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Family Science Saturdays

Come to the Tinkering Studio on Saturdays 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 on Saturdays 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!


May 2: Sculpture and Weaving

Tinkerers can design base structures with recycled materials, use papier mâché (chewed paper) to create smooth forms that can be painted and decorated or make woven forms known as the Ojo de Dios (God's Eye) with string, twine and twigs.

May 9: Fast Zooming Skills!

Put your building skills to the test as you construct a 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!

May 16: Automata's

Can you design a simple machine that can go UP and DOWN, Round and Round or a combination of the two? Use recycled materials and explore cams and levers to design you very own simple machine.

May 23: What Are Illusions?

Explore optical illusions, and conduct and make your own Stroop tests. Try to name the colors (not the word) as fast as you can...YELLOW GREEN PURPLE BLUE!

May 30: Slime Time!

Explore the chemistry of goo! Make your very own slime to take home and gross out parents and friends.