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 – 3:30 p.m. on the Museum’s STEAM Cart at announced locations in the Museum exhibits. Tinkering Tuesday underwritten by Anixter
- September 3, September 17: Construction and Tools
Put your construction hats on and tinker with child-safe tools in this engineering activity.
- October 1, October 15, October 29: Engineering a Tool
Design and construct a tool or machine to retrieve an object that’s gotten stuck out of your reach.
- November 12, November 26: Strike Up the Band
Tap, clang, pluck, and combine materials to discover the different sounds you can make with your own constructed instrument.
- December 10: Ice Cream in A Bag
Discover how salt can lower the temperature of ice to make this cold, sweet treat.