Calendar of Events

MakerBot® Comes to MODA’s Design Bar!

February 23 - May 11, 2014

The Design Bar in the MODA lobby is a great place to exercise your creativity and try out your design skills!  Now, thanks to MODA’s new partnership with MakerBot®, you can also try your hand at 3D printing on a MakerBot® Replicator 2® 3D Printer in the Design Bar.

Stop in anytime: you can watch the printers at work or sit down at the Design Bar and customize and create your own 3D printed object.

Or enroll in one of our many Hands-On  introductory classes. Click here for more information about our offerings.

The Great Chair Hack of 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

MODA presents an afternoon of “chair hacking” at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Known for their classic Swedish simplicity, many IKEA products contain components that are simple in form and consistent in their application. This inherent configurability has created an underground movement of “IKEA hacking” where people modify, rebuild, reconfigure and customize IKEA pieces to fit their needs.

In keeping with this trend, teams of students, professionals, artists and/or hackers are invited to explore what a piece of IKEA furniture can become. Teams will be given an IKEA chair, three hours, and tasked with making anything but a chair. Prizes for best hacks will be given.

To participate, just assemble your own team of 2-4 participants and register by contacting Katie Simms at 404.856.5961 or ksimms@museumofdesign.org.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 8.

Kids: Make Your Own

February 23 - May 11, 2014

A workshop for kids aged 8-15 that provides an introduction to designing in 3D space. A MODA Instructor will guide students through the process of creating an objectbefore printing it out on a Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

Using Tinkercad, an easy-to-use 3D design software, they’ll learn how to manipulate basic shapes, symbols and texts. Your child will leave the class with a 3D print (in some cases, these may have to be picked up later due to print time) and a basic knowledge of 3D design.

Participation is $20 for Members, $25 for non-Members.

For dates and registration, click here.

Young Explorers: 3D Printing from Minecraft

February 23 - May 11, 2014

Do you have a child who loves to play Minecraft? In Minecraft, kids are able to build anything they can imagine! Our Young Explorers class lets kids aged 6-15 take that to the next level.

Working in Minecraft, they’ll design a 3D object and then print it on a Makerbot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer and take it home (in some cases, these may have to be picked up later due to print time).

Participation is $20 for Members, $25 for non-Members.

For class dates, times, and registration, click this link.

Drink in Design: Social Card Game

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Join us for a night of Hidden Hero game play!  Silly Monkey, LLC is back with a new game inspired by MODA’s current exhibition Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things.  Trade, bluff and guess things about the heroes.  Discover which hero didn’t come about until machines could bend and cut steel.  Is it true that they hang this hero in trees in Denmark? Figure out why phillumenists collect this hero.

Meet other museum attendees for a night of raucous fun, drink and more fun!

Participation is free with regular museum admission and free for members.  Please register in advance by clicking here

Second Sundays are Pay-As-You-Wish Days!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

On the second Sunday of each month, admission to MODA is pay-what-you-wish during regular opening hours of 12pm to 5pm.

Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available in person only and may not be purchased in advance.

In 2014, pay-what-you-wish days will fall on March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, September 14, November 9, and December 14.

Adults: Make Your Own

February 23, - May 11, 2014

This course is a great way to learn the basics of 3D design. Using 123D Design, an easy-to-use 3D design software, a MODA instructor will guide you through the process of creating an objectbefore printing it out on a Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

Participation is $20 for Members, $25 for non-Members.

For course dates and registration, click here.