Swinging Girl

 Crank Puppets Tinkering

July IDEA Lab Activity

Crank Puppet Tinkering

July 1 – 30 · FREE with Admission
Every day in July, design and build your own simple machine. Learn the basics of mechanics, including gear ratios, cams and followers. Bring to life a mechanical machine that dances and twirls or jumps and shakes as you get to choreograph all your character’s moves. 

Dino Footprints

Special Dinosaur Activity

July 24 – 30 · FREE with Admission 
Visit during this special week when dinosaurs takeover our tinkering activity! After you explore Dinosaurs Around the World, design and build your own dinosaur as a simple machine.

A new activity featured every month!

Inside the IDEA Lab there is a tinkering space, located at the front of the learning world, which features monthly activities that are open to the public and included with admission. You can stop by for a few minutes or a few hours to tinker around on a creation that’s all your own.