Bit Space – Lincoln Square

Bit Space is Chicagoland’s premier maker lab for kids and teens. It’s a place where they can learn to use real tools to build real things. Our goal is to inspire and guide the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers by showing kids from elementary school through high school that they can be producers rather than consumers of designed objects, technology, and media.

Hands-On Learning for Educators

Our professional development sessions put both traditional and cutting-edge maker technologies into your hands, giving you the proficiency to bring what you learned into the classroom. We’ve been showing kids how to make stuff for years; let us show you what we’ve learned!

Through a combination of instructor-led demonstrations, hands-on individual activities, and group discussion, each session covers one topic in the realm of making. You’ll be actively making things to take home, and getting hard-earned tips and tricks that we’ve learned from thousands of student projects.

In addition to after-school programming at our Bit Space locations in Lincoln Square and Wilmette, we offer after-school programs with a select group of public and private schools in Chicago and the northern suburbs. Each program has its own protocols for registration and availability. Please consult with your school for more information. If your school is interested in hosting one of our programs, ask them to contact us at