Swinging Girl

Shoebox Pinball

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.


Marble Mazes and Other Cardboard Games
Explore the creative and fun side of physics and motion. Use simple tools like cardboard, funnels, tubes, clothespins and dowel rods to engineer a marble maze, Foosball board, pinball machine or other game to play. You create it, so you place the obstacles, plan the noises and determine the rules!

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