The MakerSpace is an environment in which the educational goals of Independence Seaport Museum are explored in a fun, creative, and modern way. Equipped with 3D printers, a CNC router, a laser cutter, and laser engravers, the MakerSpace is a technological destination where STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) thrives. Access to this technology and equipment on-site allows the Museum to offer more engineering and design-focused programming for the community. 

Located at the main entrance of the Museum, the MakerSpace is surely not to be missed. Please drop in and speak with our STEAM Educator to find out more about the equipment, see more of the neat things we've been making, or just take a break in our reading nook. 

Current Programs in the MakerSpace 

  • This summer, Seaport Summer Campers enjoy a themed lesson and activity in the MakerSpace every Friday morning. During this time, they get to learn about the equipment and create different projects every week with components printed, cut, or engraved using the various machines in the space. From 3D-printed LED flashlights to laser-cut spirographs, these projects are great introductions to engineering and design technology. 
  • This fall, freshman girls in our EAGLE STEM Mentorship Program will meet in the MakerSpace once a week to work on their project for the SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Competition. Tasked with building an underwater ROV, our EAGLE students will learn skills in electrical engineering, including measuring and cutting pipe, soldering and circuitry, wiring, tool safety, and the engineering design spiral. 

If you'd like to know more about the MakerSpace or its programs, please reach out to our STEAM Educator, Joy O. Ude at 215-431-8664 or