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Makerspaces are learning spaces, either physical or temporary, that provide the tools, materials and ideas to create, invent, tinker, hack and build to learn. Makerspaces are no longer the proprietary spaces of engineering schools at top universities — they are popping up in museums, libraries, elementary, middle and high schools all over the world.Source: Asheville Museum of Science receives grant for a makerspace | Mountain Xpress

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,…

The 2017 RVA MakerFest returned to the Science Museum of Virginia for the 4th year, offering free admission to the museum and fun activities for local families. The goals of RVA MakerFest are: To break down the silos between existing makers and maker groups to encourage a collaborative DIY community in Metro Richmond. Inspire all Richmonders to embrace tinkering and creation as paths to learning and innovation To advance the STEAM disciplines–science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics–among children to seed more makers

Each fall New York Hall of Science hosts makers, educators, and families for the World Maker Faire. In addition to the many displays and workshops, the building and grounds are filled with family-friendly hands-on maker activities and workshops. On a typical day makers can experience workshops, the Design Lab, and the Makerspace. Families with young children will appreciate a section devoted to Little Makers that encourages playful learning. Educators are invited to bring students on field trips and and programs are available to explore science both in-school and out-of-school. Additional resources for teachers are available for download at The…

What can schools and teachers learn from NYSCI? This article explores the role of a museum’s informal learning model in education with a project-based, experiential, learner-centered approach. NYSCI, born at the 1964 World’s Fair in Corona, NY, is on a mission to put its visitors at the center of each hands-on learning experience. Originally exhibiting a collection of galleries sharing the potential of science, technology and space exploration, it is now home to over 450 interactive displays and a number of art and science exhibits rooted in experiential learning and the design, make, play approach. Read more at EdSurge.

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