Plan Your Visit

Tinker Tank

Come check out Tinker Tank, our hands-on tinkering space in Carnevali Pavillion by the entrance to the Boeing IMAX Theater. This bright space offers staffed, hands-on activities as well a variety of building areas for tinkering with paper airplanes, LEGO, wooden architecture and more that you can explore on your own.

We experiment with aerodynamics using some wind tables (vertical wind tunnels), gravity walls, cardboard amusement parks, Keva blocks, electric circuits and much more. We change the activity every couple of months which means you can always expect something new and interesting. We design activities that are hands-on, open ended and encourage people to try out different ways of thinking. We welcome everyone and believe that everyone has the ability to be an innovator and create something amazing

Tinker Tank is founded on the idea of iterating and learning through failure. You are going to have opportunities to build and design and opportunities for those designs not to work. We want to give you the tools you need to keep going, to new approaches, and to be proud of your work. During our facilitated activity hours, staff and volunteers are on hand and eager to help you figure out challenges and help explore new ideas together. In Tinker Tank there are no right answers, but only different ways of thinking about a problem.

Upcoming Events:

september, 2017

23sep1:00 pm2:15 pmBuild-Your-Own Sidekick Workshop

30sep1:00 pm2:15 pmBuild-Your-Own Sidekick Workshop

Tinker Tank Facilitator Volunteers Needed
Do you love getting other people involved in experimenting and tinkering? Share your passion for making things with others by becoming a Tinker Tank Facilitator Volunteer. Learn More