Join Science Museum Oklahoma from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2019, for Tinkerfest presented by Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR, a daylong celebration of curiosity and creativity! Admission to the museum and all activities are free.
Tinkering is a valuable form of learning powered by exploration and discovery. SMO's Tinkerfest will encompass the entire museum and grounds, bringing together makers, artists, crafters, engineers, and educators to showcase how their diverse skills converge. Have you ever repaired something that was broken? Toyed with a recipe? Taken something apart just to see what was inside? That's tinkering!
Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to get hands-on with a variety of activities from using raw materials and tools to create unique machines to launching rockets and art exploration, plus numerous crafting and building options.
What kind of activities will be at Tinkerfest?
A lot! Tinkerfest 2018 included taking apart two entire cars, 3D printing, bicycle maintenance, book binding, candle making, cardboard car and cardboard plane building, carpentry, DJ/turntablist, dog house construction, driving robots, edible slime, taking apart electronics, fluid painting, foil sculpting, an instrument playground, Lego Sumo, light painting, loom knitting, Morse code bracelets, music production, origami, pancake art, planispheres, plastic fusion, pinhole cameras, podcasting how-to, power tool pumpkin carving, theremins, resin casting, robot demos, rocket launching, rope making, Rube Goldberg machines, snap circuits, shadow play, soldering, spinning fabrics and fibers, using math to make music, violin making, weaving, wind energy — and more!