Free Science Dome Shows

A highlight of MakerFest is the opportunity to visit the Pierce College Science Dome, a unique digital planetarium, and see a FREE show!

The Dome will be showing Space School at 12 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:30pm, 2:15 pm, 3 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:30 pm.


From a habitat hidden deep underwater in Florida, to the world’s most amazing swimming pool, dive into the underwater world of outer space! Space School is the incredible story of how astronauts train underwater to live and work in space.

From microgravity simulation at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab, to living under the sea at Aquarius Reef Base, astronauts spend a lot of time training underwater. Space School is a fascinating and beautifully filmed live-action dome film produced by the Emmy award-winning team that produces Jonathan Bird’s Blue World.

Calling all Makers!

Apply to be an exhibitor by May 6 for Pierce County MakerFest

Makers from Pierce County and beyond are invited to showcase their creative projects at the fourth annual Pierce County MakerFest (formerly known as Lakewood MakerFest).
Feature your DIY process in a family-friendly, interactive exhibit; all it takes is willingness to make something and show it off to others.
Not sure if your project fits into MakerFest? Ask the MakerFest team at
Fill out the Maker application here.

New Year, New Name

The 2016 Lakewood MakerFest is changing its name to Pierce County MakerFest! We hope the new name will encourage increased participation and attendance throughout the whole county.

The new site address is but the old URL will still get you to the right spot.

Maker applications open up next week!