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.
Discover the relationship between art and science through these playful activities.
February 9 | 11 a.m. to noon
Bubble, bubble, fizz fizz! Science and Art collide in these playful creations.
Young at Art
Develop artistic skills while exercising creative expression.
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.
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.
February 2 | 11 a.m. to noon
Create a colorful abstract painting filled with patterns and rhythm inspired by artist and art educator Alma Thomas.
February 15 | 11 a.m. to noon
Can you create a piece of art that tells a story? What story would it tell? Learn about the story quilts of Faith Ringgold, and applique a small story quilt picture of your own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!