Afterschool Programs

SPRING MAKE SERIES

The afterschool make series allows students to design, prototype, innovate and create through a series of themed workshops.

From learning the art of digital fabrication to understanding the powers of circuits, the series provides experiential learning experiences that focuses on creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

EACH MAKE SERIES INCLUDES 4 SESSIONS, WHICH MEET WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 4:00 - 6:00 PM AT THE EDUCATION STUDIO

GRADES: 6 - 8

COST: $100 Members | $125 Non-Members

Health and Safety

We have implemented health and safety procedures and protocols as it relates to COVID-19. These protocols primarily fall into the categories of intensified cleaning, health and hygiene best practices and social distancing efforts. Our full Health & Safety plan can be found here.

FAQs

  • How do I register? When is the last day to register?

    You can register your student online or by contacting Guest Sales at 704.372.6261 x300. Registration must be completed the Friday prior to the start of Afterschool series.

  • What safety protocols will be in place?

    Social distancing, cleaning, and hygiene protocols will be implemented in accordance with the CDC guidelines.

  • What time is drop off and pick up? Location?

    The Afterschool Make Series will take place at the Discovery Place Education Studio which is adjacent to Discovery Place Science. The entrance to Discovery Place Education Studio is on Poplar Street between 6th and 7th Streets. Parents will drop off students in front of the building. There will be signage to indicate the exact location. Drop off will start at 3:30 PM. Pick up is at 6:00 PM

    Students can be picked up beginning 15 minutes prior to the scheduled end of session at the same location as drop-off.

    • Picking up a student will be a contactless process. Parents/Guardians will not be required to sign out their students. A pass will be provided to registrants that must be displayed in their vehicle at the time of pick-up.
    • Any need for an early pick-up must be arranged in advance and can be done so by contacting afterschool management.
  • What is the cancellation policy?

    Our goal is to provide a safe, educational experience in which families can feel comfortable sending their children. We are working to share as much information as possible with all registrants so they can be well informed when making their decisions. Registrants will be fully refunded if cancellation is made within seven days of the start of the afterschool make series. There are no refunds for cancellations made within seven days of the start of the Camp. For additional questions, please call 704.372.6261 x300 or KSinclair@discoveryplace.org

  • What if my child misses one of the sessions?

    Missed sessions cannot be made up.

Meet The Educator

Get to know Lotticia Shefferson who leads the MAKE Afterschool Programs