What's a Tinkerfest?

Tinkerfest, the Amazeum's one-day celebration of creativity, curiosity and hands-on learning, brings makers, tinkerers, artists, and creatives from diverse disciplines together for a day of family fun and discovery. Tinkerfest features science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) activities created by the local maker community, partner museums from across the country, and the Amazeum team. Admission to Tinkerfest is included in paid daily admission and membership.

Spend a day learning through play - attend Tinkerfest Saturday, October 5!

Amazeum Tinkerfest 2018 from Scott Family Amazeum on Vimeo.

Whether a beginner or an avid tinkerer, Tinkerfest is a great family activity for all ages from grade school to grown-up where all can play, connect, create, and make together. 


What happened at Tinkerfest 2018?

Woodworking  - Northwest Arkansas Community College

Clay Throwing - Community Creative Center (Even more fun than you think, they're bringing the Wheel Mobile.)

Stomp Rockets - Old High Middle School

Musical Tinkering - Thaden School

3D Printed Puzzle Blocks - NWA 3D

Sticky Faces - Bentonville Public Library

PLAYnes - Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

Robots - 4H Robotics

Mocking Bird Audio - AwdaRT and Eugene Sargent (Amazeum Makers in Residence)

Calder Mobile - Omaha Children's Museum

Trash Bots - Discovery Lab (Tulsa, OK)

Makey Makey Super Mario Bros. - Science Museum of Oklahoma

IR & UV Photo Booth - Idea Factory

Black Light Scribbling Machines - Amazeum

Phosphorescent Play - Museum of Discovery, Little Rock

Ramp Play - Amazeum

Oobleck Play - Amazeum (kids love this one)

2D - 3D Shape Building - Asheville Museum of Science

Helium Foam Shapes - Amazeum

Tapigami - Amazeum

Digitally Enabled Automata - Wonderful Idea Company (Oakland, CA)

Alien Zoo - Chabot Space and Science Center (Oakland, CA)

Learn to Solder - The Conductor (Conway, AR)

Car Take A Part - Amazeum/British Iron Touring Club (It's like automobile dissection, really.) 

Welding - Justin, Dustin, & Amanda (All accomplished welders)

Steel Bluing- Amanda Wilshire AwdaRT

Ball Launcher - Amazeum (brand new experience)


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The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families located in Bentonville, Ark. A museum with a foundation in the arts and sciences, the Amazeum encourages creativity, curiosity and community through exhibits, educational collaboration, and programs, workshops and camps. Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, tinkering hub, nearly one acre of outdoor space, and ever-evolving daily pop-up activities.



Mon: 10 am - 5 pm
Tues: Closed
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm
CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year's Day (Jan. 1)
Please check our calendar for other variations of our hours.


Members - FREE
Kids under 2 years - FREE
Adults & Kids - $9.50


Copyright © 2019 Scott Family Amazeum

Website by Adair Creative Group