Make Space

What is a Make Space? It’s a place where you can think with your hands. Cool, right? Children’s Museum of Illinois’ Make Space is a hands-on learning experience open to children ages 2+. The Make Space is an educational immersive exhibit which requires a Museum Educator to be present in the space children are encouraged to tinker, design, create and MAKE. All activities are designed with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) focus.

Maker Mondays
Maker Mondays are an opportunity for students in the 4th-6th grades to explore the Children’s Museum of Illinois’ Make Space with their entire class! Visit here for more info, call us at 217-423-5437, or email Sue at for more details. 

STEAM Saturdays 
Do you like to tinker and build? Join us in the Make Space to learn about careers in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) world and create a project centered around that career. Our guest speakers are local engineers, scientists, and artists that will educate and inspire young makers ages 8+. Check back to learn about specific topics and guest speakers!

Interested in volunteering for STEAM Saturdays? Fill out this form

Visit our calendar for all upcoming events and prices.

Want to learn more or have questions? Call us at 217-423-5437 or email our Make Space Coordinator, Sue at

In 2015, Children’s Museum of Illinois partnered with the Center for Entrepreneurship at Millikin University to staff and equip an interactive exhibit on the second floor, the Make Space.  Featuring tools, a complete littleBits library, and a fellow from Millikin, the Museum has been able to bring STEAM based activities to students aged 13 and younger in Central Illinois.