Maker Lounge

Experience a dynamic new space at PEM

The Maker Lounge is dedicated to creativity and innovation through hands-on exploration with technology, materials and ideas. It builds on PEM's tradition of bringing together new and inspiring objects from around the world and celebrating creative expression through human ingenuity.

Tackle a design challenge or tinker with all kinds of materials from circuits to cardboard saws. New programs are being developed for teens and adults including monthly 3-D printing workshops, demonstrations by visiting artists, scientists, engineers and other creatives -- including collaborators from MIT Media Lab, for example -- and cool maker programs for teens. Both energizing and relaxing, the space includes ambient music, iPads and universal phone chargers.

Stop by, hang out and let your creativity fly.

Please note: The museum is undergoing some exciting changes as it prepares for a major expansion with a new wing and reinstalled galleries (click here for more information). As part of this process, the Maker Lounge closes September 18 and reopens October 15.

The Maker Lounge is open during regular museum hours and for select special events and public programs.

The Maker Lounge is supported by BAE Systems.