Free Hands-On Workshops

Planning a museum day? Don't forget to drop by the Discovery Lab maker's space, located within Discovery Hall!  Planned hands-on activities and supplies are available weekly from our floor staff and educators to engage and inspire parents and children alike. Or, grab some materials and let your imagination take the lead - the Discovery Lab is stocked full of arts and crafts, a 3D printer, Legos, and MORE! These workshops are completely free, included with Museum admission.

Discovery Lab Maker's Space Hours:

Tues - Thurs: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

2024 Free Drop-In Workshops


March Lego Club | Theme TBD

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Discovery Lab Maker Space in the Sloan Museum of Discovery

Join us for another Lego-building adventure! Step in the Discovery Lab Maker Space for our once a month building challenge, open to Lego-enthusiasts of all ages! If you love a challenge - Come and test out your skill! Lego club is FREE, included with museum general admission.

Kettering Engineering Challenge

Engineering Challenge
Date: February 24, 2024
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Location: Discovery Lab Maker Space in the Sloan Museum of Discovery

Drop in and join the students from Kettering University's Engineering Club as they host fun and interesting engineering challenges! Build a paper airplane or construct a lego building!

Books & Stars | Historical Book Club

Monthly Book Clubs
When: Every 1st Wednesday & Thursday of the Month
Location: Longway Planetarium | Sloan Museum of Discovery

Join us for monthly book clubs, taking place on the first Wednesday of the month at Longway Planetarium, and the first Thursday of the month at Sloan Museum of Discovery! Books & Stars books will be astronomy-related, and Historical Book Club books are all affiliated with Genesee County's storied history. Book club is FREE, pre-registration is recommended.

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