Kickstarter Campaign Update

Kickstarter Campaign Update

On September 29, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $18,500 to install an ADA ramp to make our workshop accessible to more students and replace broken single pane windows that won’t keep out the Minnesota winter! More than 150 generous donors have contributed nearly 80% of the goal and we have just 10 days left. If we don’t reach our initial goal on Kickstarter we don’t receive ANY of the pledged funds. Please support our exciting move to a bigger workshop by backing the campaign today!

Maker fun at the fairgrounds

Maker fun at the fairgrounds

There might not have been any funnel cakes or deep fried Oreos at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 30, but the inaugural Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker wasn’t lacking in creative ideas. More than 4,000 people participated in the faire, doing everything from building solar boats to making paper to learning to solder. Leonardo’s Basement hosts Minnesota’s first Mini Maker Faire on May 30th

Leonardo’s Basement hosts Minnesota’s first Mini Maker Faire on May 30th

Celebrate do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering by joining Leonardo’s Basement at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 30 for the inaugural Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire. During this fun and family-friendly event, local and regional makers and artists will showcase, demonstrate and share their interactive creations. Attendees can expect robots, workshops on coding and soldering, interactive art exhibits plus build and play areas for “kids” of all ages. Bring your curiosity for a day of exploration and discovery. Learn more, buy tickets or register to volunteer at  If you have stuff to share at the event, please complete the call for makers by April 26, 2015. Come to the Fairgrounds on May 30 to make, create, learn, invent, craft, think, play, celebrate, and be inspired by arts, crafts, engineering, music, science, and...


Children between the ages 6-12 find informal and playful environments at Leonardo’s Basement where curiosity, imagination, and experimentation are encouraged.


Independence and identity sum up the needs of teens. Leonardo’s Basement provides increasing control over the direction and execution of their projects and facilitate their interests by providing resources and adult guidance as needed.


Family programs at Leonardo’s Basement include weekend classes, workshops community events, and free open houses.


Studio Bricolage is a creative playground for adults at Leonardo’s Basement. Classes and clubs include electronics, metal working, wood working, car maintenance, and more.

Leonardo’s Basement
150 West 60th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Phone: 612-824-4394
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