Welcome to Design Squad Maker – a program that introduces children and their caregivers to the engineering design process in museums, maker spaces, and at home. Together, families can brainstorm ways to solve real world problems and create their own solutions all while following the steps in the design process – just like real engineers!

You’re probably wondering what the “design process” is, and how you can use it at home. Scroll down to the “Get Ready to Make!” section to learn about the steps of the design process and find out what materials and space you need for these activities.

Even though NYSCI’s doors are closed for now, you can still be a maker in your own “maker space” at home. We’re proud to be able to share these free, online activities with you and your family.