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Activate Origami

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

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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.

  • 10:30-10:45amDance Iages 3-7 – Through movement participants will explore the way in which the human body makes possible the art of dance.
  • 10:45-11:00amVoice Iages 3-7 – Experiment with sound using an instrument that is already a part of you – your voice!
  • 11:15-11:30amDance IIages 8 and up – Explore the physics of dance through movement and observation.
  • 11:30-11:45amVoice IIages 8 and up – Use your voice to learn more about the science of sound.
  • 12:00-12:45pmTheatre 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!
  • 1:30-1:45pmDance IIages 8 and up (repeat session, see above for description)
  • 1:45-2:00pmVoice IIages 8 and up (repeat session, see above for description)
  • 2:15-2:30pmDance Iages 3-7 (repeat session, see above for description)
  • 2:30-2:45pmVoice Iages 3-7 (repeat session, see above for description)

Middle School Program

CAD Cafe
Ages 10-14
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

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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!

Child playing with hoops

Baby Explorers

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.

Girl cutting tissue paper with scissors

Science Adventures

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.

Childs Xylophone

Music Makers

Fridays 10:30-11am
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!