The Museum of Discovery in Little Rock will be hosting its 12th annual Tinkerfest this Saturday, Sept. 16, a one-day festival that brings together makers, artists, engineers and crafters both inside and outside the museum.


From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests of all ages will have the opportunity to engage in more than 40 activities, ranging from using raw materials and tools to create unique machines to launching rockets, art exploration, robot races, drone demonstrations, pottery making and much more. Additionally, guests will be able to explore construction equipment and other construction-related activities provided by presenting sponsor Kiewit-Massman Construction. 


“Tinkering serves our mission perfectly as it encourages exploration and engineering,” Museum of Discovery CEO Kelley Bass said. “It’s incredible to see toddlers, grandparents and all ages in between problem-solving and innovating together.”  


The Museum of Discovery is partnering with the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, Discovery Lab in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Science Museum of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, to promote each institution’s Tinkerfest event, each being held on different Saturdays in September with a Tinkerfest passport. Each organization will have a book-binding station for guests to create their own passports and get them stamped at each event they attend. 


Tinkerfest activities are included in the museum’s regular admission: $12 for adults, $10 for children ages one to 12 and free for infants younger than one year. Seniors, teachers, Little Rock city employees and active and retired military are admitted for $10. SNAP recipients, plus an additional five people in their party, are admitted for $2 each.


For more information, visit the event’s website


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