The Hive: A Makerspace

The Hive: A Makerspace - Level 3

Presented by The Isaacs Family 

Come see what all the buzz is about! In The Hive, the possibilities are as vast as your imagination. Learn how to sew a button, fold an origami crane, design a figurine using 3D modeling software then bring it to life with a 3D printer, or solder a circuit board – there’s always something new to try!


Many of the best designs come from collaboration. The Hive is a space that cultivates community and emphasizes the learning opportunities in every failure and success. Being a maker is all about creativity and experimentation. Go forth and create!

The Hive is designed specifically for makers ages 8 and up. Makers 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Maker activities for ages 7 and under are available in the KidsTown Studio.



Check the Science Live! Calendar or pick up a Daily Schedule to see what’s happening during your visit.

Program Schedule for The Hive 

February 2020

All programs and times are subject to change

Upcoming Workshops


3D Design For Printing

Learn the basics of 3D modeling software and the ins and outs of designing something to print.

Thursday, February 20

3:00 p.m.

Doodle Town

Explore the possibilities of 3D printing pens and print your own creation straight from your imagination!


Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, February 27


Machine Sewing 101

Learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine.

Thursdays, February 6 & 13


Fairy Houses

Use craft knives and special tools to learn how to create your own fairy tale diorama using recycled materials! 

Saturday & Sunday February 8 & 9 and February 29 & March 1

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Cardboard Automata

Illustrate a scene from your favorite fairy tale as you create your own moving mechanical sculpture from recycled materials!

Saturday & Sunday February 15 & 16

11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm

Ozobot Odyssey

An Ozobot is a line-following robot that reads color sequences as code. In this workshop, you will design a story for your ozobot and use code sequences to make your ozobot act out a story.

Saturday & Sunday February 22 & 23

11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm

Open Make Experiences


Engineering Month

February 1-29

Stop in The Hive: A Makerspace any time for open make activities that celebrate both fantasy & real world engineering!  


Star-Studded Evenings Workshops

February 2020

These adult-oriented workshops are perfect for more experienced makers looking for a challenging project.

All programs and times are subject to change

Block Printing

January 31 & February 1 and February 21 & 22

6:00 P.M. 

Get started with pattern printmaking as you design and carve a custom stamp block and print your own cotton bandana!

2 hr duration. 15 person max capacity. 

Machine Sewing for Adults

February 7 & 8

6:00 P.M.

Learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine and use those skills to make a simple drawstring bag.

2 hr duration. 10 person max capacity. 

Felt Gardening

February 14 & 15

6:00 P.M.

Do you have a black thumb? Are you a convicted plant murderer? In this workshop you’ll craft a desk garden made entirely out of felt that can never die!

2 hr duration. 10 person max capacity. 

Model Painting + Terrariums

February 28 & 29

6:00 P.M.

Create a tiny world in a jar using moss, plants, and tiny figurines. Paint your own miniature and create a living environment for it!

2 hr duration. 10 person max capacity.