Fab Lab Class

During a BADM Fab Lab Class, children and caregivers get an in-depth, hands-on experience with the tools and technology in BADM’s unique makerspace. Using BADM’s engineering design process of “Think, Make, Try,” participants will solve creative challenges and test out new ideas. Fab Lab Classes follow two different structures to best accommodate two different age groups. Classes are offered for children ages 3-6 and their families, and for children ages 6-10, with caregiver attendance optional.

Registration for Fab Lab Class is now open!

Price and Schedule


Members: $7.95
Family Access Members: Free
Non-Members: $9.95 + Admission

To access the code to receive the Member price or the Family Access Member discount, please contact media@badm.org.

Cancellation Policy
Full refunds will be provided for cancellations made 1 week in advance. If the class needs to be cancelled due to low enrollment, participants will be notified 24 hours in advance. To cancel your reservation, please email FabLabClass@badm.org.


All classes are from 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6

Date Topic Class
Saturday, November 3 Elastic Engineering Members Only
Sunday, November 11 Elastic Engineering Open to All
Saturday, December 1 Gliders Members Only
Sunday, December 2 Gliders Open to All

Ages 6-10

Date Topic Class
Saturday, November 17 Laser Cutter: Puzzle Pieces Members Only
Sunday, November 18 Laser Cutter: Puzzle Pieces Open to All
Saturday, December 15 Sewing: Charity Bear Members Only
Sunday, December 16 Sewing: Charity Bear Open to All

November Classes

Laser Cutter: Puzzle Pieces (Ages 6-10)

In this class, children ages 6-10 will learn a unique skill through in-depth experience with a piece of Fab Lab equipment. At the end of class, they’ll take home an object they’ve created on one of the machines. Children will explore the principles of design—making a prototype, testing their ideas—before planning out their own wooden puzzle pieces and transferring them to the laser cutter. At the end of the class, children will have gained the hands-on experience to understand the basics of how this piece of equipment works.

Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult during these classes, though adults must remain on-site for the duration.

Saturday, November 17 – Members-Only Class

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Sunday, November 18 – Class Open to All

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December Classes

Gliders (Ages 3-6)

Children and caregivers will design the body and wings for their very own glider, and see their ideas brought to life using high and low-tech tools. Once the machines are assembled, it’s time to take flight! Children will test multiple variables to see how they impact the way their glider soars, and make observations each time. At the end of the class, they’ll take their creations with them so they can continue flying.

Caregivers must remain in the Fab Lab with their children for the duration of this class. One adult per two children is required.

Saturday, December 1 – Members-Only Class
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Sunday, December 2 – Class Open to All

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Sewing: Charity Bear (Ages 6-10)

Make a bear for someone in need this holiday season. Children will get hands-on practice sewing by hand and using the Fab Lab’s sewing machine during our special Charity Bear workshop. After exploring patterns, piecing, embroidery, and applique, children will apply what they’ve learned to create a bear to take home. For every bear made in class, BADM will give one to a child in need in our community.

Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult during these classes, though adults must remain on-site for the duration.

Saturday, December 15 – Members-Only Class

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Sunday, December 16 – Class Open to All

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About the Fab Lab

Fab Labs are maker spaces with digital fabrication technology such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters. Our Fab Lab is the world’s first for early learning, enabling children to intentionally build science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills through hands-on learning. Exhibit entry is free for members and included in the price of museum admission.

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