Join us for the Tinkerers’ Club on Saturdays in the Tinkering Studio! Dream it, create it, and take it home!
Tinkerers are invited to learn new skills and make awesome take-home projects! Open to tinkerers of all ages (tinkerers 12 and under require an accompanying adult). From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.
Price per project:
Nonmembers $15, members $12. Please note online fees may apply.
Please Note: Gallery admission is not required. Tinkerers who would like to enjoy the rest of the Fleet after the workshop may purchase admission at a discounted rate. Participants meet at the main entrance ticket counter at 10:15 a.m.
Science Center members can always enjoy access to the exhibit galleries with their current membership pass. Members must purchase Tinkerers' Club tickets online or at the ticket counter.
Quantities are limited and may not be available the day of the activity. Sign up early to secure your spot! All applicable online fees apply. No tickets can be bought online the day of the event.
Questions? Call the Fleet at: (619) 238-1233 ext. 806
How Do Motors Work?
Join us for this special Tinkerers’ Club where we will explore the inner workings of a motor and build one from very basic materials. Now that you have built the motor, how will you use it?
Prototyping Basics: The No Solder Breadboard
Explore how LED’s resistors and transistors work together on a no solder breadboard. Learn how these materials are utilized in other electronics like computers, subwoofers, robotics and more.
Design a Motorized Machine that Draws! Learn how to solder and use drawing implements to create abstract patterns on paper
October 17 and 24
The Science of Serigraphy
In this special two-class workshop Tinkerers will explore the science of serigraphy, also known as screen printing. In the first class, Tinkerers will use eco-friendly ingredients to make their own printing medium and begin building their printing screen. In the second workshop, Tinkerers will finish the construction of their printing screens and make their very own eco-friendly screen prints. Workshop admission will be sold in a two-class block. Special rates apply: Members $17, Non Members $20.
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