• Evening Workshops

    Want to dive deeply into specific topics? Join us for an Evening Workshop! Explore a variety of science concepts through hands-on activities, interactive demos, and experiments in a small group setting. Topics vary from stop-motion animation to computer programming to engineering – there’s sure to be something that piques your interest!

GameStart Workshop Information:

  • Registration begins September 29th for Museum members and October 1st for non-members.
  • These workshops fill up fast!  Each workshop is limited to 20 children. 
  • Registration is online only; no registrations will be accepted over the phone.
  • Click the link at the end of each description below to register!

Cost:

  • $20 per child for Museum members.  Please enter your member number (located on your membership card) during checkout to get the member price.  Not a member?  Click here to join today!
  • $25 per child for non-members

Have any questions?  Call us at (734)995-5439 or fill out our Contact Us form.

Evening Workshops

Minecraft Redstone: Music - October 9, 2014 from 5:45-6:45pm

All the tools needed to create musical works exist within the Minecraft game. Students will unleash the power of Redstone to "build" their own songs in Minecraft! Note Blocks have a lot to teach us about different types of instrument and about the musical scale. Redstone's levers and signals, on the other hand, closely resemble electrical engineering. Come join GameStart instructors for a 3D audio engineering jam session.

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum. 

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Minecraft Programming - October 9, 2014 from 7:00-8:00pm

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language! Begin with the basics and work your way up to our advanced challenges. As this is one of our deepest curriculums, repeat students are encouraged.

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

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Minecraft Redstone: Transit - October 16, 2014 from 5:45-6:45pm

Get your first taste of programming with a visual approach! The software developers at GameStart have created a programming environment for our youngest Minecrafters. The Redstone material found in Minecraft behaves like an electric conduit, allowing players to rig up levers, buttons, and pressure plates. Learn how to create contraptions of increasing complexity, craft clever traps, and speedy transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

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Minecraft Programming - October 16, 2014 from 7:00-8:00pm

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language! Begin with the basics and work your way up to our advanced challenges. As this is one of our deepest curriculums, repeat students are encouraged.

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

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Minecraft Blockly - October 23, 2014 from 5:45-6:45pm

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language in an easy to code format! Using puzzle pieces containing code, you will begin with the basics and work your way up to our advanced challenges. As this is one of our deepest curriculums, repeat students are encouraged.

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

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Minecraft Modding: Create Your Own Food - October 23, 2014 from 7:00-8:00pm

Tiny chefs can whip up new treats to eat in Minecraft! Modders will use Pixlr to create a unique look for their food items, after which they'll use Eclipse to modify the Minecraft code and change how their food works! And don't forget, no cooking experience would be complete without recipes: students will learn about Minecraft crafting recipes, and will decide how players can craft the new dish they mod in. Will the modded morsels be delicious? Nutritious? Convenient and portable? Or even poisonous or explosive? It's up to our student modders!

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

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Minecraft AI - November 6, 2014 from 7:00-8:00pm

How to train your creeper. Adjust values and behaviors for “mobs” in the game of Minecraft to your liking. You will learn to make the entities of Minecraft act the way you want!

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

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Minecraft Website Creation - November 6, 2014 from 5:45-6:45pm

Create a visually appealing website based on your interests in Minecraft! Here you will incorporate and share your own built structures using the website creation interface called Weebly. Share your best buildings and stories over the web with your friends. 

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.  

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Minecraft Blockly - November 13, 2014 from 5:45-6:45pm

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language in an easy to code format! Using puzzle pieces containing code, you will begin with the basics and work your way up to our advanced challenges. As this is one of our deepest curriculums, repeat students are encouraged.

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

Not a member? Click here to join today!

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Minecraft Website Creation - November 13, 2014 from 7:00-8:00pm

Create a visually appealing website based on your interests in Minecraft! Here you will incorporate and share your own built structures using the website creation interface called Weebly. Share your best buildings and stories over the web with your friends.

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

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Minecraft Redstone: Circuits - December 4, 2014 from 5:45-6:45pm

Get your first taste of programming with a visual approach! The software developers at GameStart have created a programming environment for our youngest Minecrafters. The Redstone material found in Minecraft behaves like an electric conduit, allowing players to rig up levers, buttons, and pressure plates. Learn how to create contraptions of increasing complexity, craft clever traps, and speedy transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

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Minecraft CAD Architecture - December 4, 2014 from 7:00-8:00pm

Learn to interpret schematics for famous structures and recreate them yourself in your favorite game. You will be given the blueprints for various structures and recreating them in your own world.

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

Not a member? Click here to join today!

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Minecraft Programming - December 11, 2014 from 5:45-6:45pm

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language! Begin with the basics and work your way up to our advanced challenges. As this is one of our deepest curriculums, repeat students are encouraged.

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

Not a member? Click here to join today!

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Minecraft Modding: Create Your Own Block Type - December 11, 2014 from 7:00-8:00pm

Discover the Java programming language as you learn how Minecraft Mods are created! Add your own special material to Minecraft that occurs naturally, can be crafted into tools, and has its own unique appearance and behavior!

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Sept 29th for Museum Members and Oct 1st for non-members.

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Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 5
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