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He is all of 4 years old, but with a little assistance from his dad, Javier, and helpful hints from the friendly “explainers” who work there, Sebastian Salinas had a most successful outing at a Maker Space workshop at the New York Hall of Science last Saturday.A visit to the Corona museum can provide many an unexpected pleasure, and this turned out to be one, as the “Make It: WoodBots” workshop kept its participants engaged for a solid 90 minutes. At the end, everyone left with his or her own woodbot, a miniature posable robot made out of, yes, wood,…

What is KMAC MakerSpace? KMAC MakerSpace allows community members of all ages to create, make, and innovate through art activities. Visit MakerSpace, free with regular museum admission, anytime during regular museum hours. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: Art is the Big Idea. Craft is the Process. The museum connects people to art and creative practice. Source: KMAC Museum | MakerSpace

DESIGN.MAKE.PLAY New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. Source: NYSCI

What is a Makerspace? The name says it all.  Makerspace is a place where young people make things that are inspired by their own interests and explorations.  These things are made using low-cost everyday tools and materials, enhanced through access to state-of-the art technologies.  Users of the Makerspace develop innovative designs and solutions—the focus is on ‘do-it-yourself’ (DIY)—if you can think it, you can make it.  Put simply, users learn by ‘making.’ – See more at: http://www.newarkmuseum.org/makerspace#sthash.ZxzTvU1Y.dpuf  The Newark Museum, in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, is the state’s largest museum. It holds fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art,…

The Lawrence Hall of Science develops and researches learning experiences for use in informal education programs, afterschool programs, and formal K-12 classrooms. Monica Mayer is a science education specialist with the Hall and Director of Ingenuity Programs. Monica is in charge of the makerspace at the Hall. The makerspace runs on a schedule similar to The Mix at the Science Museum of Virginia with weekend hours. The space used is a classroom during the week converted to makerspace for the weekends. The Ingenuity Lab is a museum program where visitors of all ages solve real world engineering design challenges. Visitors…