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Tinkerfest 2021 built by Kiewit-Massman Construction

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Details

Guests and museum members are encouraged to purchase/reserve tickets in advance:

9 a.m.

11 a.m.

1 p.m.

Tinkerfest is a celebration of curiosity and creativity that allows guests of all ages to explore how things work through hands-on activities. Activities include car takeaparts, robotics, water play, circuits and more! Guests to Tinkerfest 2021 built by Kiewit-Massman will enjoy an estimated 35 activities.

  • DIY Wind Chimes
  • Magnet Play + Materials
  • Pulley Power
  • Matchbox Car Ramps
  • Tinkering with Animatronics
  • Measuring & Pouring
  • Robo Sumo
  • Bridge Building
  • Shrinking Plastics
  • Laser Table
  • Screen Printing
  • Drones
  • Cardboard Construction
  • Toy & Enrichment Making for Museum Animals
  • Tool Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Felt Farm
  • Percussion Play
  • Floor is Lava
  • PVC Percussion
  • Car Take Apart
  • Traffic Flow Simulator
  • Equipment Rodeo with Kiewit-Massman
  • Technology Show & Tell
  • Overpass Bridge Construction
  • Water Rockets
  • FrankenToys
  • Scribble Bots
  • “Can you Gear me now?”
  • Pipe Water Towers
  • Energy Management with Water
  • Bee Town – Pollinators
  • Bee Bots
  • Tinkering Egg Crate Flowers
  • Large Lincoln Logs
  • Circuit Blocks
  • Catapulting Paper Airplanes

With new COVID-19 cases still prevalent in Arkansas, the Museum of Discovery is taking precautions to make Tinkerfest 2021 a safe event. That’s why we are selling tickets for specific entry times – 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We took this timed-ticket approach for the four smaller Tinkerfests in 2020, and it helped regulate the flow of people entering the site. However, we never had to enforce the two-hour limit, meaning at 11 a.m. we didn’t have to ask the 9 a.m. group to leave and same at 1 p.m. with the 11 a.m. group. We reserve the right to enforce the two-hour limit if the event gets overly crowded, but with a larger site and 350 tickets sold for each of the timeslots, we don’t anticipate having to enforce the two-hour limit.

Tinkerfest events 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.

Guests and museum members are encouraged to purchase/reserve tickets in advance:

9 a.m.

11 a.m.

1 p.m.

Thank you to our Tinkerfest Sponsors!

We are very thankful for our corporate sponsors.