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“MakerSpace” to open in Collin County June 11

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SCI-TECH DISCOVERY CENTER OPENS THE DOORS TO MAKERSPACE PRESENTED BY RAYTHEON ON SATURDAY, JUNE 11 

A MINI MAKER FAIRE WEEKEND OF INVENTIONS, CREATIVITY AND CELEBRATION  KICKS-OFF ARRIVAL OF THE MAKER MOVEMENT IN FRISCO

FRISCO, TEXAS (May 23, 2016) – The MakerSpace presented by Raytheon at Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco will give tinkerers, inventors, hobbyists and budding engineers access to programs, technology and tools to test, prototype, demonstrate and build almost anything they can imagine. Open to the community and groups of all ages, the MakerSpace opens to the public on Saturday, June 11, 2016, with an official ceremony at 11 a.m. The benefits of the relatively new MakerSpace phenomenon for DIY projects in design, engineering, fabrication and education for Collin County is made possible in part with a generous $50,000 donation from Raytheon Company.

“This MakerSpace provides a community anchor for a hands-on, high-tech, math and science experience that will reach schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, veterans and the general public,” said Trudy Sullivan, vice president, Communication & Public Affairs at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. “It helps take learning from abstract to tangible and offers a great reward for current and future engineers.”

To celebrate the grand opening, tours of the MakerSpace will be hosted along with scheduled workshops that are open to a variety of age groups. The MakerSpace will be free with the price of regular Sci-Tech admission from June 13 – fall 2016.

Sci-Tech also will host its second annual Frisco Mini Maker Faire throughout the weekend with a family-friendly showcase of inventions, creativity and resourcefulness. During this unique festival of innovation, Makers of all kinds will demonstrate and share their skills, creations and expertise with local families and enthusiasts.

Saturday will focus on the technological aspects of the Maker movement, such as stop-motion animation and quadcopter robotics. Sunday will focus on jewelry making, sewing and more artistic making opportunities. Each day, the specialty Faire programming will be included with Sci-Tech admission.

For directions or additional information on the Faire and Sci-Tech’s summer camps, birthday party reservations, memberships and educational programs, visitwww.mindstretchingfun.org.

 

WHERE:  Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034

972-546-3050 Mindstretchingfun.org

 

WHEN:   June 11                 10 a.m. – 6 p.m

June 11                 11 a.m. (MakerSpace Opening Ceremony)

June 12                 Noon – 6 p.m.

 

ADMISSION:                     Maker Faire:

Sci-Tech members                                            $5.00

General Admission (3-64)                                $10.00

Seniors (65+)                                                      $8.00

Military (ID required)                                       $8.00

Teachers (ID required)                                     $8.00

Raytheon employees and their families       $7.00

Groups*                                                              $7.00

Children 3 and under are free.

 

Admission to the MakerSpace will be free with the price of regular Sci-Tech admission from June 13 – fall 2016:

General Admission (3-64)                             $8.00

Seniors (65+)                                                 $6.50

Military (ID required)                                     $6.50

Teachers (ID required)                                   $6.50

Groups*                                                            $7.00

Children 3 and under are free.

 

*Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more if arranged in advance.

Visit the group reservation page at mindstretchingfun.org or call at 972.546.3050 x106.

 

ABOUT SCI-TECH DISCOVERY CENTER

Responding to a community demand for a cultural and educational destination, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Inc. (“Sci-Tech”) was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2004 as a multi-year initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, formerly known as the Junior League of Plano. Since then Sci-Tech has found a permanent home in Collin County at the Frisco Discovery Center and offers hands-on exhibits to the next generation of engineers, scientists, educators and innovators. Sci-Tech provides dynamic education experiences to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, math and technology. For more information about Sci-Tech Discovery Center, call 972.546.3050 or visit www.mindstretchingfun.org. Join the conversation online by using #SciTechDC.

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