Held during most school holidays, our intergenerational programs are facilitated by a museum educator. Join us for design activities and gallery bingo on the Ground Floor, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This is a beginner workshop, no prior experience in design required to participate. This program is suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.

Mycelium (the roots of mushrooms) may very well be one of the most intelligent, adaptable, and resilient organisms on the planet! Not only is it nature’s recycler and communication network, but it’s also the largest organism on earth! Come explore these fascinating fungi with us as we learn about its many functions and characteristics. Find out how “nature’s glue” holds the key to making many industries more sustainable.

Get ready to get your hands dirty—literally!—as we walk you through the process of growing your own planter using mycelium. You’ll make a planter using mushroom materials and take it home to watch it grow. In a few days, you can start using the planter for indoor succulents.

This workshop is hosted by Danielle Trofe, a biodesigner who grew the world’s first commercial lighting collection.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM HOURS

Ongoing, 11 – 3 p.m.

Ground Floor, Lecture Room

PROGRAM FAQ

CAN I BRING MY GROUP TO THE PROGRAM?

We are unable to accommodate groups.

CAN I LEAVE MY CHILD?

Caretakers must remain with their child for the duration of the program.

WHAT IS MY ROLE AS THE CAREGIVER IN THIS PROGRAM?

We require that caregivers actively participate in our workshops. Caregivers are responsible for helping their child with their individual projects and are expected to manage any behavioral challenges that might be disruptive to the group. Caretakers must stay with their child for the duration of the program.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM?

All programming is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You cannot reserve a ticket online.

IS MUSEUM ADMISSION INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM?

This program is free, but does not include admission to the museum for participants over the age of 18.