Explorables: Automata Workshop

Saturday, October 20, 2018 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Bechtel Gallery 3

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Come play with motion and mechanisms. Use cams, cranks, and moving parts to investigate and build different types of contraptions made with everyday materials such as cardboard and paper. Explore the intersection of art and engineering, and tell playful stories with your contraptions. 


Use everyday materials to create models and other tools for exploring the world around us. Run by a highly skilled, dedicated team of volunteers, these drop-in workshops mix classic activities with open-ended investigations, encouraging participants to follow their hunches to aha moments of scientific insight.

All materials provided; take what you make.

Explorables has been offering science to go since 1990.