PaxSpace Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, member-operated makerspace, where people can meet and work on their project. We offer workspaces, equipment, and tools for use by members to pursue projected related to science, technology, arts, culture, crafts, hobbies, and entrepreneurial pursuits. PaxSpace hopes to inspire lifelong learning and innovation while also strengthening our local community.
PaxSpace began in 2013 as a discussion between engineers at the Patuxent Naval Air Warfare Center. At the time the national Maker movement was in full swing, and it was decided that Southern Maryland should have a makerspace of its own. Paxspace was born! Over the decade Paxspace grew from a small group of friends to a mature non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are managed by a Board of Directors and an Executive Management Team. Paxspace has a history of reaching out to our community through the Paxspace Kids program, Crab Pot entrepreneurial competition, Science Fair Mentoring, Patuxent Partnership, Patuxent Naval Air Museum and others. We’re proud of our member’s small business endeavors in fields ranging from long endurance unmanned aircraft systems to jewelry, soap and guitars. We are ten years young and looking forward to the next decade.
To maximize the impact of our efforts, we seek to collaborate with other non-profit organizations which fall under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code and are operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.
Our goal is to find 50-60 like-minded inventors, builders, and hobbyist that would like a common space with fellow individuals with similar interests and the tools and equipment needed to perform that activity.
PaxSpace’s Tax EIN (Employer Identification Number) is 46-3487943