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Tinkerfest 2022

September 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Tinkerfest built by Kiewit-Massman is a celebration of curiosity and creativity that allows guests of all ages to explore how things work through hands-on activities. See the more than 40 planned activities below (activities subject to change.) Returning this year will be a sensory station that will provide activities for neurodivergent guests in a calming and soothing environment.

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 (Must purchase tickets at door to show proof.)

Volunteers are needed the day of Tinkerfest (must be at least 14 years of age) for the following shifts: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Large Construction Equipment  (Kiewit-Massman)
Dentist for a Day (Delta Dental)
SumoBots (Harding Robotics Team)
Car Take-Aparts
Rainbow Rice
Yarn Dream Catchers
Playdough Mazes
Loose Parts Nature Play (Arkansas State Parks)
Giant Dirt Pile (Kiewit-Massman)
Dino Prints
Plastic Mini-Sculptures (Mr. Plastic)
Create-a-Bot (Harding Robotics Team)
Tool Puzzle
Cross Stitch Weaving
Parachute Drops (MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History)
Tinkering with Construction (Baldwin & Shell)
Central Arkansas FPV Racers
Solar Suitcase & Trailer (Entegrity)
Large Lincoln Logs
Bucket Beats
Pulley Power
Mineral Hardness Exploration
Fix a Flat (Recycled Bikes 4 Kids)
Painting Zone (Kiewit-Massman)
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra – Percussion Play
Water Filtration (Garver)
Chalk Mural
Water Play
Obstacle Course
Tooth Decay Exploration (Delta Dental)
Tech Take Apart
Junk Bots
Jewelry Making
Magnet Play
Fidget Spinner
Tinkering with Legos
Playing with Roadways (Women in Transportation Seminar)
Tiny Throwing Wheel Pottery (Arkansas Innovation Hub)
Wet Felting
Bleach Art
Needle Felting
CD Suncatchers
Circuit Blocks (Entergy)
Glow Light Play

Thank you to our Tinkerfest Sponsors!

We are very thankful for our corporate sponsors.