Tinkering Tuesday

The Museum’s Tinkering Tuesday program encourages children to do what they do best - let their curiosity take over! Explore the world of engineering by building machines and creating processes, and then explore what happens when you make changes or do things differently. Programming takes place approximately every other Tuesday from
2:30 – 4 p.m. on the Museum’s STEAM Cart at announced locations in the Museum exhibits. Photo courtesy of Anixter

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Check out this video showing the development of the Tinkering Tuesday program with Anixter!

Feb 7 & 21: Get Charged!
Wires, batteries and conductors! Interact with an electrical engineer and tinker with various materials to construct an electrical circuit.

Mar 7 & 21: Opening Doors
How many ways can a door be unlocked?  Explore how your fingerprint is unique to you.

Apr 4 & 18: Electronic Inspectors
Did you ever wonder what makes a mechanical toy, a mixer, or other household items work? Investigate these everyday items, by taking them apart and exploring what’s inside them.

May 2 & 16: Tower Challenge
How strong can you build a tower?  See if your tower can hold the weight of a stuffed animal for 10 seconds!

Jun 13 & 27: Design & Build
What can you create from clay and toothpicks?  Challenge yourself to design and build your own structure.