COGNITION provides exhibits, programs, and spaces that are accessible to all ages. We believe the environment should be a place where visitors feel supported intellectually and academically, and where everyone is given a sense of belonging regardless of identity or learning abilities. There is something for everyone at COGNITION. Our 5,000 square foot space includes hands-on exhibits designed for children ages 0-9, a demonstration kitchen, outdoor space, flexible classroom, and fully-equipped Makerspace.

Exhibit Area

Within the upstairs exhibit area, you will find exhibits built to equip our next generation with enthusiasm for STEAM concepts (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Math) and help facilitate a qualified workforce for the community. At COGNITION, young learners will have early opportunities to explore real-life STEAM situations and hands-on learning as they build the skills Davie County needs for tomorrow.


Downstairs is the Grady L. McClamrock Sr. Makerspace.  The Makerspace is available to visitors of all ages, where they can tinker and problem-solve to their heart’s content.  The Makerspace is equipped with electronics and robotics equipment, laser cutters, 3D printers, sewing and embroidery machines, art supplies, and more. Classes are offered in the Makerspace for all ages and there is something for everyone. Programming is built around the materials and capabilities of the Makerspace with a focus on questioning, experimenting, and problem solving.