Special Events

The Museum hosts a variety of family-friendly events and fundraisers throughout the year. Visit our calendar for more information!

Every third Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m.
Join us for FREE admission, courtesy of Northwestern Mutual Foundation and other supporting sponsors, from 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month! Enjoy access to all of the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, and stop by our Be A Maker space to find tools, materials and techniques for endless ways to experiment and create. Learn more.

November 24, 2017
Join us the day after Thanksgiving for a special event presented by Sendik’s Food Markets to celebrate cooking together, healthy eating and the importance of family meal time. Participate in a variety of hands-on workshops and learn the value of making good decisions when it comes to nutrition and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Lots of crafty projects, fun programs and delicious food samples will give the entire family a kick-start to healthy living this holiday season! Visit Sendik’s Food Markets to purchase select products from our sponsors, Breadsmith, Fyffes, Kemps, Palermo’s, and Sargento, then show your receipt at the Museum to receive one FREE admission to Holiday Kitchen. One admission per product. Learn more.


MakeShift is an adults-only event series hosted in the Museum’s Be A Maker space. Join us to learn new skills, experiment with tools and technology, and meet creative people. Past MakeShifts have featured metal work, sewing, Nerf wars, home brewing, and dozens of other hands-on projects. Visit our BAM calendar for upcoming MakeShift events.


Educators are invited to our Be A Maker Teacher Studio for hands-on demonstrations and instructional workshops that focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) and the maker movement. Meetings will also serve as an opportunity for members to share resources, information and professional development opportunities. Visit our Be A Maker Teacher Studio page for upcoming events and meet-ups.

Events and event details are subject to change.

Upcoming Events
Sat 18

Be A Maker: Open Making

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 20

Be A Maker: Morning Open Making

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 20

Be A Maker: Afternoon Open Making

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
See the Full Calendar
BBCM Updates

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