The Be A Maker space is a communal workshop that welcomes young children, families and groups to explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math by working on a broad range of do-it-yourself projects that help children build new skills, collaborate and share their accomplishments. Outfitted with real tools, materials and technologies, the makerspace offers self-directed activities and workshops facilitated by Museum staff and guest makers.
We all know what it says in the dictionary, but when we talk about “Making” at the Museum, we are talking about getting involved in work involving crafting, 3D design and printing, robotics, woodworking, knitting, electronics, soap-making, pickling, cheese-making… the list goes on! It means a do-it-yourself attitude, curiosity, experimentation, problem-solving, sharing and collaboration, and lots of fun.
Our Maker Initiative — the Be A Maker Space, Maker Faire Milwaukee, outreach and more — expands our core “learning by doing” mission to the larger community. Making is revolutionizing education at all levels. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and design and math) skills are critical to how we will live, work and learn in the future, and the Museum is proud to be a leader in providing maker education opportunities to the children and families we serve, in the Museum and beyond.
Click here to view our upcoming Be A Maker programs on the calendar.
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