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The Curiosity Cube™ & Maker Faire® Milwaukee Sneak Peek

August 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Curiosity Cube™ mobile learning lab offers hands-on experiences that spark curiosity and learning in science. Visitors are invited to see the world on a microscopic level as they discover the role of DNA (and extract their own DNA!), explore a human brain under a digital microscope and use gestural interface technology, and learn more about 3D printers and the importance of new technologies for scientific advancements. All Curiosity Cube experiments are staffed by MilliporeSigma educators – allowing visitors to ask questions and discuss possibilities of future careers in scientific industries.

The Curiosity Cube experience is free and open to the public and will be located in Milwaukee County’s O’Donnell Park on the east side of the Miller Brewing Company Pavilion (located outside of the Museum). Museum admission is not included.

In addition to the Curiosity Cube, the Museum will host a special preview event for Maker Faire® Milwaukee, the Museum’s free community event that will be held September 23 and 24, 2017 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. Join us at the Museum on August 4 for fun, maker-based projects and demonstrations that provide a small sampling of things that your family can see and do at this year’s Maker Faire. Then, mark your calendar to join us in September, when more than 200 makers will showcase innovative projects and products in technology, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability and more. There will be something for everyone!

  • Visit our Be A Maker space for 3D printing and equipment demonstrations
  • Upcycle trash to treasure and make something amazing in our pop-up art Re-Creation Station
  • Plan your Nerdy Derby design or build your own wooden car ($2 workshop fee applies) to race at Maker Faire Milwaukee’s Nerdy Derby presented by Kohl’s
  • Get your game on with our FREE MagneTag activity
  • Make your mark and doodle your own design on our walk-in Chalk Castle
  • Check out our rocket launch demonstrations
  • See a full-size Dalek, then grab instructions for building your own Doctor Who inspired sci-fi mutant as we gear up Maker Faire Milwaukee’s Guinness World Records attempt at the “largest gathering of Daleks”
  • Learn about film development, pinhole cameras and tintype photos
  • Pre-register your family for Maker Faire Milwaukee and learn more about this all-ages event!

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While some of the activities listed above will be free and open to the public, entry to the Museum and access to activities on the Museum level, including those offered in the Be A Maker space, require regular admission rates. A $2 fee applies to create a Nerdy Derby car.



August 4, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States


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