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The Hive


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The Hive is a hub for STEAM learning, creativity, and community collaboration in Cambridge. Its mission is to provide free, hands-on learning opportunities to the Cambridge community, resources for personal projects and to serve as a hub for skill sharing and creative collaboration.

  • We center equity.
  • We spark creativity.
  • You are welcome.
  • We will help!

The Hive is part of STEAM at the Library. Learn about other STEAM offerings at the Library here.


  • Hive Safety Training: Required introduction to the space.
  • 101 Workshops: Get trained on the basics of the equipment and spaces in The Hive.
  • Equipment & Studio Reservations: Once you have been trained on equipment and spaces basics, reserve time in The Hive.
  • Other Workshops & Events: Specialty workshops and programs offered throughout the year.

Visit our calendar to see what is coming up.

Coming Up

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a maker in The Hive?

The Hive is open to individuals with a Minuteman library card. The space is designed for independent use for patrons ages 12 and up and supervised use for children under the age of 12.

How do I reserve equipment and spaces?

Makers can reserve equipment in our fab lab and spaces (XR lab, multimedia studio, podcasting studio) through our booking system. Reservations can be made online, over the phone, or in person.

How do I contact The Hive?

Stop by and visit us on L2 at the Main Library! Alternatively, you can reach us by email or phone.
Email: thehive@cambridgema.gov 
Phone: 857-235-9818

For More Information

To learn more about local STEAM programs, visit the Cambridge STEAM Initiative website

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