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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!

 

June

June 6: Marshmallow Ballistics

Use marshmallows as projectiles! Create a catapult out of recycled materials and launch fluffy masses at your friends and family.

June 13: Puppetry

Try your hand at puppetry.  Make basic hand puppets or design a marionette!

June 20: Craft a Contortionist

Create your own model of a contortionist and explore the art and science of packanatomicalization!

June 27: Optical Curiosities: Flip Sticks and Thaumatropes

Use of flip-sticks and thaumatropes to create your very own optical illusion. Tinkerers will explore how two images can be seen together even though they are on opposite sides of the paper.

 

July

July 4: Stomp Rockets!

Use recycled materials to design and create your very own rocket. We’ll use PVC pipe and hot air to make it fly!

July 11: Catapults

This Saturday, Tinkerers can design their very own catapult! Use recycled materials and other provided supplies to construct a siege weapon or a tool to toss treats at your dog! 

July 18: Hovercrafts

Try your hand at creating a CD hovercraft and see how it floats!

July 25: Pendulum Painting

Use our extra-large pendulum painters to explore the physics concepts of motion and vibration and create geometric shapes on paper that you can take it home. This activity can get messy!