MSI will open at 11 a.m. this Sunday, due to nearby road closures. Details

july and august 2022

Fab Lab Summer Camps

Calling all young makers, tinkerers and inventors! Our Wanger Family Fab Lab week-long Summer Camp experiences are where science, art and creativity are combined with technology, innovation and fun!

  • Fab Lab Summer Camps: July–August 2022

    Week-long sessions, Mondays–Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    • July 11-15 pre-6th through pre-9th grades
    • July 18-22 pre-6th through pre-9th grades
    • July 18-22 *Girls Camp* pre-6th through pre-9th grades
    • July 25-29 pre-6th through pre-9th grades
    • August 1-5 pre-6th through pre-9th grades
    • August 1-5 *Girls Camp* pre-6th through pre-9th grades

    If an interested student is outside the age range of a preferred week, please contact us.

    • $720 camp fee includes lunches, snacks, all equipment and materials
    • After Camp (4 p.m.-5 p.m.) option is available: $100 for the week
    • MSI members receive a 10% discount
    • Utilizes the Make_X Grid and Belt Board system
    • For more information, email Patrick.McCarthy@msichicago.org
  • Camp Description

    Guided by the Wanger Family Fab Lab team, new campers will explore projects from a list of activities that build upon each other. They will have opportunities to imagine, design, fabricate and share their projects with their peers. Returning campers can re-explore these projects in more depth, or create new projects of their own design that are fueled by their imaginations.

    Working both independently and collaboratively, campers will experience a safe and welcoming environment that encourages risk-taking, determination, resilience and curiosity, helping them discover who they are and how they can change the world by developing their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Fab Lab Camp fosters a child’s creative imagination and allows them to look at themselves, each other and their world in new ways.

Scholarships for camp fees are available for students and their families who demonstrate financial need. Contact us for details.