TinkerTech

 

Tinkering encourages you to explore how things work and create what you imagine.

TinkerTech is a set of programs for people of all ages, skill levels, and areas of interest who want to explore science through hands-on activities. We believe that learning occurs most deeply when you personally experience the world around you. With this in mind, we utilize the Museum’s 84-acres of indoor and outdoor learning environments for inquiry-based and project-oriented activities during our tinkering programs.

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Register for Project TinkerTech Here

Register for TinkerTech Family Workshops Here

Helpful Tips to Get You Started

  • We're registering now! 
  • Participants must be current 6th-8th students during the 2017-2018 school year for Project TinkerTech
  • Participants must be at least 6 years of age for TinkerTech Family Workshops

Have Questions??

Contact the Program Coordinator by emailing tinkertech@lifeandscience.org.

 

Project TinkerTech

Do you have a middle school maker at home? Does your child enjoy building and creating? If so, there’s a club for that. This fall, the Museum of Life and Science is launching Project: TinkerTech! This project-based club for middle school students takes place during the 2017-18 school year. Each 10-week session offers a new theme for learners to explore through hands-on activities. Themes are determined by the interests and levels of our participants for a truly unique experience.

TinkerTech-ers will utilize the engineering design process to develop problem solving (and finding!) skills as they tackle projects with the assistance of our educators. Create a heart valve. Program micro-computers. Practice prototyping and develop iterative design skills. No matter the project, each session will be packed full of opportunities to explore science and spark their imaginations.

Fall Session Dates: September 26, 2017 - November 14, 2017
Official club hours are Tuesdays from 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

Sample Daily Schedule
2:45 pm–3:30 pm Study Session (optional, fee required)
3:30 pm Drop-Off and Snack
3:45 pm–5:30 pm Hands-on, project-based activities
5:30 pm Pick-Up

Helpful Tips to Get You Started

  • Fall session meetings occur every Tuesday starting September 26, 2017 and ending November 14, 2017
  • Participants must be current 6th-8th students during the 2017-2018 school year
  • Questions? Visit our Project: TinkerTech FAQ Page.

Register for Project TinkerTech Here

 

TinkerTech Family Workshops

Tinker-ers of all ages and abilities will love these hands-on workshops! Once a month join our team of expert educators as you explore the latest technologies such as 3D printing pens and wearable electronics, while developing skills that create real-world connections to science, technology, and engineering.

Dates: September 15, 2017, from 1–3 pm | September 16, 2017, from 10 am–12 pm | September 16, 2017 from 1–3 pm

Cost: $25 per person*
* Price does not include cost of admission.

Best for ages 6 and older*
* All participating children must be accompanied by an adult. We kindly request that one adult accompany every two children if the participants are under the age of 12.

We've got three sessions to choose from!

Learn more about what activities we'll be doing monthly be clicking the links below:

September October November

 

Register for TinkerTech Family Workshops Here

Have questions? Check out our FAQ here!

 

Prices and Booking

Project: TinkerTech

Prices:
Members: $200 per session
Non-members: $220 per session
Study Time Add On: $30 per session

Changes and Cancellations
The Museum can grant refunds and perform session changes only when received by Friday, September 15, 2017. Each session change or refund comes with a $30.00 processing fee per session. After September 15, 2017 we are not able to process any changes or refunds.

Register for Project TinkerTech Here

TinkerTech Family Workshops

Prices:
$25 per person*
*Does not include the price of admission.

Changes and Cancellations
The Museum can grant refunds only when received by the end of business the Friday the week before the session. After the Friday the week before the workshops, we are not able to process any refunds. You may cancel your registration by calling the Museum at (919) 220-5429 ext. 313, Monday thru Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

Register for TinkerTech Family Workshops Here

Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!