Discover Your Inner Inventor
This automaton does what I want it to!
I built this automaton myself
LEDs, batteries + fuzzy parts = digital bling
Learning how to build a simple structure
Automatons creating art
Course all laid out
Ready to roll!
Tinkering with tops
Tinkering with circuits
Tinkering supplies for your creations
Let your imagination soar in our wind tubes!
A collection of tops
Please note that the Tinkering Studio will be closed on Sunday, December 25th. The rest of the Fleet Science Center will be open.
Join us in the Tinkering Studio to channel your inner Leonardo da Vinci or Thomas Edison and explore a full spectrum of STEAM activities: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Guests of all ages are invited to work collaboratively on daily projects and challenges that are designed to help you innovate, think critically and expand the limits of what can be created.
Explore re-use and sustainability through material challenges with cardboard, plastic, playing cards and more.
Create bridges, marble tracks and simple machines using recycled materials and studio supplies.
Design paper sculptures inspired by origami, kirigami, geometry, topology and abstract art.
What will you invent today?
We also offer 3D printing workshops! Stay tuned for upcoming dates.
Sunday–Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.*
Saturday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
*Hours subject to change. Please inquire upon your arrival.
Have questions? Contact us!
Tinkering Studio Workshops:
Tinkerers’ Club: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Tinkering Studio was made possible by a major gift in honor of Grace and Jeffrey, and generous grants from the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation and the Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust.