In our workshops, we use real tools to make real things and re-use everyday materials in exciting ways. From woodworking and plaster casting to electronics and 3D printing, we encourage experimentation, open-ended exploration, and believe that making mistakes is a great way to learn.

Public workshops run Saturday and Sunday,
1:30 –3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm.

Maker Space programs are supported by the Capital One Foundation, Cognizant, and the Dassault Systèmes US Foundation.

Maker Space

An environment where children, teens, adults and families can tinker, design and create together. 

Maker Space Professional Development

Our Maker Space professional development programs are designed to foster creative problem solving through our pedagogical approach that demonstrates how materials exploration and tinkering for learners of all ages can support and develop an “I Can” mentality. Select from one of our series of one-day workshops, mix or match them, or customize a professional development program that meets your needs.

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Resources for Making

Download these great resources to create your own DIY space that inspired NYSCI’s very own Maker Space. LEARN MORE

Escape The Planet!
July 20
12 – 4 pm

You have 15 minutes to escape a planet that you accidentally crash-landed on – how will you do it?

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Build and decorate your own solar lamp for outdoor entertaining and general lighting needs. Learn about solar energy and the benefits of solar power with NYSCI Designer-in-Residence, Krystal Persaud, designer and founder of Grouphug.

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Apollo, A Party!
July 20
7 – 10 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with us at this late-night family event including admission to Above And Beyond, a viewing of our Apollo 11 movie, stargazing and more.

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Little Makers: Fun With Bubbles
July 21
10 am – 12:15 pm

Discover new tools to make bubbles of all sizes. Design and make your own bubble-making tool from everyday objects and materials.

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Maker Space is a learning environment where school groups and teachers can tinker, design and create together. Everyday materials are reused in exciting ways that encourage experimentation and collaboration to develop 21st-century skills.

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In this first contribution of Everyday Making, David Wells tells a story of some creative problem solving that he noticed recently while out in his neighborhood.
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Ever wonder what it would be like to be transported inside your own drawing? In this activity, we will explore how you can use a $5 cardboard VR viewer, a smartphone, and your artistic skills to design a customized 360-degree virtual environment.

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