Tinkering Lab

Build something!

The Tinkering Lab is a new, experimental space where visitors try their hand at engineering whimsical contraptions using real tools and materials. Tinkering Lab activities require cooperation, concentration, and a playful "tinkering mindset." You'll design, test, fail, redesign, and share your creations alongside other participants. For adults and families with children age 8 and over.   

Saturday, May 14 through Friday, July 30
Open 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

(Please note that mornings while school is in session, the Tinkering Lab may be reserved for school groups.)

Scribble Bots
Make moving robots that trace fun patterns with markers using weighted toy motors, batteries, wires, and other everyday materials. 

Electric Island
Design and construct a building or other structure, light it up with an LED, and collectively build a miniature city. 

Design Sticks
Turn simple wooden planks into amazing creations.