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

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    Willard Whitson

    Executive Director

    Willard is an accomplished artist, with a diverse history in museums including exhibit design. He leads our fundraising efforts to build The Factory. Reach out to Willard to see how you can help!

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    Mandi Williams

    Deputy Director

    Mandi leads programming development and experiences initiatives for The Factory. She is also a hobbyist and tinkerer who enjoys asking questions, and learning how things work.

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    Scout Dominski

    Maker Space Guide

    Scout enjoys working outside and has an exciting interest in cars. He is our helping hand around the office and is always willing to do whatever asked.


Upcoming Workshops

May 16, 9:00 AM
KidSenses Children's INTERACTIVE Museum

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