Drop in every Monday for Makerspace Open Hours from 3-5pm!

Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with real tools and materials as you explore the current theme. During each 3-month-long theme Studio Inventivo will highlight different tools and materials that visitors can use.

“String Theories”

October–December, 2019
Sew, weave, knit, and knot from October through December in Studio Inventivo! Learn to tie knots, design your own shirt, build a costume, and more during our winter theme.

Studio Inventivo Open Hours

Mondays 3–5pm
Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!

Upcoming Classes

Teens & Adults Welcome
Included with admission

No registration required – Classroom capacity of 10 students.

Beginner Sewing |  Thursdays 1-2pm  | October thru December 19
Learn to sew by hand or with a sewing machine during this weekly activity. Free with admission. All ages

Pocket Party  |  November 19 & 30, December 1 & 15 |  weekdays 4-6pm, weekends 2-4pm
Does your skirt, dress, or pants need pockets? Bring an article of clothing and we can make it better with more pockets! Ages 7+

DIY Tote bags |  November 5 & 16, December 7 & 21  | weekdays 4-6pm, weekends 2-4pm
Learn the basics of sewing or improve on your skills while making your own upcycled tote bag. Ages 7+

Koozie Kreations  | December 19 |  4-6pm
Use a variety of textiles to create your very own beverage insulator.  No sewing machine experience required. Ages 7+

Laser Cut Earrings |  November 27 & December 4 |  4-6pm
Design your own wood or acrylic earrings.  Learn design basics to make earrings on our state of the art Laser cutter.  Attend two classes to get the full experience. Ages 7+

Going to be sick! 》 #Repost explora_nm • • • • • • Get some hands-on Making experience at Know and Glow. Make a simple flashlight using our laser cutter and some LEDs! Know and Glow is an 18 and over event at Explora on Friday, January 17 from 7–10pm. Tickets are on sale now! Learn more or purchase tickets on our website: https://www.explora.us/adult-night/ #HowWeExplora #AdultNightExplora #18andUp #KnowandGlow #StudioInventivo #Makerspace ...

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If you're subscribed to our newsletter, you got some information about Explora's Studio Inventivo exhibit today. We'll publish a blog with process photos and details about the new exhibit in a blog next week! #explora #albuquerquelocal #albuquerqueart #museum #interiordesign #architecture #albuquerque #newmexico #yellow #purple #wool #felt #materiality #texture #learn #science #eengineering #studioinventivo #exploramuseum ...

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Check our Special Events page and Calendar for upcoming Studio Inventivo workshops and special themes.

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Machines are available for reservation and are to be used by trained guests only.

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