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Family Science Saturdays


Come to the Tinkering Studio every Saturday to participate in hands-on activities that allow for minds of all ages to be creative and innovative in a variety of topics.  From catapults to rockets, families are welcome to join in our Saturday tinkering with new topics each month!  Family Science Saturday activities are free with admission into the Science Center.

 

NEW! The Tinkerers' Club

Join us for the Tinkerers’ Club every Saturday in the Tinkering Studio! Dream it, create it, and take it home! Open to Tinkerers of all ages (with an accompanying adult). 

You can find more about the Tinkerers’ Club here!

 

December

December 6: The Tinkerers' Club has been cancel and instead will have a December Nights activity!

December Nights: Borax Snowflakes

Tinkerers will use chemical and engineering skills to create their own sparkly snowflakes. Give them away as gifts or use them to decorate your home. 

December 13

Elephant Toothpaste and Milk Paint!

Two projects in one day! Tinkerers will explore chemical reactions by making their own “elephant toothpaste”, plus use food coloring, dish soap, and milk to create homemade paint for festive holiday artwork! 

December 20

Snowflakes!

Celebrate the season by using paper and wood to design and create snowflakes.  

December 27

Let It Snow!

Use basic ingredients like baking soda and shaving cream to make homemade snow! (Warning! This could get messy!)   

 

January

January 3: Explore circuits!

Tinkerers will learn the difference between closed and open circuits and use circuits to make their own lights, spinning motors and more.

January 10: Wind Energy and Pinwheels

Tinkerers explore wind energy and mobility,  using straws, pins, paper and more to design their very own rocket or paper pinwheel.

January 17: The Science of Stamps

Tinkerers design and create their very own stamp! Using recycled materials and a bit of imagination we’ll create three-dimensional stamps for two-dimensional printing. 

January 21: Explosive Art Work

Tinkerers will explore chemical reactions and what happens when stars explode! Using vinegar, baking soda and paint, Tinkerers will create supernova-inspired artwork. 

January 31: Light Painting

Why paint with paint when we can paint in light? Tinkerers will use motors, LED’s and ingenuity to create a device that paints with light!

 

February

February 7: Straw Rockets

Using simple household items Tinkerers will make their own fast flying space ship and get a chance to test it out before they take it home.

February 14: The Camera Obscura

Tinkerers will explore the origins and science behind photography and how the eye works.  View the world upside-down with your very own camera obscura!

February 21: Light Painting

Why paint with paint when we can paint in light? Tinkerers will use motors, LED’s and ingenuity to create a device that paints with light!

February 28: Stomp Rockets!

Tinkerers will use recycled materials to design their very own rocket and make it fly with PVC and hot air!