Where are you located?
2025 Washington Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19146. (MAP) Public transportation is available nearby. For more info please visit SEPTA.
Can I get a tour of the facility?
Yes. You are welcome to stop in anytime during open studio hours (Monday - Friday : 2pm-6pm). For larger groups, off-hours, and all other specialized tours, please schedule a tour by contacting us at
How old do you need to be to become a member at NextFab?
There is no age requirement for signing up to be a member. However, kids (under 16 years of age) are required to be accompanied by parents or other adult members at all times.
How do I sign up?
You can start by filling out our "sign-up" form online and paying the security deposit and initiation fee HERE. Then you will have to come in for safety training before you can start using our facility. Don't forget to reserve your spot for safety training HERE.
Can I change my membership type? Upgrade? Downgrade?
Yes. You can upgrade your membership type at any time. If you decide to change the status of your membership to a part-time option in the middle of the month, the changes will take effect on the first day of your next billing cycle.
Can I pay month by month?
We do not currently offer a month-to-month payment option. We kindly ask you to sign up for autopay and your card will be charged automatically on the first day each month. This helps us reduce our accounting costs, allowing us to focus our resources on providing you the best possible facilities, training, and amenities. We appreciate your understanding and support.
What if I want to suspend my membership?
You can downgrade your membership to our most affordable option, Community Membership. This way, your membership status remains active so you don't have to repay the initiation fee when you resume.
What is the initiation fee for?
This fee partially allays the cost of producing ID badges, setting up accounts, and providing orientation and safety training for new and rejoining members.
What is the security deposit for?
All memberships require a security deposit equal to the monthly standard membership. Security deposits are due upon signing and will be returned within 30 days of the last day of membership granted that all required conditions have been met.
Which membership option is best for me: Standard, Weekend, or Community?
Depending on your needs, interest, or availability, NextFab has an option for you.
Standard membership: is a great way to start — take lots of classes and immerse yourself in everything NextFab has to offer. If you want to use the space regularly, this option is right for you.
Weekend membership (part-time option): is a great option for those who are enthusiastic about our facility, but are unable to make it to the studio during the week.
Community membership (part-time option): is designed to allow existing members who are in-between projects to partially suspend their membership until they are ready to tackle something new. It is not intended for members who will use the space regularly or take lots of classes. In order to gain access to the studio and attend a class, a community member must obtain a day pass. Use of the space is then permitted all day, including prior to and after the class. They may use their single free pass, or purchase one from the front desk for an additional $30.
Part-time and full-time members can participate in selected events free of charge (show and tell, company demos, guest lectures, getting started at NextFab).
What is a Keystone Member?
After a full one-year membership at NextFab, you will become eligible for Keystone membership. With Keystone membership, you will be able to enjoy the exactly the same benefits as the Standard membership but at the lower rate $109 permonth and $1,104 per year.
Student, Senior, Military discount?
Yes. With a valid ID, your rate will be offered at $99 per month, $1,013 per year.
I'm not a member. Can I still take classes at NextFab?
Some of our software classes and non-hazardous classes are open to the public, and spots can be reserved here. Non-members pay an additional studio access fee due upon arrival, and will not have access to the software or facility at any other time than during class.
How do I protect my idea from being exposed or stolen?
NextFab studio is a membership based community where we share space and tools with other members. It will be up to you to protect your ideas and keep it away from other members. For contract services, we have Non-Disclosure Agreements upon request and work on the project in staff-only areas so it will not be exposed to anyone.
Can I buy materials for my project at NextFab?
Yes. We do have raw materials for sale including wood, metal, print media, hardware, etc.