Swinging Girl
Crank Puppets Tinkering

Tinkering Activities

A new activity featured every month!

Inside the IDEA Lab there is a tinkering space, located at the front of the learning world, which features monthly activities that are open to the public and included with admission. You can stop by for a few minutes or a few hours to tinker around on a creation that’s all your own.


Automata in Flight
Let your ideas take flight! Mechanical engineering and biology collide as you design and build a mechanical puppet. Consider the body’s joints and movement as you create a super hero, bird, dragon or other flying organism. It’s a great way to learn about automation, gears and cranks while building a fun toy!

Tinkering schedule>>