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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!

 

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.

 

December

December 6: The Tinkerers' Club has been cancel and instead will have a December Nights activity!

December Nights: Borax Snowflakes

Tinkerers will use chemical and engineering skills to create their own sparkly snowflakes. Give them away as gifts or use them to decorate your home. 

December 13

Elephant Toothpaste and Milk Paint!

Two projects in one day! Tinkerers will explore chemical reactions by making their own “elephant toothpaste”, plus use food coloring, dish soap, and milk to create homemade paint for festive holiday artwork! 

December 20

Snowflakes!

Celebrate the season by using paper and wood to design and create snowflakes.  

December 27

Let It Snow!

Use basic ingredients like baking soda and shaving cream to make homemade snow! (Warning! This could get messy!)