the Joy of Making


more than a community makerspace

Nova Labs is a multifunctional space enabling the maker community to learn, create and collaborate. Our makerspace allows our member community to access resources, tools, advanced machining and technology equipment to craft, make, prototype and fabricate. Join today and rediscover the joy of making.


It is the ultimate workspace for the hobbyist, tinkerer, engineer, artesian and entrepreneur to create and collaborate with others.

Carpenter at Work

Nova Labs is more than a makerspace. Its a community of individuals who believe in creating, collaborating and contributing.

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What would

you like to make?

Nova Labs encourages non-members and members visiting or taking a class to observe best practices as defined by the State of Virginia and CDC guidelines for COVID-19.  

Based on updated guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Fairfax County Health Department recommends that everyone, including individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wear a mask in public indoor settings.


As the number of COVID-19 cases has continued to increase with the spread of the Delta variant, this recommendation is based on the Fairfax Health District moving from a moderate level of COVID-19 transmission to substantial transmission.


As of August 4, 2021, please wear a mask at all times while in Nova Labs except for a limited time while eating and/or drinking. This applies to everyone, whether vaccinated or not. We ask that our members use the space for making and operational functions only.  

The Board will be continually re-evaluating and updating this guidance as conditions evolve. 


In addition:

  1. All in-person open office hours are back!

  2. All in-person shop classes are back!

  3. Events are also now permitted.

  4. The number of reservations available in each space will be increased to pre-Covid levels. Reservations are not required, but encouraged

  5. Members may bring visitors as long as the visitor follows the current mask policy.

Questions? Ask in #members on Slack or contact support@nova-labs.org


Come on in and (re)discover the Joy of Making!

What would you like to do?