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Explorables: Clothespin Automata

Saturday, November 10, 2018 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Gallery 2, Tinkering Studio

Included with museum admission and free for Daytime Members.

Note: These activities are drop-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Ages 8+.


Come and play with motion and mechanisms with Explorables! Use clothesline pins, foam, moving parts, and other everyday materials to investigate and build different types of whimsical contraptions. Explore the intersection of art and engineering, and tell playful stories with your contraption.


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.