Do you have a curious kiddo who simply needs time and space to be inspired to create? Open Makes are an opportunity for students to explore materials in the makerspace that may not be available during typical field trip, family event, or summer camp programming.  Additionally, Open Makes allow students to pursue personal making goals with the assistance of both Center staff members and STEM Education Scholars. 


What to Expect:

The makerspace will be open for 3rd - 7th graders from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. This event will be monitored by staff who will provide students with a rotating menu of projects to work on. 

The staff will not offer direct instruction in the materials, but will assist students in learning about individual projects. Please note, these projects need not be finished during one session.


Why Attend?

This opportunity is great for students: 

  • recently connected to the makerspace

  • interested in exploring new materials

  • who benefit from a variety of options


Open Makes tend to fill up very quickly.  To serve as many students as possible, registration will be released on a month-by-month basis.  In addition to registering for this free event, students will also need to have a completed Consent Form on file for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Please contact Julie Cunningham at cunni2ja@cmich.edu with any questions.


September 18th Open Make 

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | EHS Building, Rm. 134





October 16th Open Make

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | EHS Building, Rm. 134






November 20th Open Make

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | EHS Building, Rm. 134





The work of the Center for Excellence in STEM Education is generously supported in part by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.