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.
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)