Explorations and Adventures for All Ages

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What is The Factory

The Factory is a hands-on maker space where youth will become part of an environment where they can have ideas, meet friends and make cool things. This interactive maker space features tools and technologies such as Laser Cutters, 3-D Printers, Computers and CNC-Robots. Our maker space technicians and guides will help transform your ideas into reality through fun hands-on project experiences.

The Factory is a new division of KidSenses, which is designed for youth ages 11 and up. We have launched a 1.4 million-dollar capital campaign to secure a permanent home for The Factory. While fundraising is underway, we invite you to preview The Factory at the Woodrow Jones Community Hall, located just one block south of KidSenses Children’s Museum.

View our Workshop Calendar to learn more and register to attend.


Meet the Team


Upcoming Workshops

January 22nd 10am-1pm:

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Let's Get Sudsy!

Bring in the new year with a clean start! This workshop explores the art (and science!) of soap  making. Design and create your own custom soaps that will leave your hands silky smooth!

February 5th 10am - 1pm

For the Love of Power

Fell like your phone is always dying and there is never anywhere to charge it? Problem Solved! We will teach you how to make a simple solar powered portable charger that's perfect for on the go.


February 19th 10am - 1pm


Hovering Around

Do you wish you knew more about hovercrafts? The Factory makers have you covered! We will teach you how to build your own functional hovercraft that you can race down our track!

March 5th 10am - 2pm

No Soup for You!

Nothing tastes better than a howl of hot chicken noodle soup when you aren't feeling well. Make it even better by learning how to make it all from scratch! From processing chicken to homemade noodles, you'll learn it all!


March 19th 10am - 2pm

Under Construction


Put your woodworking skills to the test for your local feathered friends! Learn to build a functional birdhouse with us while also learning how to  keep it properly insulated and waterproofed to make sure our houses are extra cozy!

April 2nd 10am - 1pm

The FACTORY Blows you Away!

There are many types of renewable energy, but this workshop will focus on how wind energy is created, stored, and used. We will also explore the efficiency of wind turbine designs by creating our own!


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