Edit ModuleShow Tags

Celebrate Makers Day at Local NJ Spots Near You!

Visit libraries, schools and more to take part in these STEM-based activities with your little one


Published:

Photo courtesy of Johnson Public Library
 

Is your kiddo always building, tinkering or creating? Consider their STEAM wishes granted. On March 24-25, your crew can head to various libraries, schools, museums and more around the state to participate in various interactive demos and activities. Last year, Makers Day brought in more than 40,000 people at 230+ sites around NJ, so this year is bound to be just as big...if not bigger!

Here's what some NJ libraries are doing this weekend to celebrate. 

Head to any of 10 library branches in Somerset County to learn how to publish an e-book, drop by the Family Makers Fair, create your own LED pop-up cards and engage in a robotics workshop.

The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Morris County’s Madison is celebrating, too, hosting a range of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. She’ll be able to make a wooden tool kit, learn about basic machines and tour the museum for a history of trade and tech.

Make the trip to Hackettstown’s Warren County Library, Johnson Public Library in Hackensack or Old Bridge Public Library to build LEGO structures, play with a 3D printer, make food creations and more.

Refer to the New Jersey Family calendar or your local library’s website for more Makers Day fun, or just head straight to the NJ Makers Day website.

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Free Things to Do in NJ in August with Kids

Have fun with the family without taking out your wallet. Check out these free activities around the state.

Best NJ Places to Take Preschoolers in August

Can you believe it’s almost August? But summer fun isn’t over—not by a long shot. We’ve found some perfect things for you to do in NJ this month with your 2-to-5 crew. Don't miss these great picks for places to take your preschoolers.

Time Out: Things to Do Without the Kids in August

Looking for a night out without the kids? Call a babysitter and enjoy these NJ activities this August.

Take the Kids! Can’t-Miss Exhibits in August

Want to keep the kids’ brains working over the summer? Don’t miss these educational (and fun!) exhibitions in and around NJ.

New Jersey Family's Ultimate Bucket List - Outdoor Faves

We asked YOU to tell us your favorite things to do in and around NJ. From awesome attractions and restaurants to the best beaches and vacay spots, you’ll want to put every one of these winners on your list!