Innovation Station

The Innovation Station is a platform to engage children and families in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) through innovative, hands-on learning experiences. It is a space where kids create, make, discover, investigate, and invent. The space gives kids a chance to apply problem-solving skills, test and revise their ideas, experiment, collaborate, and have fun.

Innovation Station Hours

MakerSpace hours:
Thursday - Friday: 10am-12pm 
Saturday - Sunday: 2pm-4pm

Instructor-led STEAM Programming:

Saturday: 10am-12pm

Self-Guided STEAM Activities:
Always available


The Innovation Station consists of a science lab and a maker space. What is a maker space? The Maker Space allows children and families to use real tools and materials to design, make, tinker and create projects on their own. Kids can take stuff apart and learn the inner workings of machines, build and make cool things, and just experiment and explore.

Check out all the great activities happening in the Innovation Station. Visit our online home and follow along on our making adventure!

Monthly Special Event Days

March: National Bubble Week & National Agriculture Week
April: National Robotics Week & Earth Science and Environmental Education Week
May: National Wildflower Week & National Composting Day 

Physics Days

ISU Faculty, Dr. Jay Ansher and students will provide hands-on demonstrations, experiments and more on new topics each month!

Thursday, April 5: Collisions 
When two objects try to be in the same spot at the same time, they can't! How do collisions work, and what happens when energy and momentum are traded back and forth? Let the ISU Physics Club demonstrate what happens in a collision and how to gain the advantage in your next bumper-car or ice hockey experience! 

Thursday, May 3: Weather
Wind, sunshine, storms, and clouds are all part of basic physics and chemistry. Stop by as the ISU Physics Club presents some simple demonstrations that help explain the science that goes into your local weather forecast.