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Bay Area Discovery Museum's Awesome New Fab Lab Opens on May 14

May 12, 2016
By Daniel Fleissig

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!