Skill Builder Workshops

Join us Sundays in the workshop for a new one day program for aspiring makers and inventors. Practice and improve your maker skills while working on a one day project. Each week we will have a challenge, carpentry, coding, or circuit project kit for you to build and take home. 

Most Sundays from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Upcoming Workshops for Fall 2017


Marble Machine Kit
Build a 2’ x 2’ wooden marble run frame and track.  We will provide the materials for frame, base, track, and dowels. Learn how to read a blueprint, practice using hand and electric saws. 

Recommended for ages 10 and up. (great family project!)


This 1 day, 3 hour workshop will be held on:

October 15th, November 12th, December 10th


Soldering Kit 
Learn how to solder by assembling a circuit board. Learn about circuit components, reading a circuit diagram, and practice the art of soldering electronic components to a circuit board.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.


This 1 day, 3 hour workshop will be held on:

October 22nd, November 19th, December 17th


Programming Neopixel Kit
Learn the basics of programming by learning to color a ring of lights you can make any color, program interesting patterns, and create your own custom light show.

Recommended for ages 10 and up. (great team project!)


This 1 day, 3 hour workshop will be held on:

October 1st, November 26th


Challenge Activity Bing Bang Boing

Bing, Bang, Boing Game Kit 

 Build your own musical trampoline marble game. Cut the tubes to different lengths, glue dowels together to build ramps.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. 


This 1 day, 3 hour workshop will be held on:

October 8th, November 5th, December 3rd





Youth ages 8-15+, and families

Each kit has a recommended minimum age, that is the youngest age students may attend a workshop on their own. Younger students participate when accompanied by a parent with instructor approval. 

Adults do not need to be accompanied by a child in order to make something awesome in our workshop.


This fee covers one kit of materials and 3 hours of instruction / build time in our workshop.
Kits can be completed by individuals or in teams of up to two people.

Payment Options:



Single kit



3x kits



6x kits





Call ahead to reserve your spot, pay on the day at The Bakken’s Visitor Services Desk.

Members are eligible for a 10% discount with a Household Membership