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December 2019

Day Camp: “If I Built a Car” (K – 2nd Grade)

December 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

What would you create if you could design a car of your very own? Inspired by Chris Van Dusen's beloved book, young makers will explore vehicles through hands-on maker activities…

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Day Camp: New Year’s Eve! (3rd – 5th Grade)

December 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Celebrate the end of the year in this New Year’s Eve-themed maker camp. Work collaboratively to build a New Year’s Eve ball drop, create a stop-motion countdown video, and more!

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Day Camp: New Year’s Eve! (K – 2nd Grade)

December 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Celebrate the end of the year in this New Year’s Eve-themed maker camp. Make decorations and noisemakers for a New Year's Eve party, design your own light-up celebration glasses, and…

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January 2020

Cultural Day: India

January 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum is open to the public on Sundays with workshops in our Maker Studios, Open Build time, and over a dozen Open Explore activities. Each weekend offers something new,…

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Think Green: Sustainable Design Day

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaching, there's lots of buzz about how to protect our planet. It’s never too early to engage our future makers, innovators, and inventors…

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Woodshop: Mini Marble Maze

January 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Design a unique marble maze to challenge your friends! Learn to use drills, screwdrivers, and other tools as you design and fabricate your own marble maze. K - 2nd Grade.

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Robotics and Coding: Robotic Animals

January 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn to use robotic inputs and outputs with the Hummingbird Robotics kit to design your own robotic animal, wire it up, and program the parts to make it come to…

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Invent the Future: Skills Series

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Middle schoolers: get the skills you need to invent the future! Dive into design, engineering, electronics, and coding to develop skills you can use to build your own inventions. You'll…

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Open Explore: MLK Day

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum is open to the public on Sundays with workshops in our Maker Studios, Open Build time, and over a dozen Open Explore activities. Each weekend offers something new,…

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Fab Lab: Laser Engraved Pendants

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Turn a drawing into a laser-engraved pendant! Discover how our laser cutter uses a camera to turn a hand-drawn artwork into a digital file, which it then uses to cut…

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Woodshop: Pendulum Drawing

January 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Design and build a working harmonograph to create unique pendulum art, and discover how different lengths of string and weight can affect harmonic motion. 3rd - 5th Grade.

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Open Explore: MLK Day

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum is open to the public with workshops in our Maker Studios and over a dozen Open Explore activities. Each weekend offers something new, providing unique hands-on learning experiences…

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Intro to Woodshop

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn how to measure and cut wood with precision, use sandpaper to shape and smooth, and connect pieces of wood together using a hammer and nails, power drill and screws,…

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Maker Studio: Textiles

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Develop your sewing skills while learning to use essential tools, and making a hand-sewn felt bag with a double drawstring closure. 3rd - 5th Grade

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Intro to Fab Lab

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Designed especially for younger makers, this workshop introduces the basics of 3D design and printing using programs that are fun and age-appropriate. Practice changing 2D drawings into 3D objects using…

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Intro to Electronics

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn to design and build simple circuits. We’ll focus on the big questions: What is electricity? What is a circuit? How can I use circuits to make my project ideas…

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Maker Studio: Woodshop

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Ramp up your carpentry skills. Learn how to cut accurate angles with a mitre box, advanced drilling, and fastening and shaping techniques. Then, smooth it all out with a power…

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Maker Studio: Electronics

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn how to splice wire using wire strippers and heat shrink, then build your own circuit with a homemade switch. 3rd - 5th Grade

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Intro to Textiles

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Designed especially for younger makers, this workshop will introduce basic sewing tools as you hand-embroider an alphabet letter on an embroidery hoop. We’ll focus more on process rather than product--but…

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Maker Studio: Fab Lab

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Advance your 3D design and printing skills as you build in 3D using Tinkercad. We’ll 3D print your creations at the museum (available for pick-up within two weeks of the…

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