Innovation Station

All participants will be required to wear a mask for the entirety of the program. Classes will be limited to 5 adult/student pairs. Each program will need a minimum of 2 adult/student pairs to run.

These programs are designed for a child and a caregiver to attend and enjoy making something together.

Pre-registration is required. There will be no ticket sales at the door. This to maintain safety and program quality. Thank you for your understanding. Registration closes the 12 hours before the event.

STEAM Challenge Workshops

STEAM Challenge Workshops offer parents and children an opportunity to engage in hands-on STEAM based learning and exploration together. Each program consists of instructor led discussion of STEAM principles and various STEAM challenges that parent/child pairs will work together to solve! 

Ages: Children in K-5 grade and Adult
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $35 Members / Museums for All
          $40 Non-Members
October 24: Marble Run Challenge

Come join us for some marvelous
  marble fun! In this challenge we will learn about simple machines and basic forces that make machines work. We will apply the engineering design process to design, build, test, and improve our  marble runs. 

November 21: STEAM Coding Challenge

Come join us for a fun introduction to coding! We will discuss the basics of coding and have fun with hands on coding activities. No coding experience is required! 

STEAM Challenge Workshops

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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: TBD
Friday: TBD

Instructor-led STEAM Programming:

Saturday: TBD

Self-Guided STEAM Activities:
Always available

Physics Days

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


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!