Facilitated Workshops

Solar Structures

Wednesday – Monday
10:30am + 2:30pm

Open Making daily at 10am + 1pm.
*Workshops have limited capacity and are first-come, first-serve.

The Museum's makerspace

The Rosso Family Foundation Innovators LAB is our collaborative makerspace where we work with local artists and experts from various fields to create a design challenge to nurture creativity, problem solving, skill building and learning.

What sets the Innovators LAB apart from other makerspaces is the inclusion of resident professionals which include artists, architects, engineers and others. These resident professionals develop design challenges alongside our Creative Team to provide open-ended, skill-building projects that explore real world issues. The Innovators LAB targets families with children ages 6-13 and provides opportunities to experiment with a variety of ideas, materials and hands-on techniques.

November Workshops are supported by Solar Turbines

Solar Turbines has been an industry leader and innovator in San Diego for over 95 years. Serving at the forefront of the global energy transition, Solar provides sustainable energy solutions that power hospitals, universities, government facilities and businesses around the world. Using best-in-class expertise in engineering and advanced manufacturing, Solar has a reputation for creating high-quality products and services. 

current workshops

Solar Structures

Wed-Mon (Nov. 2-28)
10:30am + 2:30pm

Build a structure made of popsicle sticks with a solar panel to power a fan! Use creative problem-solving skills and learn about harnessing solar energy.

This workshop is supported by Solar Turbines.

Open Making

9-10am + 1-2pm

Think, play and create with us! Discover your own making experience and bring ideas to life using a range of art materials, textiles, tools and more.

Virtual Design Challenges

Experience open making at home and create a unique piece of artwork using everyday household items listed in each design challenge. Click here to view design challenge videos.