Drop-in maker space for the youngest creators - 510 Families
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Drop-in maker space for the youngest creators

At Junior Center of Art & Science, located adjacent to Lake Merritt in Oakland, a new maker space for the youngest creators invites families to innovate together.

Maker Space at junior center in Oakland

The warm and bright space looks out onto Lake Merritt and offers a low-tech, DIY workspace for kids and their grown-ups to work on projects together.

  • A tinker table, where, inspired by a monthly Maker Challenge, visitors are invited to build something new
  • A design-your-own invention station, equipped with studio tools and recycled materials
  • A “LEGO lounge”, where little visitors can create whatever they imagine in a cozy and comfy space.

The activities and materials at the Junior Center’s Youth Maker space are appropriate for visitors ages 2 – 12 years old, with a focus on kids 4-8.

The Youth Makerspace is open during general admission hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm.
Cost is $6 suggested donation.


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[Photo provided by Junior Center]

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