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Orchid Festival at Fairchild

Friday, March 8, 2019 9:30 AM

Journey through a world of orchids at the 17th Annual International Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, where more than 10,000 orchid plants will grace the Garden during the three-day festival.

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BUILD YOUR OWN PLANT GROWING POD - MAKER PROJECT – Ages 9+

Sunday, March 3, 2019 1:00 PM

This introduction to the Growing Beyond Earth Design Challenge will have you build your own home version of Fairchild’s LED plant growing chamber. You’ll learn how to assemble the pod, solder the LED lights, and plant your edible leafy greens. After, you’ll get to take it home and watch it grow!

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3D PRINTING BASICS - SKILL BUILDER - Ages 13+

Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:00 PM

Make your ideas come to life! You’ll learn how to create three-dimensional designs optimized for 3D printing. This workshop is for beginners with little to no experience. You’ll get to keep your custom creation.

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DESIGN THINKING FOR KIDS - SKILL BUILDER - Ages 9+

Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:00 PM

This 5-step process helps you create designs that solve real-world problems. In this workshop, your child will choose a character client to design for, and follow the methodology to quickly sketch and prototype their ideas!

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CIRCUITS IN SECONDS WITH littleBits - TINKER SESSION - Ages 7+

Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00 PM

Learn how to make something light up, make a sound, move, or sense something! Using modular circuit blocks that easily snap together with magnets, learn how to quickly invent functional electronic prototypes. With the additional lego adapters, it’s a fun way to build your ideas!

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