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MaD Lab: Makeuary

Happy Makeuary! Each January and February we celebrate the maker movement through weekly creative challenges in our MaD Lab. Families are invited to participate together in our makeuary activities for free with membership or paid admission. Please note that given the nature of the activities, we ask that parents assist their children, even if just by making suggestions and helping to gather materials. We want every child to have a safe and fun STEM experience during Makeuary!

Week 1 (January 2-6) – Tightrope Challenge
Defy gravity! Design something that can balance on a tightrope all on its own.

Week 2 (January 9-13) – Recycled Robots
Back by popular demand! Use your imagination to create a robot out of recycled materials.

Week 3 (January 16-20) – Geometric Mazes
Create a geometric maze using rubber bands and challenge a friend or family member to try it out!

Week 4 (January 23-27) – Stitching and Textiles
Use a needle and yarn or a weaving loom to create something new.

Week 5 (January 30 – February 3) – Community Cardboard Challenge
Together we will build a large cardboard structure in the MaD Lab, stop in and add your creativity!

Week 6 (February 6 – 10) – Spinning Illusions
Experiment with optical illusions and create your own thaumatrope and spinning top!

Week 7 (February 13 – 17) – Strong Foam Structures
Create a strong structure using colorful foam and pipe cleaners. How much weight will yours hold?

Week 8 (February 20 -24) – Spirographs
Make your own spirograph gear then use it to create geometric designs.

Week 9 (February 27 – March 3) – Bobsled Races
Create a bobsled and experiment with different materials, then test your design on our track and race your friends!

Dates: 01/02/2019 - 03/03/2019
Start Time: 10:00 am
Location: Discovery Space
Address: 1224 N Atherton St, State College, PA, 16803 (map)
Website: http://
Phone: 8142340200
Email: [email protected]
Occurs: Ongoing from January 2nd to March 3rd 2019 at 10:00 am
  • - Sunday
  • - Wednesday
  • - Thursday
  • - Friday
  • - Saturday

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