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.

We are evaluating the Innovation Station programming and hours and want your feedback! If you are a one time visitor or a regular we would like to here from you. This survey should only take you 15 min to complete and will help us make sure we are meeting your needs. Thank you in advance for your time. Click here to view the survey. 

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

Physics Days

ISU Faculty, Dr. Jay Ansher and students will provide hands-on demonstrations, experiments and more on new topics each month from 10:00am-Noon!

Thursday, December 6: Atoms and Molecules 
Thursday, January 31: Light and Color
Thursday, February 21: Magnetism 


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

December: Elves' MakeShop ALL month long!
January: National Blood Donor Month & National Braille Literacy Month 
February: Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Days & National American Heart Month