How People Make Things

How People Make Things brings the manufacturing experience to life, taking visitors onto the factory floor through hands-on activities in cutting, molding, deforming and assembly. In this exhibit, visitors can:

  • Cut Wax using different sculpting tools and experience 3-dimensional cutting by hand.

  • Deform a wire by taking a straight wire into a spring shape by winding it around the metal shaft.

  • Mold spoons using real melted wax.

  • Assemble a trolley and test your skills on the testing track.

  • See Fred Rogers visit real manufacturing factories in vintage Picture Picture videos from the original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Series.


Rental Fee:  $30,000, plus inbound shipping
Size:  1,500 - 2,000 sq. ft.
Content:  STEAM



tour schedule

Now Accepting Bookings for 2020 and beyond

  • Summer 2019/Fall 2019 - Miami Children’s Museum, Miami, FL

  • Spring 2020/Summer 2020 - DuPage Children’s Museum, Naperville, IL

  • Fall 2020 - Available

  • Spring 2021 - Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA

  • Summer 2021 - Available

  • Fall 2021 - Available