Science. Play. Art. Creativity. Exploration.
Please note that we will be making updates to sections of KidSPACE beginning in August to bring even more creativity and possibility into the space. KidSPACE is still open and available to guests during normal hours, but miniMAKERs programs will be suspended. Please see below for other programs that will be available.
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 in KidSPACE
ArtBUILD: Design + Engineering + Art! Work together to build something.
Union Terminal Mosaic
Let's build a Union Terminal mosaic piece by piece
August 12 at 2 p.m.
We will create suspended structures out of ropes, hoops and fabric for you to help build and play in.
September 10 at 2 p.m.
Using sticks and dowels, we will create large geometric multi-faceted structures.
September 23 at 2 p.m.
DesignCHALLENGE: Can you use your creativity and ingenuity to find a solution to our challenge?
Can you create a circuit that lights up an LED bulb with a pencil?
August 6 at 1 p.m.
Action Figure Floatation
Can you keep an action figure afloat by crafting a floatation device?
September 2 at 1 p.m.
Out of Reach Painting
Can you build a brush to paint a picture 3 feet away?
October 22 at 1 p.m.
STEAM Team: Discover the relationship between art and science through these playful activities!
Painting with Compasses
Use paint brushes and compasses to create circular works of art.
August 27 at 3 p.m.
Perler Bead Tops with Lindsey
Give it a whirl! Watch how movement affects color with colorful spinning tops
September 16 at 3 p.m.
8-Bit Characters with Lindsey
Design your favorite 8-bit video game character and create it with perler beads.
October 14 at at 3 p.m.
SewWHAT? Whether by hand or machine, learn how to sew with these beginner projects!
Practice your sewing skills and your aim all at once! Make your own beanbag, then test it out on our cornhole board.
August 19 at 2 p.m.
Lil' Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bags
Does your favorite toy need a place to sleep? Stop by and learn some simple sewing techniques to create a small sleeping bag.
September 30 at 2 p.m.
DIY Disguise: Sewn Masks
Are you an animal, hero or robot? Whatever you are, sharpen your sewing skills and create a mask of your own.
October 28 at 2 p.m.
ArtAPPRENTICE: Learn tricks, tips, and techniques from a working artist!
Cardboard creations with Christian Schmitt
Need a last minute Halloween costume? Local artist Christian Schmitt will have examples of cardboard based costumes and demonstrate construction techniques. Bring ideas or drawings along with you, and bring them to life!
October 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s history in the making! Come participate in the historic art of printing, and use an authentic printing press to create a masterpiece of your very own.
August 20 at 2 p.m.
September 24 at 2 p.m.