Explorables: Handmade Science

Saturday, December 9, 2017 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio

Included with museum admission.

Note: Ages 8+. Capacity is very limited; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Food Automata

Play with your food to explore simple mechanisms and build a moving sculpture from scratch. Use cookie cams, breadstick axles, candy, crackers, and other snacks to create a unique kinetic treat with the help of Explorables volunteers.

This activity is inspired by Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a collection of humorous contemporary automata, founded in 1982.


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.