12th Annual Tinkerfest Returns to Museum of Discovery

From tinkerers to creators to crafters to makers, all hands-on learners can benefit from attending the 2023 Tinkerfest at the Museum of Discovery, regardless of age.

Now in its 12th year, the annual fun-filled event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tinkerfest is designed to spark curiosity and inspire creativity for those looking to explore how things work. Guests can try out more than 50 projects, hobbies and crafts including:

  • rope making
  • dentist for a day
  • Lego build challenges
  • tools in the kitchen
  • environmental awareness planters
  • dino vet clinic
  • change a tire
  • air-powered vehicles
  • tiny pottery wheels
  • concrete excavation
  • construction equipment rodeo
  • tech take-apart
  • bee hive observation and frame making

There will be many more activities for the whole family, plus a sensory station with activities for neurodivergent guests in a calming and soothing environment. 

“Tinkering serves our mission perfectly as it encourages exploration and engineering,” Museum of Discovery CEO Kelley Bass says. “It’s incredible to see toddlers, grandparents and all ages in between problem-solving and innovating together.” 

Tinkerfest events are included in the museum’s daily admission: $12 for adults, $10 for children ages 1-12 and free for infants younger than 1. Seniors, teachers, Little Rock city employees and active and retired military are admitted for $10.

To purchase tickets, click here. Learn more about the Tinkerfest event and The Museum of Discovery by visiting the museum’s website, Facebook and Instagram.

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