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

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

Museum Makers
October 18
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Explore the museum's exhibits through the eyes of scientists. Ask questions, collect data, uncover patterns, and design and create your very own exhibit.

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Fashion Design
October 20
10 am – 6 pm

Design and construct clothing with fabric and unusual materials.

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Spooky Sounds
October 20
10 am – 6 pm

Create instruments to make spooky sounds using familiar materials and electronics in our Design Lab area.

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Make It: Lightsabers
October 20
1:30 – 5 pm

Join us in a galaxy far, far away as we explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers.

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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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