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MAKER DAYS

 

Our student scientists explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics during hands-on, creative workshops in our Makerspace. Maker Days gives learners the opportunity to create, construct, and make something new at each session.

Maker Days is designed as a drop-off program, and as such it allows many of our home school students to interact with our educators and other students in a classroom setting. These classes are designed to engage, stimulate, encourage, and challenge young children with hands on exploration using a typical class arrangement.

First Tuesday of Each Month

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost
Science Tots (Ages 4-6): $20 Members/$25 Non-Members

Science Explorers (Ages 7-11): $20 Members/$25 Non-Members

To register, please complete our registration form and email it to us or bring it with you to the workshop; you can also sign up via our events page.

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2019-2020 Schedule

August 6: Electricity

Students will make circuits with a 3D printed model, coin battery, and LED light as well as paper circuits and their very own Popsicle stick flashlight.

September 3: Engineering

Students explore Leapbots, Makedo, Rumblebots,and Cubelets in this engineering session for even the youngest engineers...the sky is the limit when it comes to building.

        

October 1: Space

Construct the solar system in a bracelet, create constellations, and even paint space tiles. This Maker Days event will be out of this world!

November 5: Polymers

Get ready to create polymers with Perler beads, make shrink art, and craft your very own bouncing ball. A crafty session with tons of hands-on activities for all art-meets-science lovers.

December 3: Weaving

Students discover how to weave paper and cloth as well as how looms help accomplish weaving. Amazing weaved creations will result!

January 7: Animation

Create a masterpiece! Students will learn about refraction, felting, puppets, and string art to create a Stop Motion animation together...perhaps a future animator will be discovered during this awesome session.

February 4: Block Printing

Priceless prints with Styrofoam, blocks and rubber bands, and router and insulation--the printing possibilities are endless, and students will have a blast printing their own creations.

March 3: Prepare for Takeoff

Students will enjoy all things aerodynamic, from Magnus effect flyers, Styrofoam airplanes, Stomp Rockets, Mini Rockets, Kites, and Flinging Flyers, students will learn about the principles of flight while creating their own flying machines.

April 7: Earth Day

Celebrate the planet by making your very own planter and sun catchers as well as creating paper and crayons from scratch.

 

May 5: Chemistry

From discovering the difference between physical and chemical changes, how to make slime, what acids and bases are, plus making a molecule, this is a great chemistry crash course for all ages!

31 SW Memorial Parkway

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

850-664-1261

Museum Hours:

Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday-Tuesday: Closed

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