Have you been to Maker Studio yet? Every Wednesday since the spring, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., KID Museum invite kids ages 8 and up to explore our creativity lab and come work on a creative project or two! Maker educators are stationed at each open activity area to help teach and guide kids through their innovating.
Activities change weekly, so each week kids can work on a completely new project. The woodshop is almost always open and is one of the most popular stations. Kids can learn how to use tools to make simple things out of wood with guidance and encouragement from our woodworking staff. Last week, circuits were also a hit! Kids learned how a basic circuit works to light up a lightbulb or set off a sound alarm. From there, they were able to build series and parallel circuits, and see how each affects the current that eventually reaches the lightbulb. Many were surprised to see how each type of circuit affected how dim or bright the bulb could get. Another group of kids spent their day in our cardboard construction workshop, building a huge fort that they could play in.
The possibilities for innovation in Maker Studio are endless! These sessions are drop-in, but kids can also register in advance, and space is limited. For more information, visit http://kid-museum.org/wednesdays-at-kid/.