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CREATE Makerspace



CREATE at Arizona Science Center® is where science, design and engineering collide! Inspired by the productivity of an inventor’s workshop, the creativity of an art studio and the experimentation of a lab, CREATE is a 6,500 square-foot community hub for turning dreams into reality.

At CREATE, people of all ages can share ideas, collaborate on projects and learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through making. By using state-of-the-art, computer-controlled equipment and traditional crafting tools, Makers will have the chance to cut, saw, code, hammer, sew, paint, solder and much more!

Most CREATE offerings are included FREE with your Arizona Science Center Membership or with general admission. Additional ticketed experiences are available to allow Makers to dive deeper in their creative journey!

Hours and Operations

CREATE is open during the following times:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last Entry at 2:45 p.m.)
Sunday & Monday: Closed

What can you do at CREATE?

Bad Art Night

October 25 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Groups of Any Size: $50 | Individuals: $25

Makers of all ages and backgrounds are invited to connect at an evening full of amazingly atrocious art. Straight lines, complimentary colors and perfect proportions aren’t welcome—just bring your lack of talent, an abundance of absurdity and your sense of humor.

All supplies will be provided—simply show up and come CREATE!


Under The Hood,
Engineered By Subaru


Ever wondered what goes on under the hood of your car? Discover the world of automotive science with Under the Hood, Engineered by Subaru! Explore the mechanics of an engine, learn how vehicles are designed and assembled, engineer the fastest car possible to test your skills on the track, and more.

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Mini Maker Experiences

Ages 8+
Tuesday – Saturday
Drop-In Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Whether you're a seasoned creator looking for a challenge, a curious mind wanting to explore a new creative skill or you're just beginning your journey in the world of making, CREATE at Arizona Science Center® has a Mini Maker Experience for you! Drop in at CREATE to enjoy a hands-on experience at any level you choose, and leave with a brand new creation unique to you.

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Skill Studio

Woodworking 101 | 3D Printing | Laser Cutting

CREATE at Arizona Science Center®'s Skill Studio Workshops explore beginner woodworking, laser cutting, 3D printing and sewing. Through one-hour sessions, the experts at CREATE will guide Makers through the creation process of a take-home keepsake, safety best practices, and tips and tricks.

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Homeschool Workshops

Woodworking 101 | 3D Printing | Laser Cutting

CREATE at Arizona Science Center®'s Homeschool Workshops explore beginner woodworking, laser cutting and 3D printing, connecting the arts back to Arizona State Science Standards. Through two-hour sessions, the experts at CREATE will guide homeschoolers through the creation process of a take-home keepsake, safety best practices, and tips and tricks.


Creator Courses

Intro to ShopBot | Wood Shop

CREATE at Arizona Science Center®'s Creator Courses offer the space for Makers to expand on their creative passions. The Makerspace currently offers two courses: Intro to ShopBot CNC and Wood Shop. Both courses walk Makers through the process of using a ShopBot CNC Router and woodworking through longer sessions.

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Wednesday - Saturday | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Using the tools, machines and materials already available at CREATE, aspiring artists, handiwork enthusiasts and curious creatives will have the freedom to build on our 3D printers, etch designs with our laser cutters, woodwork using our tools and machinery, and sew up stylish creations.

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Exhibition Guides

Extend your experience with our comprehensive Exhibition Guides. Designed to enrich your visit, our guides include parent guides and activity guides, offering insightful information and engaging activities to deepen your understanding and enjoyment Arizona Science Center.


CREATE Adult Team Building Offerings

Looking to CREATE a unique team bond? CREATE offers innovative Team Building exercises to level up your team’s productivity and teamwork back at the office! Each hands-on activity ignites connections, communication, engagement and creativity. 


Sponsorship & Donations

Interested in donating time or materials? Contact CREATE@azscience.org

For information about CREATE sponsorship or naming opportunities, please contact development@azscience.org.

Media Inquiries

Kristina Celik | Senior Vice President, Marketing

The following generous community supporters help to make CREATE at Arizona Science Center® and CREATE programming possible: