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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

Meet the Team


Upcoming Workshops

Fall 2022 Schedule



9/10/22 10am - 1pm

Nature Bots, ROLL OUT! Explore the

splendors of nature while examining the

mechanics of robots in this hands-on

 workshop! Participants will combine the smooth, aluminum bodies of motors and batteries with the textured, irregular

components of nature to create Nature Bots!

Fantastic Fossils

9/24/22 10am - 1pm

We are all fossils in the making! The older the better with this hands on fossil

exploration workshop! Become a

paleontologist for the day and participate in a plethora of Paleozoic pastimes, including fossil digs, fossil identification, and fossil art !


Pumpkin Palooza!

10/8/22 10am - 1pm

Get Ready, Get Set, Gourd! Explore the

engineering design process with a peculiar pumpkin twist. Participants will create

different devices designed to launch, lift and even levitate the perfect pumpkin-participant.

Creepy Candy Creations

10/22/22 10am - 1pm

Trick or Treat! It’s that time of year again: the time for ghouls and free candy! Learn how create your own Halloween themed candy crafts! This one is not for the faint of heart.  

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Giving Thanks for STEAM

11/12/22 10am - 1pm

Let’s get making! Discover the science

behind Thanksgiving as we prepare to give thanks with delectable dishes with a STEAM twist. Surprise your family and friends with your new skills at your next holiday


Fall into the New Year

12/31/22 10am - 1pm

Welcome 2023 with your very own Ball Drop! During this workshop, you will design, build and drop your own version the Times Square Ball. The more lights the better! Let’s have a ball of a good time!


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