Science. Play. Art. Creativity. Exploration.
That's what KidSPACE is all about. Let your imagination run wild in an interactive lab fueled by YOU!
Confront challenges and explore new opportunities while you use your hands and your minds to encourage invention. From free range exploration, to planned workshops and design challenges, KidSPACE offers a wide variety of learning opportunities that encourage STEAM education: science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
Explore five different "zones": a wet zone, where you can create masterpieces through painting, screen printing and ceramics; a textile zone for weaving and sewing; a light and dark zone for shadow play; an assembly zone where you can build and construct; and a high tech zone for experimenting with computers and 3D printing.
Learn tricks, tips and techniques from a working artist!
West End Art Gallery Paint and Peel
Join artists from the West End Art Gallery and work together to create a large Paint-n-Peel work of art, and use the same techniques to create a work of your own!
June 9, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Twisted Ideas Balloons!
Join award-winning, World Record breaking Balloon Artist David Baker for an afternoon full of balloons and fun! Find out what first got him interested in this unique art form and try your hand at making your own balloon sculpture.
June 23, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Fun with Plarn
A little over a year ago Shari the “Bag Lady” started turning grocery bags into plastic yarn. She makes mats for the homeless, backpacks for youth, all while preserving our planet and natural resources. Join Shari the Bag Lady for her day-long workshop of crocheting with plarn!
July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Design+Engineering+Art! Work together to build something in KidSPACE!
Build a Fort
Sticks might not be a typical building material when constructing a house but with our imaginations and lots of fun materials, we will create a large fort sculpture together to play in.
June 17 at 2 p.m.
Louise Nevelson inspired Found Object Sculptures
Louise Nevelson is a famous artist who used found objects in her artwork to create large scale, monochromatic sculptures. Create your own small scale found object sculpture, and help us add to a large one to display in KidSPACE.
July 8 at 2 p.m.
Can you use your creativity and ingenuity to find a solution to our challenge?
Can you create a Duplo Bridge that holds 50 pounds? What about 200 pounds? Try different building techniques and see if you can build the strongest bridge.
June 10 at 1 p.m.
Discover the relationship between art and science through these playful activities.
Salt and Water Colors
When salt and water are combined, a chemical reaction happens that makes for fun experimenting and art making. Use your imagination to create your own work with salt and watercolors.
June 24 at 3 p.m.
8 bit Character design
Inspired by old video game graphics? Recreate your favorite character with graph paper and perler beads, or come up with a design of your very own.
July 7 at 3 p.m.
Whether by hand or machine, learn to sew with these beginner projects.
Are you an artist on the go? Make a simple pencil roll to keep all your art pencils in one place.
June 30 at 2 p.m.
Combine beads and embroidery to create texture in your sewing projects! Be inspired by the work of other embroidery artists, and create your own beaded embroidery project to take home.
July 29 at 2 p.m.