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Tinkerers' 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
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

Join us for the Tinkerers’ Club on Saturdays 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 (tinkerers 12 and under require 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: 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 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:

March

March 7

Tick Tock, Tick Tock!

Have you ever wanted to build your own clock? Do you have an unexpected item at home that you would love to get ticking? Join us for this week's Tinkerers' Club as we explore what makes clocks tick and build your very own clock to take home!

March 14 & 21

The Science of Sound Waves!

Join us for a special 2-week workshop where we explore sound waves. Design and build your very own guitar using paper tubes, wood and more. Use basic building skills and a whole lot of imagination! Workshop admission will be sold in a two-class block for March 14th and 21st.

Special rates apply: NonMembers $20 Members $17

   

March 28

Tick Tock, Tick Tock!

Have you ever wanted to build your own clock? Do you have an unexpected item at home that you would love to get ticking? Join us for this week's Tinkerers' Club as we explore what makes clocks tick and build your very own clock to take home!

April

April 4

Build a Lamp!

Have you ever fancied yourself an electrician? We've got the electrical writing supplies to teach you! How about an usual item at home to create your lamp base? You bring the bright ideas to design your very own lamp!

April 18 & 25

Science of Serigraphy

In this special two-class workshop Tinkerers will explore the science of serigraphy, also known as screen printing. In the first class, Tinkerers will use eco-friendly ingredients to make their own printing medium and begin building their printing screen. In the second workshop, Tinkerers will finish the construction of their printing screens and make their very own eco-friendly screen prints. Workshop admission will be sold in a two-class block for April 18th and 25th.

Special rates apply: NonMembers $20 Members $17

 

May

May 9

Solar-Powered Vehicles

Design and create your own solar-powered vehicle. Weather permitting, we will test them in the San Diego sunshine!

May 16 & 23

Salt Water Etching

Join us for a very special 2-week workshop and explore an engraving process known as etching. Use simple ingredients like; salt, water, batteries and more to engrave permanent designs in metal. Workshop admission will be sold in a two-class block for May 16th and 23rd.

Special rates apply: NonMembers $20 Members $17

 

May 30

Solar-Powered Vehicles

In case you missed the first workshop, join us again this week to design and create your own solar-powered vehicle. Weather Permitting, we will test them in the San Diego sunshine!