The boiler: where STEAM Happens



Our Mini makerspace for the younger* crowd

*JUST FOR KIDS, TEENS & FAMILIES


BUILD IT AT THE BOILER: 

Various ages (drop-off)

Check our Calendar for upcoming sessions!

Registration required



STEAM POWERED SATURDAYS:

Ages 3 and up

Check our Calendar for upcoming sessions!

Registration required



Upcoming Boiler Sessions

    • 08/20/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Join us for a summer of fun like no other!  On Saturday, August 20th from 9-11am, we're having a Creature Carnival!   Design your own Creature - scary, funny, silly, whatever you like - and cut it out of plywood on our laser cutter.  Use some power tools (with assistance) to attach it to a wooden stand and use some fabric to make a beanbag. Now line up your Creatures and see who can knock them down first. It's like bowling and a carnival game all in one! 

    Kids ages three and up are welcome.  Kids between age 3 and age 5 must have a caregiver stay for the session, kids 5+ can be dropped off if desired, but caregivers are welcome to stay and learn alongside. Dress for some mess - we'll be using paint, glue and markers.    

    Pre-registration is required. $10 per child, with discounted registration for COVID Impacted families and free registration for SNAP, 3Squares and housing assistance.  Choose the registration option that matches your family situation, no proof of income is required.  Our summer programming is made possible through Expanding Access grant funding, administered by VT Afterschool.  

    • 08/23/2022
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Join us at The MINT for a summer of fun like no other! On Tuesday, August 23rd from 4-8pm we're learning to needle felt! Create a custom 3-D character or felt a flat tapestry. Needle felting is easy to learn and very relaxing - it's basically just repeatedly stabbing something! Anyone can do it!   

    This is a drop-off session for teens; generally kids 13+ but younger kids are welcome if they will be able to complete the project without caregiver help. Keep in mind that felting needles are EXTREMELY sharp and barbed, so care is required to avoid injury. Bring dinner or a snack and a water bottle.  Pre-registration is required. $10 per person, with discounted registration for COVID Impacted families and free registration for SNAP, 3Squares and housing assistance.  Choose the registration option that matches your family situation, no proof of income is required.  Our summer programming is made possible through Expanding Access grant funding, administered by VT Afterschool. 

    • 08/25/2022
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Join us at The MINT for a summer of fun like no other!  On Thursday, August 25th from 4-8pm we're playing board games!   Do you love to play board games? Bring one of your favorites to our board game mixer! Hang out with friends and play a new game or an old favorite!

    This is a drop-off session for teens (generally kids 13+ but younger kids are welcome if they are able to play without caregiver help).  Bring dinner or a snack and a water bottle.  Pre-registration is required. $10 per person, with discounted registration for COVID Impacted families and free registration for SNAP, 3Squares and housing assistance.  Choose the registration option that matches your family situation, no proof of income is required.  Our summer programming is made possible through Expanding Access grant funding, administered by VT Afterschool. 

    • 08/27/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Join us for a summer of fun like no other!  On Saturday, August 27th from 9-11am, we're making secret spy messages!   Learn several different techniques for making, sending and solving codes and secret messages.  For this session, kids should know their letters and numbers, and be able to do some spelling (even if it's a little creative).

    Kids ages three and up are welcome.  Kids between age 3 and age 5 must have a caregiver stay for the session, kids 5+ can be dropped off if desired, but caregivers are welcome to stay and learn alongside. Dress for some mess - we'll be using paint, markers and safe chemicals.    

    Pre-registration is required. $10 per child, with discounted registration for COVID Impacted families and free registration for SNAP, 3Squares and housing assistance.  Choose the registration option that matches your family situation, no proof of income is required.  Our summer programming is made possible through Expanding Access grant funding, administered by VT Afterschool.  

    • 08/30/2022
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Join us at The MINT for a summer of fun like no other!  On Tuesday, August 30th from 4-8pm we're building insect homes!  Fall is coming, and that means insects need places to build homes to stay safe over the winter. Learn how to build several different types of insect houses, while also using basic woodworking tools (chop saw, drill press, power driver). Leave with some homes to hang in your yard, ready for fall. 

    This is a drop-off session for teens (generally kids 13+ but younger kids are welcome if they will be able to complete the project without caregiver help).  Bring dinner or a snack and a water bottle.  Pre-registration is required. $10 per person, with discounted registration for COVID Impacted families and free registration for SNAP, 3Squares and housing assistance.  Choose the registration option that matches your family situation, no proof of income is required.  Our summer programming is made possible through Expanding Access grant funding, administered by VT Afterschool. 

A place for tinkerers, makers, and small businesses to have space, contacts, and equipment to thrive. If you possess a passion for creating and making, a MINT membership is for you.

    
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