The Chevron Maker Annex is a place for children to design, construct and showcase their work through both pre-paid and drop-in workshops. All workshops are designed to expose participants to a handful of tools and materials, from hand tools to 3D printers and laser cutters. The space encourages kid makers to tap into their creative potential with access to real tools and high-tech resources.
In the Chevron Maker Annex, a maker is someone who creates products by combining a variety of materials and sharing what they have learned with others. Our workshops begin by introducing various engineering concepts. The topics in the workshops focus on everything from electricity to structural integrity. After an interactive lesson, visitors are challenged to create products based on a prompt, which encourages learning through self-exploration.
The Chevron Maker Annex offers a variety of flexible opportunities for school groups.
“We are just finishing the 3-day ideaMAKE workshop. An incredibly wonderful learning experience. Thank you for the guidance, help and patience in making this an unforgettable experience. We can’t wait for another workshop.”
“Don’t forget to go to the lower level. There is a maker space and lots of invention stations.”
Learn how to use cutting-edge digital fabrication technologies like laser-cutters, 3D printers and microcontrollers.
Learn how to safely handle the kind of real tools used by Makers as they solder circuits, saw wood, drill, hammer, sew and more!
Join our Kid’s Maker Crew by completing all 3 levels of one of our Maker Crew workshops.
It is our belief that safety and tool literacy go hand in hand, so workshops are limited to students ages 8+ and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.