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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

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.


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: Under the Sea

Let's dive in! Explore the diversity of the underwater world through crafts and hands on experiments that dive into the importance of our ocean habitats and the animals that live there.

February 4: A Bug's Life

Students will learn how and why insects are important through exploration of the various species, their physical characteristics, and their impact on our environment. They'll even get to make their own insect 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


Museum Hours:

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

Sunday-Tuesday: Closed

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