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Tinkerers' Club

Tinkerers' Club
Tinkerers' Club
Tinkerers' Club
Tinkerers' Club
Tinkerers' Club
Tinkerers' Club
Tinkerers' Club
Tinkerers' Club
Tinkerers' Club
Tinkerers' Club
Tinkerers' Club

Join us for the Tinkerers’ Club every Saturday 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 (with an accompanying adult). From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.

 


Price per project:

Nonmembers $15 Members $12. Please note online fees may apply.


Please Note: Registered program participants and their families will need to purchase Fleet admission in addition to the Tinkerers' Club activity fee. Registered Tinkerers' Club participants should enter the museum though the main rotunda entrance and arrive at the Tinkering Studio (located on the Science Center's 1st floor next to Cellular Journey) by 10:30 a.m. to enjoy the fun!

Science Center members can always enjoy access to the exhibit galleries with their current membership pass. Members must purchase tickets online or at the ticket counter.

Quantities are limited and may not be available the day of the activity. Sign up early to secure your spot! All applicable online fees apply. No tickets can be bought online the day of the event.

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


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SCHEDULE:

September

September 6
Solar Energy: Firefly Mason Jars

Tinkerers will create their very own solar powered lanterns in this week’s Tinkerers’ Club.  Using solar panel technology, tinkerers will learn how to harness the power of the sun to create eco-friendly lighting for their backyards. 

Family Science Saturday: Fun with Physics!
This month, Tinkerers will have the opportunity to conduct biology, physics and chemistry experiments in the Tinkering Studio.   

September 13
Basic Building and Chemical Skills Lab: Decoupage!

Use basic building skills to construct a wooden tangram puzzle. Then Tinkerers will use chemistry skills to create a clear adhesive medium that can be used to apply paper, cloth and other materials to the tangram pieces to customize it as their own.

Family Science Saturday: 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
Soldering Skills Lab: Solder Away!

Can you solder? This Saturday in Tinkerer’s Club, we will explore circuits and use soldering techniques to attach LED lights to miniature circuit boards. Tinkerers will have their very own light-up creation to take home.

Family Science Saturday: 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
Basic Building and Chemical Skills Lab: Pinhole Cameras and Printing

This Saturday Tinkerers’ will explore photography techniques and design their own pinhole camera.  Tinkerers’ can create Van Dyke prints of their outdoor images. 

Family Science Saturday: 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: OOBLECK!

TINKERERS’ CLUB: Chemical Skills Lab

This week Tinkerers will make their very own Oobleck, a material that acts like both a liquid and a solid. Play with this strange substance and use sound waves to make your Oobleck dance!

Family Science Saturday: Hands on Science: Balistics. 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: Glow in the Dark SLIME!!!

TINKERERS’ CLUB: Chemical Skills Lab

Explore the chemistry of goo!  Tinkerers will make their very own glow-in-the-dark slime to take home and gross out their families!                 

Family Science Saturday: Hands on Science: 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: Science of Serigraphy Part 1

TINKERERS’ CLUB: This is part one of a two-part workshop series.  Tinkerers will explore the science of serigraphy, also known as screen printing.  Use eco-friendly ingredients to make your own printing medium and begin building your own printing screen.  Workshop admission will be sold in a two-class block for October 18 and 25.

 

Special Rates Apply.

Family Science Saturday: 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: Science of Serigraphy Part 2

TINKERERS’ CLUB:  Part two of the Science of Serigraphy. This week Tinkerers will finish the construction of their printing screens and make their very own eco-friendly screen prints. Tinkerers can utilize materials in studio for printing or bring your own pre-washed t-shirt from home to print on. Workshop admission will be sold in a two-class block for October 18 and 25.

 

Special Rates Apply.

Family Science Saturday: 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.