This Sunday, we open at 11 a.m. due to the Chicago Half Marathon. Museum Hours

Calling all inventors! Turn your idea into an item you make in our fabrication laboratory — or Fab Lab.

Ready to try your hand at manufacturing design, technology and engineering? The Wanger Family Fab Lab is a small-scale workshop where you can dream up, design and make items from practical to whimsical using cutting-edge software and equipment.

For ages 6 and up. Children ages 6 to 12 must be with a Fab Lab-ticketed chaperone (18 or older).

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More about the experience
3D printing and more

Fabricating fun

Bring in a design idea or just see what inspiration strikes you—then create it with the cutting-edge software and equipment in our Fab Lab. Don't know the first thing about fabricating? Our staff will have you underway in no time.

Capacity is limited; advance tickets are recommended. Times are subject to change.

Dream It, Design It, Fab It!

Available sessions

3D Printing

Explore the latest in printing technology and take home a custom 3D object! 60 minutes. Maximum capacity: 15.

Laser Cutting

Create your own design on our software, then fabricate it on our laser cutters. 60 minutes. Maximum capacity: 15.

Available sessions and times may vary.

See online ticketing for your visit date or inquire at the Museum.

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