The Tech Studio is a collaborative design space inside the museum! Visitors are invited to participate in our daily guided programs or weekend workshops (registration required for some workshops). Tech Studio programs and workshops are related to STEM learning and engineering design, while also reflecting the spirit of Silicon Valley and the maker movement.
The space is also used by our Exhibit and Education staff for special events, like hackathons, and to prototype and develop new exhibits and workshops, often using digital fabrication tools like 3D printers and CNC routers. Visitors can see first-hand the how The Tech creates new exhibits and workshops – and be among the first to test them. Prototyping sessions are scheduled as needed; if you are interested in participating, please subscribe to our newsletter
Regular Programs in the Tech Studio
Please note that in September 2015, the museum hours will be 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., except Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 5-7, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).
Featured Program: Apps for Social Change
10:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. daily*
Ends at 2:15 p.m. in September, excluding Labor Day Weekend
Create apps to help benefit our communities. Hurry! Program ends in mid-November 2015! Continue your app design experience at home, or in the classroom. Download resources here
Maker and Engineering Design Activities
11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. daily*
These activities rotate every few weeks, so there’s always something new to do!
Open Design Time
Times alternate with the Maker and Engineering Design Activities (above), daily*
Come in and let your imagination guide you during this self-guided, free-form exploration time! From open-ended activities to creativity kits, check out what we’re offering today in The Tech Studio.
Workshops are frequently held in the Tech Studio on weekends, for a deeper dive into various STEM-related projects. Please visit our Workshops
page for more information. Additional fees may apply.
*Program times subject to change. Please check workshop monitors upon arrival to verify times. This is a drop-in program that is free with museum admission, but space is limited. First-come, first-served. Programs are occasionally moved into the nearby atrium on the lower level to make accommodations for workshops, hack-a-thons, or other special events.