A COMMUNITY MAKERSPACE
Located in Fairfax, VA, just outside Washington, DC, Nova Labs is a membership-driven, all-volunteer makerspace, founded in 2011 with the purpose of empowering our community to Rediscover the Joy of Making Things!
Our current facility houses classrooms, workspace, incubator offices, and a shop that includes both common tools and advanced fabrication equipment. Members enjoy 24/7 access and help co-manage our space by teaching classes, maintaining equipment, and promoting making in the community.
We are a a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, supporting a wide range of open-source development projects that benefit both the local community and the world.
Our mission is to create a place that enables people to share a fearless exploration of hands-on learning, entrepreneurship, and creative expression.
Our vision is to create a community in which everyone is a creator, learner, mentor, and teacher who finds fulfillment in tackling challenges with passion, generosity, and fearlessness.
Respect each other. Collaborate. Contribute. Organize. Clean. Repeat.
Ways to help
(Small Actions) X (Lots of People)
= Big Change
"Act as if what you do makes
difference. It does." - William James
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you. Every contribution going towards supporting STEM in our community, your financial and employee engagement is what differentiates Nova Labs in our community. Start a conversation with our Executive Director.