Nerd Nook Pop-Up Shop Opening this Weekend

Meet Nerd Nook, our newest pop-up kiosk that will be opening this weekend!

By: Niki | July 28, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Nerd Nook, a local company who puts a purpose behind your purchase is opening this Saturday, July 29th!

Carrie Leopold, Nerd Nook founder, hand selects each item she sells to ensure they are gender neutral, and that each toy provides hands-on learning. The mission of the Nerd Nook is to provide gender neutral, high quality Brainiac games, toys, fossils and other nerdy necessities in an order to help support the mission of the Inspire Innovation Lab.

The profits from Nerd Nook support Inspire Innovation Lab which provides professional development, student programming, and innovative learning experiences for teachers, students, and the community in an effort to achieve widespread educational impact with a focus towards the empowerment of underrepresented groups.

Not only will you find amazing products from popular brands like Fat Brain, Nerd Nook is giving our customers an interactive experience with free hands-on events each week! The events focus on 21st Century skills – critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity – all taught through hands-on project based learning.

Upcoming Nerd Nook Events

Preschool – Storybook STEAM

Wednesdays from 10am-11am

Join us while we read and explore a book followed by a hands-on activity.


August 2: Rosie Revere, Engineer

August 9: What do you do with an idea?

August 16: Don’t let the Pigeon drive the bus

August 23: Chicka chicka boom boom

August 30: We’re All Wonders


All Ages – Hands On Activities

Saturdays from 1pm-3pm (activities will take 5-10min)

Stop by for a free hands-on activity.


July 29: Build and launch a straw rocket to celebrate their launch into the future with West Acres!

August 5: DIY Fidget Spinners

August 12: Duct Tape Creations

August 19: Back to School bookmarks

August 26: Kid’s Entrepreneur Day

  • Calling all child entrepreneurs! Come sell your creations and inventions! Sign up through the Nerd Nook Facebook page by clicking here.

We are so excited to to welcome Nerd Nook to the West Acres family! Be sure to stop by their kiosk, located in the JCPenney wing.


I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.




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