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, and build, and share your creations alongside other participants. For adults, and families with children age 8 and over.   

Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m., through June 19 
Tinkering activities during this time may include:

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 Planks
Turn simple wooden planks into amazing creations. Visitors are challenged to build the tallest tower while explore balance and collaborating with other visitors.

Pinball Machines
Create a pinball exhibit using pegboard, dowels, rubber bands, and cardboard to be shared with other visitors throughout the day.

Upcoming Dates & Times:

  • Monday, May 2, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, May 6, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 8, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Monday, May 9, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, May 13, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 15, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Monday, May 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, May 20, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Monday, May 23, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, May 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Monday, May 30, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, June 3, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 5, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Monday, June 6, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, June 10, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 12, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Monday, June 13, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, June 17, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, June 18, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 19, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm