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!

Fall 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.

*Registration for the next make SHIFT will open the morning after the previous makeSHIFT. Registration for 9/20 will open on 9/7, registration for 10/4, will open on 9/21 etc. 

Fall dates
  • October: 4, 18
  • November: 1, 15, 29 
  • December: 13


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! 

  • October 28 Beginner One Shot Campaign
    • 9am - Noon
    • 1 - 4pm 
  • November 11 Beginner One Shot Campaign
    • 9am - Noon
    • 1 - 4pm 
  • November 29 - December 20: Weekly Campaign
    • 3:30 - 5pm

Details and Registrations

Family events 

Spend time engaging creatively on an open-ended project as a group!  We will give you an overview of the project and/or process offering instructions and examples as close to 9AM as possible. The rest of the time is yours to engage, connect, and create! Feel free to stay until noon or take off early if that best meets your families' needs.

The registration fee covers two adults and up to three children registration along with materials needed for the project. Some events are more experiential and some will result in a project that can be taken home. Facilitated by Center Staff members and supported by STEM Education Scholars, this event is meant for K-8 students and families.

October 21: Animate Your World 

For this Family Event, families are invited to work together to animate objects, scenes, and on-screen events through the magic of drag-and-drop coding and a combination of low and high-tech tools. Get ready to spark creativity, explore the digital realm, and watch your world come alive where imagination meets technology.

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Future dates:
  • November 8:  TBD
  • December 2: Games Galore 

Find details and registration information for all open events at the link below