Schools & CommunityLeap Building Project - Pao_1


Partnerships with K-16 schools include student-directed project building residencies, community education classes, field trips, and family nights. Content can be tied to academic standards or enrichment.



Leonardo’s Basement will bring design, build and experiment project building to you. Applied math, physical science, sculpture and engineering projects are common. We will work with you to provide the specific experiences and academic support that your students need.

Field Trips

Our workshop has hundreds of tools and a warehouse full of building materials. Schedule a field trip to develop technical skills, explore the design/build process, make sculptures and have fun. Our informal project-based learning environment is particularly well-suited to help young people develop 21st Century Skills.  We suggest a minimum 1.5 hour visit. Bring 10 – 150 students. The cost is $10/hour/student.

Community Education

Leonardo’s Basement rarely provides after school programming off-site. However, after school programs are encouraged to visit our workshop on school days, school release days, and during summer programs.

Family Nights

Contact us to design the perfect project building activity for your next family event. Engineering, art, math, experiments and games can be connected to a specific event theme or ask us to fill a gap in your existing activity offerings. The cost is $3-5/person.


Community Building



Schedule an engineering, art or technology workshop for children, teens, adults or families at your library.

Workshops and Field Trips

We bring project building workshops to parks, community centers, corporations and other private and public events. Scouts and childcare groups are encouraged to schedule field trips.

Maker Faire

Leonardo’s Basement hosts the annual Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in June. Over 200 artists, inventors, designers, students, scientists, engineers, woodworkers and others bring projects to share with 10,000 visitors at the family event.

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

Phone: 612-824-4394

Contact Us