Facilitated Workshops

Scribble Bots

Mon + Wed-Sun
10:30am + 2:30pm

Create your own Scribble Bot!

Workshop is first come, first serve

Workshop availability subject to change. Please check our calendar for updates. 

The Museum's makerspace

The Rosso Family Foundation Innovators LAB is our collaborative makerspace where we work with local artists and experts from various fields to create a design challenge to nurture creativity, problem solving, skill building and learning.

What sets the Innovators LAB apart from other makerspaces is the inclusion of resident professionals which include artists, architects, engineers and others. These resident professionals develop design challenges alongside our Creative Team to provide open-ended, skill-building projects that explore real world issues. The Innovators LAB targets families with children ages 6-13 and provides opportunities to experiment with a variety of ideas, materials and hands-on techniques.


current workshops

Scribble Bots (6+)

Mon + Wed-Sun
Morning Signup: 9-10am
Morning Workshop: 10:30am
Afternoon Signup: 1-2pm
Afternoon Workshop 2:30pm

Build your very own Scribble Bot! Combining STEM and art, a scribble bot is a little robot that colors on its own. Using building materials like cardboard and hot glue, guests will build the base of their machine and add the provided batteries and motor to watch it make a unique drawing. It’s a fun way to learn the basics of a simple circuit while creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art!

Open Making

Mon + Wed-Sun
9am + 1pm

Think, play and create with us! Discover your own making experience and bring ideas to life using a range of art materials, textiles, tools and more.

Virtual Design Challenges

Experience open making at home and create a unique piece of artwork using everyday household items listed in each design challenge. Click here to view design challenge videos.


5 North Reduced Lanes Due to Construction this Weekend

Northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane through downtown San Diego from Friday 9/29 to Monday 10/2. Motorists are encouraged to use the Northbound 15. We are also accessible via the Trolley Green Line at the Convention Center stop.

Please plan accordingly!