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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!


Tinkering Skills Labs

July 5, 12, 19, 26

Join us this July in the Tinkering Studio and learn some essential Tinkering skills! We will be hammering, sawing, racing, and rolling our way through fantastic skill-based workshops. Our new Tinkerers’ Club workshops will complement each week’s Family Science Saturday theme with a fun take-home project! If you love tinkering, join us to 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!

July 5

Week 1: Soldering Skills

Strap on your goggles and learn to solder with the Tinkering tool experts! We will be soldering wires to motors for use in many Tinkering projects to come. Learn a new skill and come back to the studio and enjoy your motors with future projects!

July 12


Week 2: Saw & Drill Skills

This week in Tinkering we are bringing out the big tools, miter saws! You will learn to safely saw and make the cut, while our Tinkering tool experts demonstrate how to use hand drills!

July 19

Week 3: Basic Building Skills

We will provide the hammers, screwdrivers, drills, earplugs, and goggles. You will provide the muscle and imagination! Learn how to use these essential builders’ tools. Can we build it? Yes we can!


July 26

Week 4: Fast Zooming Skills!

This week we will put our building skills to the test constructing marble roller coaster on the Tinkering Studio’s giant peg-board walls! You can connect tubes, blocks, pipes and more to make roller coasters that are fast moving, twisty, or loop-di-loops!