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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!


September 6

Week 1: Fun with Physics!

This month, Tinkerers will have the opportunity to conduct biology, physics and chemistry experiments in the Tinkering Studio.   

September 13

Week 2: Papier Mâché!

Use papier mâché to construct robots, rockets ships, hot air balloons and more from recycled materials. Paint and decorate your creations!

September 20

Week 3: Circuit Workshop!

Explore circuits! Learn the difference between closed circuits and open circuits. Use circuits to make your own lights, spinning motors and more.

September 27

Week 4: Camera Obscura

Explore the origins of photography and how the eye works. View the world upside down with your very own camera obscura. 


October - Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

October 4

Week 1: Ballistics

Use Halloween candy as a projectile for your very own catapult! Catapults will be created out of recycled materials. Siege the castle, if you dare!

October 11

Week 2: Chromatography

Channel your inner scientist to explore the dyes and pigments that make up our favorite Halloween candies.  Create colorful candy designs of your own using milk and food coloring.

October 18

Week 3: Franken-Toys and Spooky Imagery Design

It’s almost Halloween! Time to create a FRANKEN-TOY! Tinkerers’ can also create spooky images using handmade invisible ink.

October 25

Week 4: Franken-Toys and Spooky Imagery Design

Franken toys are too fun for just one session so we’re doing it again! Channel your inner mad scientist to create a FRANKEN-TOY for Halloween! Tinkerers’ can also create spooky images using handmade invisible ink.