exploratorium

Cardboard Automata Tinkering Workshop

November 17, 2016 through January 29, 2017
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Included with museum admission.

Note: Ages 10+ for daytime hours. Ages 18+ for evening hours.

Make your own mechanical sculptures—known as automata—by tinkering with cardboard, craft foam, and other familiar materials. You’ll use simple mechanisms to make objects move up and down, turn around, or jump back and forth. Design a scene that you imagine, then build a simple machine to make it work. This activity takes about 45 minutes to complete.