On Monday, Feb. 19 nearly 800 kids and families attended The Discovery Museum\u2019s Maker Day celebration, dedicated to making and maker culture. The event included a wide range of activities that challenge the inner inventor for kids of all ages. One of the Maker Day activities was called, \u201cMoonbase Discovery,\u201d giving kids an opportunity to create their own modules out of recycled paper based on what their perception of a moonbase looks like (For photos of the activity, click here: http:\/\/bit.ly\/2EOilN7 and here: http:\/\/bit.ly\/2ECiY91). Another activity, titled, \u201cModel of the Universe,\u201d allows children to create a model of the universe based on what they think it looks like, challenging kids to think critically about what \u2014 and how \u2014 to bring to life an image they\u2019ve imagined. Using colored paper, tissue paper, beads, markers, glitter and more, the model universe gives attendees a tangible take home and serves as a reminder of just how different the world looks when you explore from a different perspective (For photos of the activity, click here: http:\/\/bit.ly\/2EEitvl and here: http:\/\/bit.ly\/2sFhV6S). \u00a0 And, another activity titled, \u201cGeometry Station,\u201d gives kids the tools needed to create as many 3D shapes as they could imagine using pre-printed plastic geometric pagers (For photos of the activity, click here: http:\/\/bit.ly\/2ojSp1p and here: http:\/\/bit.ly\/2CxHeqZ). \u201cWe\u2019ve been members of the Discovery Museum for about a year and we come to every event we can. Evan loves the planetarium,\u201d said Nichole Bierut. \u201cHe loves learning about the stars and the planets and having an experience that can\u2019t be replicated. I came here when I was a kid and I am still \u201cwowed\u201d by it.\u201d \u201cMy children are home schooled, so I bring my them to all of the events at the Discovery Museum for hands-on learning experiences they can\u2019t get elsewhere.\u201d said Catherine Potter (Click here for a photo of Catherine and her daughter: http:\/\/bit.ly\/2oiLaXH, and here for a picture of Potter\u2019s son with a paper airplane he made: http:\/\/bit.ly\/2EG4f16). \u00a0 \u201cMy granddaughter aspires to be a scientist and engineer. She loves coming here and interacting with all of the exhibits, said Kathleen Clark. "As a teacher, I knew Maker Day would be a success because children love to be creative and the museum offers a very diverse schedule of events and activities.\u201d (Click here for a picture of Kathleen Clark, her granddaughter and her granddaughter\u2019s friend: http:\/\/bit.ly\/2HtOaJv). \u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Click here for a video of Erika Eng, the Discovery Museum\u2019s Director of Business Operations, describe Maker Day\u2019s events from the Center Gallery: http:\/\/bit.ly\/2Caw3sI. For more information about The Discovery Museum, visit http:\/\/www.discoverymuseum.org\/.