Tinkering in IDEA Lab
Build. Fiddle. Create.
Do you like working with your hands and finding out how things work? Imagination Station has the program for you. Join us in the IDEA Lab at the science center and embrace your creativity and make something that is uniquely yours. Celebrate innovation and ingenuity and tap into the scientist, engineer and artist within. We can't wait to create with you!
Tinkering workshops are available everyday* and are included in the price of admission.
*Imagination Station is closed on Mondays.
February - Linkages
What do folding chairs, scissors, window hinges and puppets have in common? They all use linkages!
Linkages are a group of parts connected by hinges
that allow each part to rotate and move. Some linkages, like scissors, are simple, while others can be more complex, like the mechanical characters in
Explore motion in new and exciting ways. Create a whimsical creature with wings, a chomping share or a dancing robot - the opportunities are endless!
January - Papertronics
Circuits make up our phones, computers and maybe even one day our clothes! Learn how to complete a circuit and then use your creativity and imagination to make your own electronic collage! If you can dream it, we can help you bring it to life.
Every personality will find joy doing this science project.