Moonshot Studio

An arts educational maker space for families!

From dance and beat making to poetry and animation, the Moonshot Studio offers activities for people of all ages to explore their artistry and learn something new. 

Current Projects

MoKC: Art Studio


Learn to draw just like Mo Willems! Here you can sketch his characters—or make up your own—at large drawing tables. Use light tables to practice tracing your favorite characters. See how simple shapes can be assembled to create expressive characters!

JFK Ideals: Poetry and Pennants


Explore the words and ideals of JFK through poetry and visual art. Transform the words of John F. Kennedy into an original poem. Then use your poem to create a pennant that celebrates your ideals and puts them on display. 

Mixmaster Station


Curated by Marvin and Brian Quijada (composer and playwright, respectively, of Kid Prince & Pablo), use the Mixmaster Station to create your own mixes using sounds, rhythms, and beats, and combining genres like trap, reggaeton, swing, and original music from Marvin and Brian.

Past Projects

MoKC: It’s a Mo-A-Trope!


Make your favorite Mo characters squawk, jump and dance in a hand-made Mo-A-Trope (it’s a zoetrope with Mo in it!). Using early hand-made technology called zoetropes, learn how simple drawings can come to life with the simple spin of a wheel.

Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Kennedy Center Education

Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by David M. Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.

Generous support is also provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

The content of these programs may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education but does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

Gifts and grants to educational programs at the Kennedy Center are provided by A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation; Sandra K. & Clement C. Alpert; Annenberg Foundation; Bank of America; Bender Foundation, Inc.; The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein.

Michael F. and Noémi K. Neidorff and The Centene Charitable Foundation; CMA Foundation; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; Estée Lauder; Exelon; Ford Foundation; The Gessner Family Foundation; GRoW @ Annenberg and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and Family; Harman Family Foundation; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; Herb Alpert Foundation; The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc.; iTheatrics; The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation; Jim and Heather Johnson; The Karel Komárek Family Foundation; the Kimsey Endowment; The Kiplinger Foundation; The King-White Family Foundation and Dr. J. Douglas White; Natalie and Herb Kohler and Kohler Co.; Laird Norton Family Foundation; Macy's; The Markow Totevy Foundation; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; Linda and Tobia Mercuro; Little Kids Rock; The Meredith Foundation; The Millennium Stage Endowment Fund; The Morningstar Foundation; 

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Myra and Leura Younker Endowment Fund; NAMM Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Newman's Own Foundation; Nordstrom; Oath Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; The Irene Pollin Audience Development and Community Engagement Initiatives; Prince Charitable Trusts; Rosemary Kennedy Education Fund; Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A. J. Stolwijk; Rosenthal Family Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Small; The Stella Boyle Smith Trust; Target; The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates; The Volgenau Foundation; Volkswagen Group of America; Dennis & Phyllis Washington; Wells Fargo; William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust; and generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas. Additional support is provided by the National Committee for the Performing Arts.