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. 

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

Carbon Sponge Tours
July 17
12 – 2 pm

Join Designer-in-Residence Brooke Singer, and her collaborators in Carbon Sponge this summer to enjoy the garden and discuss the project. Please drop-in any time during the two-hour open session to learn about this exciting and important project.

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Cyberchase Adventures in STEM
July 18
2 – 4:30 pm

A free family event where you can watch episodes of the award-winning PBS Kids show Cyberchase in Spanish and English.

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Prototype Wednesday
July 18
2 – 4:30 pm

Prototype new activities in Maker Space.

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Tool Thursday
July 19
2 – 4:30 pm

Explore various tools and exciting ways to use them every Thursday in Maker Space.

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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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