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The Hive

Coming soon!

The Hive is a new STEAM creativity zone being built in the lower level of the Cambridge Public Library at 449 Broadway.

Construction is underway as of June 5, 2019 and the Hive will open to the public by Early 2020. We appreciate your patience and support while this space is in transition.

The Hive will consist of a hands-on workshop (aka “makerspace”) stocked with digital and traditional fabrication tools, multimedia recording studios for creating audio and video content, and an Extended Reality Lab for experiencing and experimenting with virtual and alternate reality.

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

Below is a video walk-through of the Hive, based on the architectural designs.

Learn more about the Hive in the larger context of our STEAM spaces.

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