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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.


Catapults and Trebuchets
Explore the field of mechanical engineering as you construct a catapult or trebuchet designed to launch a ball across the room. Hypothesize how far it will go, and measure the results. Want it to fly further? Head back to the lab, tinker and test again!