Open Make
Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Nov
28
2:00 PM14:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Copy of Open Make
Nov
22
1:00 PM13:00

Copy of Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Nov
21
2:00 PM14:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make - Guest Maker Jon Stapleton
Nov
7
11:00 AM11:00

Open Make - Guest Maker Jon Stapleton

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

GUEST MAKER TODAY FROM 2 - 4 PM: Join Jon Stapleton and learn more about electronics and musical instruments. We know you've got the beat!!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Nov
6
11:00 AM11:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

MAKE with MTC - Take apart and build a computer!

Ever wonder how all of those computer parts work together to get the job done? At Massanutten Technical Center (MTC), every computer they use is built by students and now is your chance to learn, too. Join MTC instructors students as they help you first take apart and then rebuild a computer. Computers will be provided for exploring; however, participants may not take computers home. 

Free with membership or paid museum admission. Advance Registration required.
Choose one session on November 4: 9:30 - 11:00 or 11:00 - 12:30

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MEMBER MAKE NIGHT
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

MEMBER MAKE NIGHT

If you are an Explore More Member, age 8+ and you are interested in MAKING...this is your night! Each month, we'll offer a special members-only event just for you!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Spooktacular Open Make
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Spooktacular Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! Come make whatever you'd like or enjoy a variety of holiday-inspired making.

  • Halloween coding - Program Codey to collect candy while evading a spooky ghost.
  • Glowing ghost ornaments
  • Halloween stickers and patches
  • Light up spooky houses
  • Scare up some costume fun!


If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Spooktacular Open Make
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Spooktacular Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

Come make whatever you'd like or enjoy a variety of holiday-inspired making.

  • Halloween coding - Program Codey to collect candy while evading a spooky ghost.
  • Glowing ghost ornaments
  • Halloween stickers and patches
  • Light up spooky houses
  • Scare up some costume fun!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make - GUEST MAKER (NOON - 2)
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Open Make - GUEST MAKER (NOON - 2)

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

GUEST MAKER (Noon - 2 PM): PUMPKIN CREATIONS
Need inspiration for your pumpkin carving this year? Work alongside our guest maker as she experiments with fun and creative decorating methods. 

PLEASE NOTE:
If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Oct
17
2:00 PM14:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make + Explore Makey Makey
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Open Make + Explore Makey Makey

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! Today, we'll be exploring Makey, Makey, an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet.

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Oct
10
2:00 PM14:00

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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World Space Day in Maker City
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

World Space Day in Maker City

It's World Space Day and we have a special mission for our makers that day. More details coming soon!

  • Create a Moon Rover using the laser cutter and other materials. 
  • Use recycled materials to help us build a Mars Colony.
  • Design your own space-themed vinyl sticker.


If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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MEMBER MAKE NIGHT
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

MEMBER MAKE NIGHT

If you are an Explore More Member, age 8+ and you are interested in MAKING...this is your night! Each month, we'll offer a special members-only event just for you!

If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Aug
29
3:30 PM15:30

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk.  Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk. Parents should remain on museum premises to supervise siblings. Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Aug
24
9:30 AM09:30

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk. Parents should remain on museum premises to supervise siblings. Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Aug
23
9:30 AM09:30

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk. Parents should remain on museum premises to supervise siblings. Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Aug
22
9:30 AM09:30

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk. Parents should remain on museum premises to supervise siblings. Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Aug
17
9:30 AM09:30

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk. Parents should remain on museum premises to supervise siblings. Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Open Make
Aug
15
9:30 AM09:30

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk. Parents should remain on museum premises to supervise siblings. Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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Aug
14
9:30 AM09:30

Open Make

Calling all makers 8+...
Here is your chance to explore and create in Maker City. We have the place, materials, and supervision...you bring your ideas! If youth makers have not previously visited the space, they will be provided with a quick Intro to the Maker City session. This will include the code of conduct. The Maker City supervisors will ensure that participants have been properly trained before allowing access to some of the available equipment. Number of participants will also be limited by staff and there may be some wait time before entering

A parent waiver is required for student participation. You can download and bring along to your first visit. We will also have these available at the 2nd floor staff desk. Parents should remain on museum premises to supervise siblings. Makers can stay in Maker City without parent supervision once signed in but should be available to sign out their child when they are ready to leave. Makers may not leave Maker City without their caregiver. 

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