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February 16

DIY meets DISCOVERY! Opening Saturday, February 16th

Come visit our new and innovative makerspace, DISCOVERY Lab! Our makerspace offers a unique learning environment and workspace designed to stimulate exploration, creativity, risk-taking, critical thinking, and collaboration through a hands-on approach. DISCOVERY Lab encourages all visitors to dive into the design thinking process without fear of failure – in fact, failure is encouraged! Successful outcomes result from routine trial and error, and failure is considered an important steppingstone to knowledge in DISCOVERY Lab.

The first 100 children to visit DISCOVERY Lab on 2/16 will receive a FREE pair of glow in the dark glasses!

DISCOVERY Lab offers a variety of interactive experiences. The open-making area presents design materials that provoke inquiry, and the guided-making area provides cutting-edge technology through an interactive computer lab featuring coding and CAD software, and a workshop space featuring a laser cutter, 3-D printers and a kiln. Special resources available for use in this space include tools for woodworking, circuitry, sewing, sculpting, ceramics, painting and more! Special STEAM themed workshops and camps are also presented by community artists, engineers and tinkerers.

Makers are producers and creators, builders and shapers. What kind of maker are you? Visit the DISCOVERY Lab and follow YOUR idea from conception to creation!

Also on Saturday, February 16, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum will be offering $1 off general admission for visitors who donate one or more cans of soup to Mother Hubbard’s Food Cupboard. Members who donate are eligible to enter to win a free birthday experience at DISCOVERY.

Program times for the GRAND OPENING EVENT:
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Presentation Space
Gallery: Makerspace – Level 2
Laser Focused
Description: Learn about the cutting edge technology that laser cutters use to create everything from industrial manufacturing applications to crafting materials.

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Presentation Space
Gallery: Makerspace – Level 2
Coding 101
Description: Discover what makes you unique! Explore how and why scientists use fingerprints, observe your own, and see how they are unique!

Time: 3:30pm
Location: Presentation Space
Gallery: Makerspace – Level 2
A Third Dimension
Description: Learn about the scientific process behind 3-D printing and watch an object form before your very own eyes!

Guided Making area:
Galaxy Jars – Join us for this special workshop and design your own colorful, shimmering galaxy, and gaze deep into the stars.
$3 for Members $6 for General Admission

Open Making:
Costume design, circuits, clay, 3D sculptures, architecture design, etc.

Buy your tickets to the GRAND OPENING here!


February 16
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