Mayborn Museum

Summer in Design Den

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Join us June 11-July 27, 2018 as we make, tinker, and create around different themes in Design Den! Some activities in Design Den will be provided for all ages, while activities taking place in Design Den Studio (the back area) will require that participants are 8 years old or older. Design Den Studio participants will be required to sign in on a release form before entering Design Den Studio. If the participant is under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian will be required to sign in the participant.

What are some of the themes that we can look forward to this summer?

  • Building Roller Coasters
  • Circuits and Makey Makey
  • Sewing and Weaving
  • Woodworking

When will there be drop-in activities in Design Den?

There will be drop-in activities most weekdays* from 10:00-12:00 & 12:30-2:30 and on the following weekend dates:
  • Circuits- Saturday, June 23, 1:00-4:00
  • Sewing- Saturday, July 14, 1:00-4:00
*Some days may be closed for holidays or for other events.

Will Summer in Design Den programming require an extra cost?

No. Summer in Design Den drop-in programming during summer 2018 will be included in the cost of admission to the museum. In 2018, Design Den is offering summer Maker Camps that will require a registration fee. To learn more about Design Den Maker Camps, click here.

Why will some activities only allow participants who are ages 8 and up?

The back area of Design Den, Design Den Studio, will be a space this summer that allows adults and older children to make and tinker with different types of tools and materials. Some of these tools and materials, such as soldering irons, hot glue guns, and sewing machines may not be suitable for use by younger children. In addition, the concepts that we will be exploring may be difficult for younger children. Families that have children younger than 8 are welcome to stay in the front area of Design Den to build with blocks and participate in additional all ages activities while an older child participates in Design Den Studio.

What if my child who is over age 8 is attending the museum with another family and would like to participate in Design Den Studio?

You can download a paper copy of the Design Den Studio release form here. Please fill out this form, sign it, and send it with your child to the museum.