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Creative Engineering: Ready to use your imagination to design, build, and play? Join us and become a Creative Engineer! Work with a 3-D construction kit (yours to keep at the end of the week). Design and build simple or complex models of vehicles, robots, moving creatures, and buildings. Then, use a geared motor to make them run! Use our Build Kits to create as YOU want to. Build the fun into your creations either from directions or your own imagination.

13-in-1 Solar Robot: In this workshop, we explore the basics of robotics, electricity, and solar energy using your very own 13-in-1 solar robot kit to take home at the end of the week. Learn how to build a gear, use a basic motor, and create robots with different forms and functions. Use our free build and robotics kits to create your own designs. Come join us for some robot fun!

Electrifying Fun: Learning about electronics is a snap in this hands-on workshop that uses safe, kid-friendly circuitry kits that you get to take home at the end of the workshop. Transform electrical energy into light, motion, and sound! Launch a glow-in-the-dark flying propeller into the air to see how high it can go! Build a musical doorbell, burglar alarm, or even your own radio! This is a perfect program for emerging electrical engineers, allowing plenty of time for tinkering, and discussions. Snap this up for plenty of fun!

Up, Up, & Away: This workshop explores things that are used to move through the air, like airplanes, bridges, and spaceships. Become an Engineer and use the Engineering Design Process to build your own rubber band-powered model airplane, watch it soar, and take it home! Design and build your own bridge, then join a bridge-building contest, and see which one can hold the most weight! Learn about the Engineering Design Process and how to use it with simple engineering skills about aviation and building, then use your skills to experiment with our really cool building kits. It's time to fly away with fun!

Space Robot: Mission To Mars: Let imagination take flight with this innovative, solar-powered STEAM workshop that explores Mars, our Solar System, and space travel! Mission Specialists use their very own Solar Space Fleet kit to create six different moving models that use three different interchangeable energy sources: solar energy, rechargeable battery, or battery pack. View 3-D images of the surface of Mars, make your own Rover, and fly a demo of the Ingenuity helicopter! The Space Fleet goes home with you at the end of the week. Come blast off for fun!

Giant Hydraulic Cyborg Hand: Learn about engineering, robotics, and the power of water and pressure by building your own working giant hydraulic cyborg hand. Each day builds on the prior day's work, using the Engineering Design Process to create a wearable hydraulic hand and become a temporary cyborg!

Electronics Arcade: Do you like working with electronics to build and play your own electronic games? Then this workshop is for you! Work together with electronics kits to build fun arcade games. Program a spinning light to display different sayings, and build and play a Home Run Derby game. Learn to program the circuit board to test your memory, play the card game "21", and make different funky sounds. Play with a disco ball, sirens, or even a light show!

Chemistry Creations: Become a chemist and a creator as you discover hands-on science fun! You will explore the worlds of Chemistry and Science while creating fun things to take home. Learn about matter, chemicals, and reactions; watch demonstrations and create your own experiments! Use the Scientific Method to make some science fun! Make a color changing bracelet, make and launch your own rocket, create a Sharpie tie-dye t-shirt, and write secret messages in invisible ink. Make your own flubber, and other cool projects. Take home your chemistry creations daily and wrap up the workshop by making ice cream using science.

Build-A-Thon: This workshop is all about building! Learn the basics of the Engineering Design Process by using your very own building kit to keep at the end of the week. Use our build kits to create new constructions every day - and then knock them down at the end! Learn to use basic tools safely to construct using cardboard and other materials to invent and make your own designs. Come build up some fun!

The Game-atorium: Do you like to play board, card, and dice games? Come to the Game-atorium and play group games, card games, board games, and even create and construct your own game to play and to take home with you at the end of the week. Learn new games and strategies, and compete to show off your skills. Come have some fun and games at the Game-atorium!

Instructor: Steamworks for Kids



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Up, Up, and Away 
7y - 12y N/A TuWThF  10/10/2023 - 10/13/2023
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

South Portland Community Center - Conference Room
$85.00 Res, $95.00 Non-Res
 
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Space Robot: Mission to Mars 
7y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  10/23/2023 - 10/27/2023
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

South Portland Community Center - Conference Room
$95.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
 
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Giant Hydraulic Cyborg Hand 
7y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  10/30/2023 - 11/03/2023
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

South Portland Community Center - Conference Room
$95.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
 
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Electronics Arcade 
7y - 12y N/A MTuWTh  11/06/2023 - 11/09/2023
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

South Portland Community Center - Conference Room
$85.00 Res, $95.00 Non-Res
 
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Chemistry Creations 
7y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  11/13/2023 - 11/17/2023
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

South Portland Community Center - Conference Room
$95.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
 
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Build-A-Thon 
7y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  11/27/2023 - 12/01/2023
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

South Portland Community Center - Conference Room
$95.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
 
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The Game-atorium 
7y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  12/11/2023 - 12/15/2023
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

South Portland Community Center - Conference Room
$95.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
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