workshops

Workshops are two-hour sessions where we go deep on some really cool subjects

Each workshop is geared toward youth ages 10 - 14.

Cost: $5 per participant; MuseumLab admission is not required.
Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Find one or several workshops that interest you below, and register soon!

Note: Participants must check in at the MuseumLab Admission Desk with their electronic ticket (printed or on phone) or a parent or guardian who can sign their participation waiver before they can join the workshop.  Participants can be picked up in the MuseumLab lobby after the workshop is over. Participants or parents or guardians who plan to visit MuseumLab or the Children’s Museum longer must purchase admission.

Upcoming Workshops

Fall Jewelry with Resin Casting
Sat, Oct 5 , 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Fall season has arrived- make jewelry and stones out of UV resin with earth materials. Learn how to cure multiple layers and colors to really level up your work!

Storytelling through Comics
Sun, Oct 6, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Do you love creating characters and telling stories? Learn how to structure comics, as well as book binding techniques to give them a professional finish.

Getting Animated with Felt
Wed, Oct 9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Combine the art of needle felting with the magic of technology to create your own stop-motion animations! Manipulate wool into 2-D scenes, objects, and characters to tell a story through photos.

Fresh Threads: Embroidered Tees
Sat, Oct 12, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grab a needle and thread and see what kind of beautiful designs you can create using the process of embroidery. Customize and walk away with your own awesome pocket t-shirt.

Woodshop Basics
Sat, Oct 12, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Dive into our Make Lab Woodshop and get your hands on some tools! Learn how to properly, and safely, use our equipment to cut and shape wood.

Building with Wood
Sun, Oct 13, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Interested in woodworking? Join us in Make Lab’s Woodshop and learn how to cut and build a small shelf out of plywood that you can hang on a wall at home.

Perfect Pigments: Watercolors
Sun, Oct 13, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Ever wonder how paint is made? Join us in Make Lab and create your own custom watercolor paint from scratch.

Slime Time
Mon, Oct 14, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Discover the incredible world of slime! Using our fail-proof slime recipes, enter slime making challenges and create your own concoctions.

Get Down with Party Bots
Fri, Oct 18, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Robot dance party in MakeLab! Build your dance partner using motors, solder and some basic programming.

Shaper Magic: Wood Block Printing
Sat, Oct 19, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Make some awesome block prints, without the labor intensive carving. Using a hand-held CNC machine called a Shaper, your drawings can become wood blocks in minutes.

Not Your Grandma’s Knitting Class
Sun, Oct 20, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
We’re combining woodworking and fiber arts in this unique workshop. First you’ll carve your own knitting needles, then you’ll put them to good use as you learn the basics of knitting.

Warm Up: Crochet Basics
Sat, Oct 26, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
It’s getting chilly out! Learn to loop yarn using a crochet hook into various stitches and be on the way to crocheting your very own scarf.

Stuffed Monsters
Sun, Oct 27, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Grab some stuffing and cut and sew fabric to create your very own stuffed monster pal.