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: 10:00am-Noon or 5:00-7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-Noon
Saturday:1:00-4:00pm

Instructor-led STEAM Programming:

Saturday: 10:00am-Noon

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! FREE with paid museum admission! 

Thursday, December 5- Waves
Thursday, January 30- Collisions 
Thursday, February 20- Machines and Circuits 

MakerSpace


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!