INVESTIGATION BY MAKING
Blinking lights, rolling marbles, flying machines and jittering contraptions. The Tinkering Studio at the Museum is active space where guests are able to slow down and immerse themselves more deeply in an investigation of scientific phenomena and make something representative of their creative selves.
Design and assemble a self-portrait scribble bot. What would you like as jitter contraption?
Design and make a flying contraption. Watch it sore through the wind tunnel.... or maybe hover around the top? You decide.
Learn by doing. Thinking with your hand. The clay the car is made of is also conducting the electricity that powers the LED light. Who knew?
Through team work or on your own, design a gravity powered marble run. Fun for everyone!
Sewn Circuits! Yep, it's the thread that conducts the electricity. Enjoy learning about electrical circuits and the science behind the conductivity in making these awesome bracelets and more.
Paper circuits. Come on out and make your artwork light up the room!
Make something fabulous and it will be displayed in one of the Tinkering cases.
Arkansas Discovery Network, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, makes so much of the science and technology exhibits and activities possible and the Museum.
The Exhibit Center and Oil Field Park are fully accessible.
Parking spaces near the entrance
Wheelchairs available (2 onsite)