservationist and famous illustrator, Beatrix Potter loved to study the world around her. Learn to look close and create art based on observation.
Cancelled – Jessica Wolf*
April 18 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join local artist Jessica Wolf of Paper Acorn to learn about her artistic processes by creating a collaborative paper chandelier.
This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open daily with the exception of Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.
Members-only early entry at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Saturdays.
As we continue to develop and open new galleries for you to explore, there are select times when adjacent galleries may be temporarily unavailable in order for exhibit work to occur. Please see the current list of unavailable galleries and dates here.
When posting pictures from KidSPACE, tag us using the hashtag #CMCKidSPACE.
Thank you to Gee Horton for joining us for an ArtAPPRENTICE Draw-a-long!