Looming Fun

We use various-sized looms to demonstrate how weaving has been done throughout history—and let you try too. Also take home a weaving craft you make.

Mark Krenz

Try circuit electronics, microcontrollers, and more:

• Banana Piano
• Fidget Spinner RPM Counter
• Infrared to Light & Sound
• Internet-Controlled Lights
• People Counter
• Parking Warning Light
• LED Light Tower

Mechanical Puzzle Collection @Lilly Library


Puzzle fans will love trying to solve the hands-on challenges from our collection—and learning from our Curator of Puzzles about how puzzle designers develop their deviously difficult creations. Get inspired for your next project!

The Jerry Slocum Collection of Mechanical Puzzles is the largest of its kind in the world, with over 35,000 puzzles that range from Japanese wooden boxes to Victorian era amusements to innovative laser-cut and 3D-printed designs.

Cardboard House Press


Dedicated to increased access to Latin American and Spanish literature and art,
we publish titles in an art book format. These books, made by hand in community-based workshops, feature recycled cardboard, marbled paper, stenciling, and hand-sewn binding, and full-color illustrated dust jackets.

Wild Endeavor

We’re a family of makers who produce supplies for geeky parents and kids. With a focus on creativity in a diverse range of media, we strive to make the world more magical every day—alone and together.