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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!

October - Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

October 4

Week 1: Ballistics

Use Halloween candy as a projectile for your very own catapult! Catapults will be created out of recycled materials. Siege the castle, if you dare!

October 11

Week 2: Chromatography

Channel your inner scientist to explore the dyes and pigments that make up our favorite Halloween candies.  Create colorful candy designs of your own using milk and food coloring.

October 18

Week 3: Franken-Toys and Spooky Imagery Design

It’s almost Halloween! Time to create a FRANKEN-TOY! Tinkerers’ can also create spooky images using handmade invisible ink.

October 25

Week 4: Franken-Toys and Spooky Imagery Design

Franken toys are too fun for just one session so we’re doing it again! Channel your inner mad scientist to create a FRANKEN-TOY for Halloween! Tinkerers’ can also create spooky images using handmade invisible ink.

 

November - Observational Science

November 1

Week 1: Papel Picado and Luminaries Dia De los Muertos

Design and create your own paper banners for Dia De Los Muertos.

November 8

Week 2: Surrealist Methodologies

Explore avant-garde Surrealist art-making methods. Take rubbings of different surfaces, and create abstract art imagery like some of the great modern artists.

November 15

Week 3: Creating Stamps

Design and create your very own stamp! Use recycled materials and a bit of imagination to create three-dimensional stamps for two-dimensional printing.

November 22

Week 4: Surrealist Methodologies: Collage

Explore layering and imagery through collage. Create your own images using mixed media materials and take home a masterpiece!

November 29

Week 5: Creating Stamps

If you missed it the first time, we’re doing it again! Use recycled materials and a bit of imagination to create three-dimensional stamps for two-dimensional printing.