Youth as young as 8 years of age can become Makerspace members!
For the safety of everyone in our Makerspace community, please note that all member responsibilities, safety guidelines, rules, shop etiquette, and policies outlined in the Makerspace Individual Membership Agreement also apply to youth and add-on family members. If you have any questions, please ask for a copy of the agreement (We strongly recommend doing so as the agreement is periodically updated).
As there are different levels of inherent risk in both the environment and the operation of Makerspace's various tools and equipment, designated shop areas and equipment/classes have varying age minimums, and some equipment requires successful completion of a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class prior to independent use.
Highlighted fields in the table, below, indicate that minors in that age range are permitted in those classes and shop areas while under the direct supervision of a parent, legal guardian or approved adult.
Minors ages 15–17 are permitted access to these areas without parental supervision once the associated Safety and Basic Use requirements have been met.
If we decide to change our Minors and Shop Access, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update Minors and Shop Access modification date below. This policy was last modified on February, 2017.
If there are any questions regarding this policy, you may contact us using the information in Contact us.