After School

We offer fun hands-on after school programs for a variety of ages. Kid’s Club is our program for 3rd-5th grade students. We offer Kid’s Club at our West Philly location and at Weccacoe Playground in Queen Village. Test Kitchen is a similar program for 6th-8th grade students.

Each session provides a fun project that may explore fundamental concepts of:

  • Simple machines
  • Basic electronics
  • Computer¬†programming
  • Digital fabrication
  • Multimedia production

Students learn how to use a variety of hand and small power tools with close adult supervision. All materials costs are included in the session fee, and students get to take their projects home when finished.We rigorously test all projects so we know they will be fun and reasonably attainable, but we also leave room for failure and experimentation along the way.

All teachers and volunteers are experienced in teaching and working with kids, and are subject to a thorough background check.

Fees: $35 per session. Purchase a package of 6 sessions and save $20.

Upcoming sessions: Test Kitchen will resume February 18, 2016. Kid’s Club will resume February 19, 2016.

Pick up details: We can pick up students from Penn Alexander school and Powel with parental consent for programs in West Philly. Attendees from other schools must make their own transportation arrangements to reach The Hacktory at this time. For the Weccacoe playground, we offer pick up from Meredith and Nebinger schools.

To reserve a drop-in session, head to the calendar and click on the date you’d like your child to attend. You will be prompted to submit payment information.

To buy a 6-session pass, which you can apply to future sessions and reserve them in advance, click the button below.

Buy Passes Here