Maker Space

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

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.

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: Designing with Data
September 28 to November 9
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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Little Makers: Catapult Adventures
October 1
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Explore force, motion and energy while engineering a small catapult made of everyday materials.

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Little Makers: Crystal Engineers
October 8
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Design and make your own crystal using household ingredients. 

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Science for Nanos, the long-running series of family matinee programs at the Imagine Science Film Festival, returns to NYSCI with a new selection of unique, informative and inspiring films for younger audiences.

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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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NYSCI’s Director of Maker Programs, David Wells writes about youth and education in Maker Spaces.
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The 2012 Making Meaning Symposium As the host site for World Maker Faire, NYSCI has been convening national leaders in conversations about learning and engagement as they relate to young people’s passions about making. The first …

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