Families and Community

We're here for families

We've got a variety of programming to meet your interests and schedules. We provide opportunities for Pre-K-12th  grade students with options for real-time classes, live events, and videos to view at your own pace. We're listening to you and updating our opportunities frequently. You won't want to miss out, sign up for our newsletter to be notified when new events are open for you!

Spring Programming 

makeSHIFT: Grades 3 - 8 

A student focused on a combination of guided activity and free maker play. The goal is to foster curiosity, creativity, and community. We aim to do this by exposing students to a wide variety of maker materials, tools, and skills such as problem-solving, perseverance, patience, flexible thinking, and collaboration. Closing this event with free play, is our way of elevating students' need for voice and choice as valued members of our maker community. 

Look for Fall 2024 Dates and Registration in August!

    Role Playing Games

    Join us in an immersive role play adventures. We are hosting several D&D Campaigns, with options for beginners and experience players alike! 

    Look for Fall 2024 Dates and Registration in August!

      NEW: Family Make 

      Starting January 13, 2024, we'll be open every other Saturday for families to create and connect using the tools, materials, and supplies in the makerspace. While there may not be pre-planned activities for each session, a Center staff member will be on-site to answer questions, guide participants' curiosity, and offer assistance with tools such as the 3D pen/printer, digital drawing (design and basic animation), sublimation printer, vinyl cutter, and more.

      The registration fee covers two adults and up to three children in grades K-8 to explore their imaginations or tackle real-world challenges. Dive into a world of innovation, tinkering, coding/robotics, electronics, and problem-solving. Families are welcome to sign-up ahead of time or drop-in and register the day of the event if there is space remaining.

      Look for Fall 2024 Dates and Registration in August!

      If financial barriers would limit your participation, please email us at cese@cmich.edu to talk about how we can make our programs accessible for you.