Our friends at Bay Area Discovery Museum are launching their Fab Lab exhibit this weekend, and we're very excited to see it becoming a reality. While schools and institutions all over the place are adding Maker spaces and Maker tools to their programs, BADM's Fab Lab is unique in that it focuses on early childhood; it is, in fact, the world's first such lab targeted at very young children.
The goal of the program is to get children interested in STEM topics from a very young age, with the hope that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math will all seem like completely commonplace topics to these children throughout their lives. It's a highly worthwhile aim, and we're excited to help BADM with this undertaking.
BADM's CEO Karen Flynn will preside over a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 AM, and the Fab Lab will be open from that point until 5:00 that afternoon. But before 10:00, kids have an opportunity to help open the lab:
Kids will be invited to help open the Fab Lab doors by solving a code. Between 9 -10 a.m., young visitors will receive a wooden key with a special code on it, and instructed to go to the Fab Lab doors at 10 a.m. to help solve the code to open the Fab Lab.
It's going to be a really fun day, and we hope to see you and your child there!