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.