The Be A Maker Space

What is Making?

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.

 Exhibit sponsor:

The Teerlink Family

Be A Maker Open Making & Monthly Activities – Free with regular admission

Morning Open Making: Monday-Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m.-noon and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon
Afternoon Open Making: Monday-Friday, 2-4 p.m.*
Open Making: Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
*The Be A Maker space hours of operation, facilitated programs and related activities are subject to change and field trip reservations. 

Be A Maker: Art Studio
February 24, March 17, April 21 & May 19
2-4 p.m.
Join us in our Be A Maker space for hands-on art activities and collaborative projects. The Art Studio welcomes young artists to become inspired and create with mixed materials including dry, wet, collage, and textured mediums!
This workshop is free with regular admission.
Recommended for children ages 4 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Artist Studio hours of operation, facilitated programs and related activities are subject to change.

Be A Maker Workshop – Learn to Solder
Join us for our facilitated workshops in our Be A Maker space to learn beginning soldering skills. Participants will receive all the materials and be provided the tools needed to create a project from start to finish.
Members: $10 / Non-Members: $15
Recommended for children age 6 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission is not included in workshop fee.

Click here to register for Learn to Solder: February 19, 2-3 p.m.

Click here to register for Learn to Solder: February 19, 3-4 p.m.

Click here to register for Learn to Solder: April 20, 2-3 p.m.

Click here to register for Learn to Solder: April 20, 3-4 p.m.


Upcoming Events
Sat 17

Be A Maker: Open Making

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 19

Be A Maker: Morning Open Making

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 19

It’s In the Bank

February 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
See the Full Calendar
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