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

Make It: Molding and Casting
March 23
1:30 – 5 pm

You'll give this workshop two thumbs up, literally! Learn about the art of molding and casting while you make exact replicas of your own thumb, then turn those plaster thumbs into thumb tacks.

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Little Makers: Paint Party
March 24
10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Investigate everyday materials to create a colorful painting and mix a batch of washable paint to continue your art making at home.

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Make It: Molding and Casting
March 24
1:30 – 5 pm

You'll give this workshop two thumbs up, literally! Learn about the art of molding and casting while you make exact replicas of your own thumb, then turn those plaster thumbs into thumb tacks.

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The Itty Biddies’ foot-tapping tunes, crystal-clear vocals and instrumental skills inspire audiences of all ages to sing and dance along with the band

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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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