The Tinkering Studio Projects
The Tinkering Studio is primarily an R&D laboratory on the floor of the Exploratorium, but whenever possible we try to share our projects, activities, and developing ideas following an “open source” model. Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
From a tabletop to a computer screen, take whirlwind tour of all things spinning!
Make a spinning top with common household materials like yogurt cups, bottle caps, pencils, cardboard cutouts and more!
Use homemade conductive and resistant play-doh to build electronic sculptures that light up, move, and make sounds.
Looking at tinkering through an early childhood lens, there's so much to explore!
Stack ordinary objects to build unusual towers in this simple activity for makers and tinkerers of all ages.
Do you ever wonder what’s inside your toys? You’ll make some exciting and surprising discoveries!
Build your own Unstable Table (inspired by the Exploratorium exhibit with the same name!) with everyday materials.