Welcome to the Underground Studio: a MakerSpace where guided exploration gives shape and form to ideas. Where art and technology come to play. It’s where S.T.E.A.M. learning begins for children through creative trial, and by ‘failing’ forward. Here, inspiration meets expression. Art meets tech. Mentors meet prodigies.
The Underground Studio MakerSpace is a hands-on learning environment for children and youth to explore the fields of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and tinker, hack, build, design, imagine, and create. Here, they learn how to be innovative creators, inventors, and thinkers. Youth participants will learn invaluable skills from industry professionals that will become enhanced through active participation. The Underground Studio is a place where inspiration meets expression, art meets technology, and mentors meet prodigies.
The Underground Studio is also more than kids having fun. We know there are jobs in a number of high-demand sectors needed to keep Canada competitive and prosperous. Many of these jobs are right here in Waterloo Region. By providing early access to S.T.E.A.M., youth will be inspired to take related courses in high school, stay in the community for university, and eventually join a successful local company (or even create their own).
Check out our Access Wednesdays, Weekend Workshops, Camps and Programming.
The Underground Studio is made possible by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, City of Kitchener's Economic Development Fund, Christie Digital, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation Musagetes Fund, Google Community Grants Fund Tides Foundation, and by people like you. Your donation will help us outfit The Underground Studio.
"The City of Kitchener is pleased to be able to support the development of The Underground Studio and THEMUSEUM’s expanded S.T.E.A.M. programming. The City's new Economic Development Strategy – Make it Kitchener – is focused on our local maker ecosystem and the creation of The Underground Studio is the perfect extension of this strategy, introducing our youngest citizens to the maker experience."