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.   

August 5–7: Scribblebots
Make a simple circuit with an offset motor and create a whimsical drawing machine.

August 8–12: Electric Island
Make a model house, car, or other imaginative structure, light it up with an LED, then add your creation to the Electric Island.

August 13-17: Pinball Machines 
Design a pinball machine and make it come to life while experimenting with the forces of motion.

open 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Upcoming Dates & Times:

  • Monday, December 29, 2014 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:00am - 4:00pm