The MakerPlace at Kentucky Science Center with Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is designed to inspire a lifelong passion for making. Regardless of your artistic talent, current tech experience, or ability to accurately answer math problems; the maker movement encourages you to ask questions, solve problems, and even learning from failure! Start learning by doing in our new MakerPlace opening November 9th!
Will It Be Open To Visitors?
Yes, this space will be open to the public and included with admission. While the space may occasionally close for workshops and classes, our normal schedule is:
- Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
- Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 3:00pm & 4:00pm – 7:00 pm
*All dates and times subject to change.
What Is Making?
Making is a beautiful blend of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math all centered around creativity and endless possibilities. Through this process of curiosity, tinkering, discovering the right questions, embracing mistakes, and problem-solving that we grow, innovate, and invent. This is a skill set vital to the workforce in STEM careers as individuals need to constantly work together to create innovative solutions, use 21st century skills, and solve real-world problems.
Will My Child Use Real Tools?
Yes, there will be lots of tools in MakerPlace. Parent supervision is recommended, and our staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide guidance. Workshops and skill building sessions will be available for you to explore activities like soldering, circuitry, textile crafts, and so much more!
- Will both my two year old and my 10 year old want to experience this exhibit space? The MakerPlace is designed for children 8 and up with parent supervision. Our Science Depot explores many of the same principles and themes as The MakerPlace and is specifically designed for younger ages.
What Is The Difference Between The Exhibit and Workshops?
The MakerPlace will have a variety of activities during normal hours, with professional staff on hand to help with your experience and you use the tools. During the workshops, we will dive deeper into a specific skill and may include a take home element.
- How do I sign up for a Let’s Make a Thing Workshop and the Skills Building Session?
You can register for MakerPlace Workshops here.