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

September 11th 10am-1pm:


TikTok Food Challenge

Do you like TikTok? Do you like food? I know we do! Explore the science of your tastebuds with some of TikTok's Coolest (and weirdest!) food trends of 2021like the "snickle" and Cheetos mac and cheese!

October 9th 10am-1pm:

Illuminating Halloween Bags

Trick or treat! It's that time of year again: the time for ghouls and free candy! Learn how to solder as we design and build our own multicolor, light up treat bags!

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October 23rd 10am-1pm:


Spooky, Scary Tumblers!

It's spooky season! Come on an adventure down Horror Lane with us as we design and create our own scary movie themed snow globe style tumblers!

November 20th 10am-2pm:

Delectable Desserts

Let's get baking! Discover the science behind desserts as we prepare delicious dished like apple crisp and strawberry pretzel salad. Surprise your family with your new skills at your next holiday gathering!


December 11th 10am-3pm

A Fun Factory Christmas


Have a Holly Jolly good time as we wear "ugly" sweaters and spend a day making treats and gifts for the holiday season! After this celebration, you can snuggle up with your hot cocoa bombs and gift a friend your lighted holiday card. Prizes will be awarded for the "ugliest" sweater worn!

January 8th 10am-1pm

Gravity Falls

Were you unable to send out a holiday gift or two because they were "too fragile" for the mail? No problem! Design and build a gift box that can safely carry an egg (and hopefully your gift!) through the shipping process to its final destination!

Scholarship Application coming soon

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