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 

March 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, March 5, 19, 26

3:00 p.m.


Create nature prints of fish and sea creatures inspired by the Japanese art of fish printing!

Saturday & Sunday March 7 & 8

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

Machine Sewing 101

Learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine.

Thursday, March 12


Kite Making

Let's go fly a kite! Learn about the history and science of kites as you learn how to make your own sled kite out of Tyvek!

Saturday & Sunday March 14 & 15: 

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

Plush Sewing

Stitch up a little keychain friend in this advanced beginner sewing lesson as you learn the basics of creating your own plush.

Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22

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

Under the Doodle Sea

Everything’s better down where it’s wetter, take it from me! Bring some undersea creations to life in this 3d printing pen workshop where you’ll learn about 3d printing and some of the amazing bioluminescent creatures that live in the deep!


Saturday & Sunday, March 28 & 29

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


Open Make Experiences


Nature Month


Learn some outdoor skills indoors to get yourself excited about spending some time in nature! Activities include knot-tying, nature sketching, cartography, and survival skills!