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Teen Tech Center

Tuesdays - Saturdays

Free for Teens

Overview

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is a safe out-of-school spot just for ages 13-18, where you can create alongside mentors and other teens to explore your own ideas, develop skills, and express yourself through technology. 

Come join a community of creators like you! 

Hearing the Beat of a Different Drum?

Play with a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, DJ station, beatmaking, and more. Then mix and record your music in our soundbooth and audio station.

Interested in Sewing and Textiles?

We have sewing, embroidery, knitting, and rug tufting machines, along with tons of fabric, yarn, and patterns for you to realize your fashion dreams.

Interested in Design?

Learn your way around the Adobe Creative Suite, or use our 2D and 3D modelling programs to design something to print on our laser cutter or 3D printers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We have answers! Explore frequently asked questions. Please contact us for more information.

Is museum admission required?

No, museum admission is not required to access the Teen Tech Center.
Teens that come to the museum exclusively for the Teen Tech Center can bypass the front desk and go straight there. If teens want to explore the rest of the museum, then they must purchase admission.

What types of equipment are available?
  • For music projects, the Teen Tech Center has a recording studio with audio production software and hardware including guitars, sample pads, MIDI and regular keyboards, DJ turntables, and more.
    For photography and video projects, a number of high-quality Canon cameras/lenses, lighting, microphones, and other equipment are available.
  • For sewing and textile projects, the Center has a dual nozzle 3D printer, a vinyl cutter, t-shirt press, rug tufter, sewing machine, embroidery machine, and button maker.
  • For design projects, the Teen Tech Center has multiple Wacom drawing tablets, the full Adobe creative suite on every computer, and other non-tech art supplies.
Are there classes or workshops?

This is designed to be a free-choice, self directed space. Staff are there to help visitors learn the skills they need. There may be drop-in style workshops to introduce new content, but there is never ticketed programming.

Who can access the Teen Tech Center?

Everyone ages 13-18 is welcome in the Teen Tech Center. Parents, younger siblings, and those outside of this age range are welcome to wait in our lobby area.

Can teens bring equipment out of the center?

Regular visitors may borrow materials on a case-by-case basis, subject to approval by the Teen Tech Center Coordinator. Visitors are welcome to bring their own materials/instruments/etc. to use in the center.

Other Questions? Contact us!

Email ttc@omsi.edu with any questions

Presented in Partnership With

OMSI is a member of The Clubhouse Network: Where Technology Meets Imagination. The Clubhouse Network is an international community of more than 100 Clubhouses located in 19 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for 25 years. Each Clubhouse provides a creative, safe, and free out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. Learn MoreĀ 

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