Have you ever wanted to create something amazing but didn't know where to start? Everyone has an eXciting, innovative side, and Studio X is a place where families can eXplore it.  

Makerspaces are all about community—they help you learn how to work together and complete a project while creatively eXperimenting with different techniques. At Studio X, we have Studio eXperts, the tools and the materials to help you bring your imagination to life. So come on by. It'll be fun! 

Take Apart by Studio X 

What is inside of a printer? What is the proper way to use a drill? Learn the answers to these questions and more through hands-on eXploration in Take Apart, a new experience by Studio X.   

Every machine can be broken down into smaller parts that are easier to understand. In Take Apart, you use tools to open and learn about the different components of electronics and gadgets. With all the parts, you can create something new and eXciting.   

This interactive experience lets you focus on safe tool use and practice the responsible operation of screwdrivers, power drills, soldering irons and hot glue guns in a controlled environment. Studio eXperts are there to guide you through the entire process.  

With the pieces we take apart,  you can design different pieces with projects like tech creatures and robots. 

Take Apart FAQs  

Take Apart Workshops 

What kind of projects can I expect to do?  

Projects change daily. Under the guidance of a Studio Xpert, you might take apart a laptop computer using the proper tools safely or make small robots from leftover computer parts.   

What are some of the tools I might use?   


  • Power drills  
  • Screwdrivers  
  • Hot glue guns  
  • Wire cutters  
  • Soldering irons   
What is the recommended age to participate?  

We require that participants be 8 years or older to fully engage in our tool-handling activities. If the participant is younger than 8, an adult (18 years or older) must be present and sign a waiver for themselves and accompanying child(ren). 

Regardless of age, everyone participating must sign a waiver. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older).   

How long does a typical workshop take? 

You can move at your own pace. Activities can last from 30 to 60 minutes.    

What are the hours?  

Tuesday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Two women sitting at a table working with a hand-built pneumatic crane and laughing at the Fleet Science Center
Two adult women building with wooden dowels at the Fleet Science Center
An adult man works on a wooden table with a cutting mat and multiple brightly colored construction paper pieces at the Fleet Science Center

Save the Date  

Take Apart Workshops
May 3 at 11:00am–4:00pm
Waiver Required
Take Apart Workshops
May 4 at 11:00am–4:00pm
Waiver Required
Take Apart Workshops
May 5 at 11:00am–4:00pm
Waiver Required
Take Apart Workshops
May 6 at 11:00am–4:00pm
Waiver Required