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

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, August 30: Science at the Amusement Park
Thursday, September 20: Electricity
Thursday, October 11: Gravity
Thursday, November 8: Sound
Thursday, December 6: Atoms and Molecules 


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

August: National Dollar Days & National Ride the Wind Days 
September: National Wildlife Days & National Make a Hat Days 
October: National Chemistry Week & National Count Your Buttons Days 
November: National America Recycles Days & National Game and Puzzle Week
December: Elves' MakeShop ALL month long!