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Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
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Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
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Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club

Stop by on Saturdays to play, innovate and solve problems with other curious minds in the Tinkerers’ Club, led by our in-house inventors. Take your invention home and share your creation and stories with friends. Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended.

 

Price per project:

Members: $17
Nonm
embers: $20

 

Get Tickets!

 

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


 

Collaborative Maker Workshops with local artists & organizations.

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum preserves the heritage of railroading through a series of miniature representations of California railroads, as well as research and preserve the history of model railroading.

 


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September

September 3

End of Summer Solar Oven

Learn how light reflects and make a solar oven that gather the sun’s rays.  Experiment with how shape and design can affect the temperature of the oven.

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.

 

 

September 17 & 24

Magnetic Levitation Trains

Join us for a special two part workshop with the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Tinkerers will have an opportunity to explore train technology with a history lesson at the SDMRM in week one. Week two features a “make it, take it” magnetic levitation train model in the Fleet’s Tinkering Studio at the Fleet Science Center. Workshop admission will be sold in a two-class block.

Special Rates Apply: Members $20, nonmembers $25. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.

 

 

October

October 15

Google Cardboard Workshop

Experience virtual reality using your smartphone and creating your own Google cardboard headset to explore places you have never seen.  This workshop is for ages 7+. Smartphone not included.

 

October 29

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Join us as we prepare for the “Day of the Dead” celebration with a multi-museum collaborative project with Mingei International Museum. Decorate a sugar skull in the Tinkering Studio at the Fleet Science Center and make Paper Flowers at Mingei International Museum to decorate your home Ofrenda for the Day of the Dead.

Special rates and ticketing conditions apply. Please see the website for details.

Sugar Skulls: 1 for $3.00 or 2 for $5.00, tickets only available on October 29. 

Mingei: Paper Flowers: $5.00 per family, tickets only available on October 29

 

 

 

November

November 5

Intro to Arduino

Do you have what it takes to create the next great interactive technological experience? Join us to learn the basics of programming Arduino to control a circuit.

Special Rates Apply: Members $20, nonmembers $25. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.

 

 

November 19

Marshmallow Turkey Shooters

Use power tools and ingenuity to construct your very own marshmallow launching device. Can you hunt a turkey with this shooter?

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.

 

 

December

December 10

Holiday Lights, Paper Circuits

ILearn how to solder and create artistic paper circuits that light up when you close the circuit. Create your paper circuit as an interactive art piece or a holiday card for friends and family.

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.

 

 

December 17

Kaleidoscope

Explore how mirrors are used to create beautiful repeating patterns and experiment with various angles to observe how light reflects in a kaleidoscope of your own creation.

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.