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Discovery Lab Grand Opening
February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
DISCOVERY Lab opens to the public on February 16th!
Come visit our new and innovative makerspace, DISCOVERY Lab! This new permanent exhibit offers a unique learning environment and workspace designed to stimulate exploration, creativity, risk-taking, critical thinking, and collaboration through a hands-on approach. DISCOVERY Lab encourages all visitors to dive into the design thinking process without fear of failure – in fact, failure is encouraged! Successful outcomes result from routine trial and error, and failure is considered an important steppingstone to knowledge in DISCOVERY Lab.
DISCOVERY Lab offers a variety of interactive experiences. The open-making area presents design materials that provoke inquiry, and the guided-making area provides cutting-edge technology through an interactive computer lab featuring coding and CAD software, and a workshop space featuring a laser cutter, 3-D printers and a kiln. Special resources available for use in this space include tools for woodworking, circuitry, sewing, sculpting, ceramics, painting and more! Special STEAM themed workshops and camps are also presented by community artists, engineers and tinkerers.
Makers are producers and creators, builders and shapers. What kind of maker are you? Visit the DISCOVERY Lab and follow YOUR idea from conception to creation!
Also on Saturday, February 16, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum will be offering $1 off general admission for visitors who donate one or more cans of soup to Mother Hubbard’s Food Cupboard. Members who donate are eligible to enter to win a free birthday experience at DISCOVERY.