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

Bug Night
June 27
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Can you eat your way through a once-in-a-lifetime menu without bugging out? Join us for an interactive and engaging evening curated by Brooklyn Bugs to challenge your perception of insects featuring eight delicious courses of insect hors d’oeuvres and specialty bug cocktails!

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Carbon Sponge Workshop: Build and Plant
June 28
3:30 – 4:30 pm

Learn what Carbon Sponge is, how it works, what it could mean for climate change, and how you could create your own.

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Bug Day
June 29
12 – 4 pm

Hold bugs, eat a bug, or explore the science of honey at this annual event.

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Little Makers: Glider Planes
June 30
10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Design and build your own glider plane with everyday 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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