Everyone is a maker in the Make It gallery! This space is designed to teach children to use the tools and materials needed to help inventors and makers turn ideas into reality.
The gallery is divided into two distinct spaces. The main part of the gallery is filled with activities for free choice and unguided exploration. Build a large-scale structure with wooden planks, L brackets, bolts and screws known as Rigamajig. Experiment with big magnetic tracks and pathways to move balls from the top of the wall to the bottom. Explore how electricity moves in a circuit to make things move or operate small appliances. Design and build a 3D sculpture with recycled materials. Tinker with all kinds of technology on the Tech Table. There is also a special space for Young Makers, under 4, equipped with age-appropriate tools and materials.
The gated Workshop within the Make It gallery is for staff guided activities that require special skills or utilize sharp tools. Outfitted with simple tools like hand tools for woodworking and needle and thread for sewing as well as complex tools like power tools and sewing machines, the Workshop gives children ages 5 and older an opportunity to create a guided project or design and make something of their own.Much of Make It is dedicated to guests aged five and up, but. The Workshop is supervised by a trained staff member at all times to ensure a safe and fun experience for each guest.
Activities in Make It change out on a regular basis so that there is always something new to learn and experience!
Some activities may not be available due to the Covid-19 pandemic.