Weekend STEAM/Maker Programs

The maker movement is a tech-influenced DIY community that experiments with innovative technologies. From 3D printers, laser cutters, Arduino microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi and many more technologies than we could ever list, makers are experimenting and discovering what they can engineer. However, not all makers require sophisticated tools to create new and creative products.

At scienceSeeds we believe that S.T.E.A.M and making go hand in hand. Children learn best when they are engaged and assembling toys or products that reenforce engineering and STEAM concepts. We have been creating hands-on projects for your children since the day we opened our doors in 2008.

Making is for everyone and we encourage you to join your children and see what your can create together. Children love to see that their parents sometimes struggle to get things right. They like seeing adults make mistakes. They enjoy working collaboratively to discover what they can make. They exchange ideas and push the envelope and are not afraid to try and see if they can get their ideas work.

Join the movement! Get to work and start “making” with your children. Sign up for one of our maker workshops today!

 

MAKER: DIY Laser Cut Holiday Ornaments (Ages 6+)

Join us for an afternoon of hands-on making and exploration as we turn our space into a holiday decorating studio. Participants in this workshop will discover how laser cutters work, see a laser cutter in action and make unique holiday ornaments to take home or give as gifts.

  • Workshop is open to all children 6 and above (including adults)
  • Workshop hours: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Additional ornaments/ornament making kits will be available for sale.

Date: December 16, 2017

Ages: 6+

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $45.00

MAKER: DIY HOLIDAY GIFTS (Ages 6+)

What better way to prepare for the holidays than by making gifts for that special person. Join us for an afternoon of hands-on making and exploration as we turn our space into Santa's workshop.  Participants in this workshop will discover how laser cutters work, put together small toys, candle holders/napkin holders and more. Projects will depend on the age of the participant.

  • Workshop is open to all children 6 and above (including adults)
  • Workshop Hours: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Additional  kits will be available for sale.

Date: December 17, 2017

Ages: 6+

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $45.00

MAKER: Engineering Games (Ages 6+)

Have you ever wondered what goes into designing a game? The end product looks simple but it involves a lot of engineering and design. Join us for this day long program as you learn engineering principles.  Each participant will go home with a strategy game that he or she designed and a better understanding of the engineering process

  • Workshop Hours:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Early drop-off/late pickup available with prior registration

Date: December 18, 2017

Ages: 6+

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $95.00

Engineering Crazy Catapults (Ages 6+)

Calling all aspiring engineers and physicist! Have fun with simple physics as you design and create your own catapults. Your mission will be to design and test your contraptions to see how well you can hit our targets.  Once tested you will have a chance to revisit your design to figure out what adjustments you will need to make. At the end of the day, all catapults will compete in our Storm the Castle Challenge! Come join us for a day of fun and excitement.

  • Workshop Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Early/Late drop-off available

Date: December 19, 2017

Ages: 6+

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $95.00

MAKER: DIY Gifts(Ages 6+)

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by making someone a special gift. See what you can make as you experiment with 3Doodlers, make light up bookmarks, create one of a kind necklaces and much more. Participants will be able to choose between a variety of different projects or try to design their own special toy.

  • Early drop off is from 8:00am-9:00am
  • Late pick up is from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • Workshop is open to all children 6 and above
  • Workshop Hours:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Early drop-off/late pickup available with prior registration

Date: December 20, 2017

Ages: 6+

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $95.00

MAKER: DIY Laser Cut Holiday Decorations (Ages 6+)

DIY Holiday ornaments! Join us for an afternoon of hands-on making and exploration as we turn our space into a holiday decorating studio. Participants in this workshop will discover how laser cutters work, see a laser cutter in action and make unique holiday ornaments to take home. Students will have a chance to design their own ornaments and see them produced.

  • Workshop is open to all children 6 and above
  • Workshop Hours:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Early drop-off/late pickup available with prior registration

Date: December 21, 2017

Ages: 6+

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $95.00

Maker: Craft Stick Extravaganza

Join us for a crazy fun day of craft stick creations. From projectile launching to crash cars, Ferris wheels to hydraulic contraptions come see what you can make. Explore science and engineering in a completely new way as you use the simplest of tools to make the coolest fun creations.

  • Workshop is open to all children 6 and above
  • Workshop Hours:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Early drop-off/late pickup available with prior registration

Date: December 22, 2017

Ages: 6+

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $95.00

ENGINEERING STRUCTURES (Ages 6+)

Calling all Engineers and Architects! Join us for a day of hands-on fun as we learn about forces such as tension, compression, torsion. We will discuss various types of load and challenge you to build strong, tall structures out of a variety of materials. If you love to build and experiment this workshop is for you!

  • Workshop Hours:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Early drop-off/late pickup available with prior registration

Date: December 27, 2017

Ages: 6+

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $95.00

MAKER: Engineering Games (Ages 6+)

Have you ever wondered what goes into designing a game? The end product looks simple but it involves a lot of engineering and design. Join us for this day long program as you learn engineering principles.  Each participant will go home with a strategy game that he or she designed, custom pieces and a better understanding of the engineering process

  • Workshop Hours:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Early drop-off/late pickup available with prior registration

Date: December 28, 2017

Ages: 6+

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $95.00

Maker: Some of our favorite activities of 2017

The year is almost over!! As we shine a light on 2018, we'll revisit some of our favorite activities from 2017. Join us for a day full of surprises and fun hands-on enquiry. What better way to close out the year! From biology to physics, chemistry to engineering you're sure to have a blast. Projects will depend on the age of the participants.

  • Workshop Hours are  9:00am-3:00pm
  • Early drop off/Late pickup available

Date: December 29, 2017

Ages: 6+

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $95.00