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Is your kiddo always building, tinkering or creating? Consider their STEAM wishes granted. From March 20-21, 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 83,000 people at 300+ 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 learn how to code with Python, drop by the DIY slime workshop, create your own pillows for pets and engage in a robotics demo.

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 design, build and experiment a catapult using physics. Registration recommended.

Make the trip to Johnson Public Library in Hackensack or the Glen Rock Public Library for stem-related crafts, activities and more. Hit the North Bergen Free Public Library to learn about recycling, reuse and upcycling, plus how to help the community go green.

On March 21, head to the State Museum to meet makers, try tools and find inspiration. Kids can learn about carving duck decoys and check out Cricut cutting machines, mobiles, sculptures, recycled materials and more.

If you’re near the Piscataway Library on March 21, stop by for a chemistry show and explorations in block printing, robotics, neuroscience, coding 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.