Important Update: Youth Programming at Gizmo
As many of you know, Gizmo was forced to close this summer while we resolved issues with our certificate of occupancy. On August 3, we were able to reopen our space for visitors 18 years and older. We are continuing to work with state officials to gain occupancy for those under 18, however at this time, we are still not able to serve minors* in the makerspace.
Despite these setbacks, and with the help of our partners at NIC and KTEC, we were able to hold all of our summer camps at alternative locations without compromising program quality. A similar plan is now in the works for the Fall. Beginning in October 2023, Gizmo will be offering the same high-quality, hands-on youth classes you have come to expect at partner locations throughout the community. Sign-up information will be posted on our website and social media in the coming weeks -- stay tuned to see where your favorite Gizmo programs will be happening this fall.
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*Blacksmithing classes for minors will continue outdoors in the Hedlund Parking lot. See the Blacksmithing page for details.
Year-round, Gizmo offers a wide array of programs designed to help children as young as four grow in creative confidence, develop engineering and problem solving skills, and get hands-on with the same tools our adult members use. Youth who participate in our classes and programs gain new knowledge through making, about science, mathematics, technology, art & more. As they do so, they also develop respect -- for each other, for the space and the tools within it, and for the amazing abilities they didn't know they had.