Join us in the MaD Lab on Wednesday, December 26 and fold your own origami animal, then make it active using a paper circuit. This program is free with membership or paid admission, please sign up at the front desk upon arrival, limited space is available. Please note that a parent/guardian is required to stay on site with participants. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Session 1: 10:30-11:15am
Session 2: 11:30am-12:15pm
Science on Stage
We are teaming up with Front and Centre Productions Community Arts Center to explore the connections between science and theatre arts on Saturday, December 29 through three different drop-in programs (schedule below). This program is free with membership or paid admission, please sign up at the front desk upon arrival, limited space is available. Please note that a parent/guardian is required to accompany participants.
- 10:30-10:45am – Dance I – ages 3-7 – Through movement participants will explore the way in which the human body makes possible the art of dance.
- 10:45-11:00am – Voice I – ages 3-7 – Experiment with sound using an instrument that is already a part of you – your voice!
- 11:15-11:30am – Dance II – ages 8 and up – Explore the physics of dance through movement and observation.
- 11:30-11:45am – Voice II – ages 8 and up – Use your voice to learn more about the science of sound.
- 12:00-12:45pm – Theatre Special Effects – ages 8 and up – Learn about the science behind some of the special effects used in theatrical productions, then design your own set and add in some special effects!
- 1:30-1:45pm – Dance II – ages 8 and up (repeat session, see above for description)
- 1:45-2:00pm – Voice II – ages 8 and up (repeat session, see above for description)
- 2:15-2:30pm – Dance I – ages 3-7 (repeat session, see above for description)
- 2:30-2:45pm – Voice I – ages 3-7 (repeat session, see above for description)
Middle School Program
January 18, 5:30-8pm
Come join us for an evening at the Discovery Space CAD Cafe where you’ll eat pizza and learn the ins and outs of a computer assisted design (CAD) program. Apply your new CAD skills to a creative 3D design challenge. Then continue your CAD creativity from home using your own account!
$25 member/$35 non-member
Makeuary… be creative this winter!
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!
Every Wednesday 10:30-11am
Visit with your baby to explore science together through books and movement. Perfect for adults with a 6-month to 2-year-old child.
Free with membership or paid admission.
Every Thursday, 10:30-11am
Inspired by stories in picture books, this year Science Adventures will feature makerspace and engineering activities designed for 3-5 year olds with caregiver assistance. We will offer weekly activities that encourage young learners to tinker with materials and complete challenges while leaving plenty of room for creativity and innovation. Free with membership or paid admission.
Members-only session 10-10:30am
For children 5 and under and their parent/guardians
Join us for a rhythmic good time every Friday! This program includes stories and musical explorations for children and adults to enjoy together.
Free with membership or paid admission.
On Fridays, doors to Discovery Space will open at 9:45am for members.
Program and Special Event Payment
We often have only limited space in our programs and special events. Don’t miss out! Please call 814.234.0200 or email to check available space and register for programs, camps, and special events.
After confirming your registration, you may make a secure online payment.
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon at Discovery Space!