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Innovation Incubator

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Innovation Incubator (I2) is Adventure Science Center’s permanent, high-tech makerspace where visitors can dream up an idea and watch it come to life! We recently moved to a brand new, bigger and better space on the first floor, right next to soundBox – come visit us!

Meet the future of makerspaces

Innovation Incubator (I2) is Adventure Science Center’s permanent, high-tech makerspace where visitors can dream up an idea and watch it come to life! We recently moved to a brand new, bigger and better space on the first floor, right next to soundBox – come visit us!

What visitors are saying about I2:

“My kids are 13 and 11 and our family has a passion for science. We have been to dozens of science museums all over the country. What makes Adventure Science Center special is the people who work there and some very unique and fun programming. My kids started taking classes at the Innovation Incubator last year. My boys have learned not only to make fun projects but the science behind them. I am so impressed with this work space and the people who work in it. We learn so much in there that we bring home and add to our homeschool!mThanks again for making my kids so happy! We are so very thankful for the programming at Adventure Science Center.”

I2 technology

Laser cutter

This tool allows the user to make precise cuts for a design from a given material using a CAD (computer-aided design) to guide it.

3D printer

This tool uses digital information from the computer to create a 3D object; this process is also known as additive manufacturing.

Vinyl cutter

This tool controls the movement of a sharp blade to cut shapes and letters from sheets of thin, self-adhesive plastic.

CoLab

Current Hours: Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm

Drop in and explore the incredible Itechnologies with our makerspace educators, included with general admission. Guests of all ages can enjoy the chance to get a taste of coding, 3D printing, circuitry, design and more!

Enjoy Free Play Fridays in the makersapce or join us on Saturday and Sunday for a makerspace educator lead activity! New activities each week.

Maker labs (Coming Soon)

3D Printed Planters
Learn about 3D printing technologies and the technology of container gardens, and design a functional flowerpot using 3D modeling software! (Ages 8 to adults, final products will be shipped after printing). Check back for upcoming classes!

Become an Action Figure!
Become the superhero you always knew you were! Explore 3D printing technologies as you learn how to 3D scan yourself using a “hacked” Kinect, and use 3D software to create an action figure avatar of yourself to 3D print. Ages 8 to adults. Check back for upcoming classes!

Suminagashi Fluid Dynamics
Traditional techniques meet cutting-edge science as we explore suminagashi! This ancient Japanese form of paper-marbling creates beautiful patterns as we harness the power of fluid mechanics, surface chemistry, and viscosity in science explorations!

Techniques for Miniatures
Gear up, adventurers, and learn basic techniques for creating and painting your own miniatures! We’ll share best practices for generating and 3D printing custom pieces, and explore hands-on practice painting some pre-printed models. Ages 8 to adults

Adult Member Maker Training: Glowforge Lasercutter
A training course for members over 18+ that teaches specific equipment safety. This course teaches you the basics of using the Glowforge Lasercutter. Check back for upcoming classes!

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