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Science Fiction, Science Future

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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). 


This summer join the Tinkerers’ Club to explore themes from our new exhibition, Science Fiction, Science Future. Makers of all ages have an opportunity to learn about biomimicry, cyborg technology, time travel and more through awesome projects you can take home with you! Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended.

Price per project:

Members: $17
Nonm
embers: $20

Register Today

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 at the ticket counter.

Quantities are limited and may not be available the day of the activity. Sign up early to secure your spot!

Questions? Call the Fleet at: (619) 238-1233 ext. 806


New Collaborators:

Collaborative Maker Workshops with local artists & organizations.

Museum of Photographic Arts:

The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection and preservation of photography, film and video.

 

Craftmossphere:

San Diego Makers/Designers of Terrariums and Kokedama, creating atmosphere for you living and work space.

 


SCHEDULE:

New Workshop Dates Coming Soon!

 

May

May 28

Time Travel: Flux Capacitors

Travel back to the future like Marty McFly with this clever invention from Doctor Emmett Brown. Explore how circuitry works and use creativity to construct your very own flux capacitor. Time travel is not guaranteed!

Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended. Prices (per project): $17 members; $20 nonmembers. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.

 

 

June

June 4 & 11

Holograms and 3D Photography

Join us for this very special two part collaborative workshop with the Museum of Photographic Arts. Explore the origins of 3D technology, holograms and see the past in three dimensions with a viewer of your own creation. Tinkerers will also get a sneak peek at an upcoming exhibition opening at MOPA, which features 3D technology. Do you have what it takes to explore the world in 3D? Workshop admission will be sold in a two-class block. Special Rates Apply: $20 members; $25 nonmembers.

 

 

June 18 & 25

Biomimicry is the Highest Form of Flattery

The Tinkerers’ Club welcomes Craftmossphere for a very special two-part collaborative workshop! In the future, space for growing crops could be limited and growing food at home may become the norm. Experiment with kokedama, a form of Japanese hanging string gardening, and learn about biomimicry and sustainability in the process.

Workshop admission will be sold in a two-class block. Special Rates Apply: $20 members; $25 nonmembers.

 

 

July

July 2

May the Fourth Be With You

Need some extra light for your 4th of July celebrations? Join us in the Tinkering Studio for a very special 4th of July lightsaber workshop.  Design your very own lightsaber and decide if you are a Jedi or Sith. May the Fourth (of July) be with you and light up your celebrations.

Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended. Prices (per project): $17 members; $20 nonmembers. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.

 

 

July 9

Humanoid Robotics: Mechanical Hands

Our hands are incredible machines that allow us to manipulate the world around us. In this Tinkerers’ Club we’ll study human hand anatomy and build a simple mechanical hand using everyday objects.

Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended. Prices (per project): $17 members; $20 nonmembers. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.

 

 

July 16

See Into the Future

Investigate periscope technology and how light travels. Design a simple optical device that will let you see over walls, around corners and into the future. 

Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended. Prices (per project): $17 members; $20 nonmembers. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.

 

 

July 23

Faraday Cage

Don’t let those electromagnetic influences get you down! This week we will explore the science of Faraday cages and design our own to keep those unwanted space and electromagnetic rays away from our electronics!

Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended. Prices (per project): $17 members; $20 nonmembers. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.