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Tinkerfest 2019

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Details

A Day of Making!

Tinkering, a popular activity that is a key component of the nationwide “Maker Movement,” takes place every day in the Museum of Discovery’s Tinkering Studio. Once a year at Tinkerfest, tinkering takes over the entire museum and neighboring streets for a day-long event with more than 40 hands-on, interactive activities. Each activity engages children and adults, teaches visitors how everyday objects such as cars and computers work, and provides opportunities to explore the engineering and science behind building objects.

Purchase Tickets (go to Sep 14 on the ticket calendar and select “Tinkerfest”)

We need Tinkerfest volunteers! Sign up here!

2019 Tinkerfest Activities (subject to change)

* Denotes an activity excellent for toddlers

Vacuum Play with Welspun

Airplane Design and Testing with Dassault Falcon Jet

Circuit Blocks with Southwest Power Pool

*Tinkering with Food with Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center

*Wrenches, Nuts and Bolts Exploration with Baldwin & Shell

Acrylic Sculptures with Mr. Plastic

Tinkering with Wax with Galley Support Innovations

Chain Reactions with Garver

Tech Take-Apart with Best Buy

Meet 501st Legion (Star Wars Characters)

String Petting Zoo with Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Robotics with Museum of Discovery’s Girls in STEM Robotics Team

*Sensory Station with The Discovery Network

Soap Sculptures with Mid America Science Museum

Phenakistoscopes with Science Museum Oklahoma

Rope Making with Kenneth Matoka

Robot Demos with Harding Robotics Team

*Wind Tunnels

Balloon Maze

Plastic Panel Polygons

Custom Stamp Making

LEGO Shape Matching

LEGO Linkages

LEGO Rovers

Stop Motion Animation with Arkansas Museum of Natural         Resources

Artificial Intelligence with Central High Computer Science Club

*Sand Pendulums

Tapestry Table Weaving and Vine Making

Chromatography Flowers

Water Rockets

*Wind Twirlers

*Simple Machines Busy Board

Drones with Central AR FPV Experience

Making with Arkansas Innovation Hub

Giant Linker Logs

*Sanding and Rasping

Car Take Apart

Solar Powered Scribble Bots

Solar Panels with Entegrity

*Percussion Playground

Flappy Arm Inflatable Machine

Engraving Dog Tags and Wood Slices

Pyrography (Wood Burning Art)

Marble Art Nail Polish

*Sensory Sand with Arkansas Autism Foundation

*Pegboard Pixel Art

*Mega Murals of Materials

*Water Play with Cascading Water

*Water Play with Troughs

*Water Play with Water Tower and PVC Pipes

*Water Play with Water Walls

Thank you to our Tinkerfest Sponsors!

We are very thankful for our corporate sponsors.