Salinas Community Science Workshop

Tools in Your Hands!


Imagine a world where every kid had access to the tools and materials necessary to build the projects of their imaginations.

The Salinas Community Science Workshop makes that dream a reality for the kids of Alisal. At the Science Workshop, kids and families can use tools and explore the world with science in a free and fascinating enviroment.

What you can do here

Nearly anything you want! Come have a look at our tools and materials and think about what you want to do. Common projects are wood construction (shelves, boxes, etc.); simple electrical circuits with motors, lights, buzzers and magnets; puzzles and toys; planters; throwing machines; bike and scooter repair and modification; slime, oobleck and valcanoes; cars, airplanes and boats; and rockets, both water and air.

Drop-IN Program Hours

Our Drop-in Program is open to students of El Sausal Middle School during the school year:

Monday and Friday | 2:50 to 6:00

Wednesday | 1:50 to 5:00

SS wow
workshop on wheels

We have a full-sized MST bus we call the Salinas Science Workshop on Wheels. It’s outfitted as a mobile workshop, complete with exhibits, tools and materials – a mini version of our main site. The SS WOW can visit schools, events and neighborhood spaces. Right now it’s at two places each week:

Cesar Chavez Library, 615 Williams Rd.

Thursday 3:30 to 5:30

MLK Academy Elementary School, 925 N. Sanborn Rd.

Saturday 12:00 to 2:30



“I like the Sience Workshop because I got to create something that I never thought I would create.”


“The Science Workshop is fun and teaches you all kinds of cool stuff.”