The Makery@Kidzu is Chapel Hill's makerspace for kids of all ages. Part of the Kidzu Children's Museum, the Makery@Kidzu is dedicated to learning through play, as part of the Maker Education Initiative. Hands-on activities encourage visitors to experiment, ask questions, and discover new challenges. Brainstorm and sketch ideas at the Design Depot, work with real tools at the Workbenches, or explore one of several weekly programs. Your neighborhood makerspace is a place to unlock your inner Maker, design something new, and build something amazing for display in the Makery@Kidzu. It all begins with the question: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY??
INSIDE THE MAKERY@KIDZU
The Art Bar
Get your creative juices flowing at The Art Bar. Here you can find arts & crafts of all varieties, sure to stimulate your imagination.
Be as inventive as you can!
The Tinker Table
Take learning into your own hands at the Tinker Table by exploring different mediums, including taking apart old machines to see their inner workings, building sound boards with electrical paint, or experimenting with sewing and weaving.
The Design Depot
Bring the wonders of your imagination into reality at the Design Depot. Plan your ideas, sketch them out, or build a 3-D model. Use real design tools and materials to start your journey into making.
We've filled our Scrapyard with inspiring materials; it's up to you to decide how you will use them! You can discover a new way to use these materials to make something great for display around the Makery@Kidzu.
Use real hammers, screwdrivers, levels and more. Our new and improved Workbenches feature five stages with custom activities for each learner group. Little ones can practice simple building skills on our Nuts-n-Bolts board, while older visitors can try their hand at real wood and nails for more advanced projects.