Idea Lab

The Idea Lab is an adult maker space that offers open access to equipment. Our goal is to be an educational resource for the community to build creative skills.

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For questions or to register for a program please call 814-451-6927. For questions regarding the Idea Lab Makerspace and Media Lab, please call 814-451-6939 or email


The Idea Lab is closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We plan to offer online classes and activities throughout the summer.

Please check this page for updates.


The Idea Lab is in the Blasco Library located on Lake Erie’s beautiful bayfront, just a short walk from Downtown Erie, on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail. The Blasco Library is located on a public bus line stop with ample parking for bicycles and vehicles.


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