@2019 Active Learners IA 

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Our programs are supported by Iowa’s STEM Initiative and our community partnerships. To learn more about Iowa's STEM hub and how it benefits your student visit:  http://se.iowastem.org 

A special THANK YOU to ALL of our community partners who strive to bring quality STEM programs to our community!

Kirkwood Regional Center Coralville, Iowa 

 Pop-up Makerspace

Welcome to our Makerspace!

For the last ten years we have been providing high quality place based educational excursions and classes in the corridor area. 

This year we are pleased to offer our Pop-Up Makerspaces in a variety of locations!

Pop-Up Makerspace

Our Makerspace is founded on something quite simple: experimental play!

Kids in our maker programs learn from play with hands-on activities in the STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art & Math) fields. Our makers take things apart, question, solve problems, create and design all while learning basic processes & skills along the way. 

What's in a Makerspace?

Our Makerspaces are rich with possibilities!

Each Maker program we plan five to six STEAM based activities. In addition to our planned activities we also provide materials for free play exploration. The choices are endless - chemistry, soft circuitry, robotics, coding, painting, jewelry making, soldering and more!

Our Makerspaces introduce new skills and allow makers to filter projects based on their own interest and abilities. Plus, it is a great time to socialize and meet new friends!

We are very excited you have considered us to be a part of your learning adventure and look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions you may send me an email at Info@ActiveLearnersIA.com. 


See you soon!

Makerspace Fall Classes & Events

Science Lab: Spooky Science

Friday, October 5th 2018

Are you ready for our Spooky, Scary Science Lab! (Que evil scientist laugh) Well, grab those lab coats and join us on the STEM Farm for fun, hands-on science experiments and edible art crafts. As always we will have the Maker Garage set up with all the exciting STEM activities and plenty of Halloween themed fun. 

Weather & project appropriate clothing is a must! (We get messy!)

Class Price


Science Lab:

Spook-tacular SLIME!

Monday, October 8th 2018

Our Maker Garage will be turned into a SLIME-TASTICALLY, Spooky Lab! Equipped with a "Slime-Bar" students will make and name their slime inventions! Will yours be Pumpkin Slime? Ghoulish Green or maybe Fairy Dust; students will choose from a wide variety of Halloween themed crafting accessories to make their own perfect slime! 

Our Maker Garage will be set up with plenty of other hands-on activities such as Art, Makey, Makey, Virtual Reality Games, Engineering Centers - LEGOs galore and our students will be sure to get many "brain-breaks" with gross motor fun!

Class Price


Fall Fest

Friday, November 16th 2018

Fall is an amazing time of the year and what better way to celebrate the fall season than with warm apple cider, crisp fall walks and an afternoon of games, DIY fall snacks, nature-based art creations and fun Thanksgiving crafts.

All about art and nature this class is sure to please all students with a fun balance of active play and creating. Students will also have access to our STEM activity centers. 

Weather appropriate clothing is a must! 

Class Price



Johnson County STEM FEST 

The Johnson County STEM Festival 

October 10, 2018  

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa.  

The goal of the festival is to nurture interests of children and families in the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

Organized like a street festival or county fair, visitors stroll from activity to activity at their leisure.


This awe-inspiring day will feature compelling, educational and entertaining activities, performances and exhibits to boost children’s interest in STEM. Activities will be developed and presented by STEM experts from business, higher education, community organizations and informal education venues.

More Information can be found here:


Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd.
Coralville, Iowa

Join us at the Johnson County STEM Fest!