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.

Programs

ArtAPPRENTICE

Learn tricks, tips and techniques from a working artist!

Shari the Bag Lady: Fun with PLARN!

A little over a year ago Shari the “Bag Lady” started turning grocery bags into plastic yarn to crochet mats, bags and rugs for people in need. Stop in to learn how to make your own plarn and try your hand at simple crochet!
January 19, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

DesignCHALLENGE

Can you use your creativity and ingenuity to find a solution to our challenge?

Santa Trap

Can you devise a trap that will catch St. Nick in his tracks? What will you create as bait? How will it activate? Sketch and build your designs for the ultimate Santa trap.
December 24, 1 p.m.

Float Your Boat!

Test your designs to create a buoyant boat and see if it can hold various weights!
January 27, 1 p.m.

STEAMTeam
Graphite Circuits

Experiment with circuits as you draw a graphite circuit that lights up a LED bulb.
January 13, 3 p.m.

ArtBUILD

Design+Engineering+Art! Work together to build something in KidSPACE!

Rolled Paper Sculptures

Discover tips on how to create strong structures and add to a large-scale sculpture we build together.
February 17, 2 p.m.

Pajaki Chandeliers

Celebrate the coming of spring with a festive large scale chandelier we build together with handmade pom-poms, garlands and more.
March 31, 2 p.m.

Egg Carton Wisteria

Learn how to create value with purple pigments while adding to our large hanging wisteria installation.
April 21, 2 p.m.

SewWHAT?!

Whether by hand or machine, learn to sew with these beginner projects.

Felt Ornaments

Create simple hand stitched ornaments with felt and fabric to keep or give as a gift.
December 22, 2 p.m.

Beaded Embroidery

Combine beads and embroidery to create texture in your sewing projects!
January 5, 2 p.m.

Heart Stuffies

Create a small stuffed heart with a hidden message inside for your favorite Valentine.
February 3, 3 p.m.

Beaded Embroidery

Combine beads and embroidery to create texture in your sewing projects!
March 24, 2 p.m.

Piecing it Together

Create a small pieced quilt topper, and learn some basic quilting techniques.
April 27, 2 p.m.