Little Rock, Ark. – Museum of Discovery will present the eighth annual Tinkerfest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 14. The one-day festival celebrates innovation, exploration and discovery while uniting technology with craftspeople, artists and families.
Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities from using raw materials and tools to create unique machines to launching rockets and art exploration, plus numerous crafting and building options.
50 activities are planned, including:
- Solar-Powered Robots
- Car Take Apart
- Drone Demos
- Chain Reactions
- Pixel Art
- LEGO Build Challenges
This year the museum is also including a sensory station for guests with sensory processing disorders. The station will include several sensory-friendly activities in a calming and soothing environment. The station will be operated by The Discovery Network, the outreach arm of Museum of Discovery.
“Tinkerfest is one of the most popular and engaging days of the year at Museum of Discovery,” says Kelley Bass, museum CEO. “It gives all our guests the chance to engage in a variety of hands-on activities and let their creativity and imagination run wild. Activities fill the museum and the streets just outside it, and there is almost literally something for everyone.
Tinkerfest activities are included in the museum’s regular daily admission: $10 for adults, $8 for children 1-12 and free for infants younger than 1. Seniors, teachers, Little Rock city employees and active and retired military are admitted for $8. SNAP recipients plus an additional five people are admitted for $2.
The event is sponsored by Welspun; Arkansas Children’s Nutritional Center; Best Buy; Dassault Falcon Jet; Entergy; Garver; Galley Support Innovations; Mr. Plastic; Baldwin and Shell; Southwest Power Pool; Arkansas School for Math, Science and the Arts; Associated General Contractors Arkansas; and The Discovery Network.
For more information on Tinkerfest, visit www.museumofdiscovery.org.
Museum of Discovery’s mission is to ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic, interactive experiences.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1-5 p.m.; Closed Monday (open Mondays in the summer and on major holidays)
Admission: $10 adults; $8 ages 1-12; free under 1; members free
Phone Number: 501.396.7050
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online .