Tinkerfest, a one-day festival that features makers, artists, engineers and crafters, will be returning for its 11th year, as announced by the Museum of Discovery. This 11th annual Tinkerfest will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. 


This event is friendly to guests of all ages, and showcases more than 40 activities for all to experience. These activities range among using raw materials and tools, creating unique machines, launching rockets, exploring art and other crafting and building options. Guests will be able to explore construction equipment and other construction-related activities provided by presenting sponsor, Kiewit-Massman. 


Robot competitions, car take-aparts, drone demonstrations, parachute drops, water play and LEGO build challenges will also be among events offered to guests. This year, Tinkerfest will also feature a sensory station that will provide activities for neurodivergent guests, creating a soothing and calming environment. 


“Igniting and fueling a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic and interactive experiences is our mission which Tinkerfest serves perfectly,” Kelley Bass, the Museum of Discovery CEO, said. “On top of an incredibly fun day, our event guests will leave more curious about how everyday objects work and be inspired to innovate and solve problems.” 


Tinkerfest will be included in the price of the Museum of Discovery’s daily admission, which is priced at $10 for adults, $8 for children ages one-year-old to 12-years-old and free for infants younger than one. Teachers, seniors, Little Rock city employees and both active and retired military are admitted for $8. SNAP recipients plus an additional five people in their party are admitted for $2 each, according to the Museum of Discovery news release. 


Sponsors for this event include: Kiewit Massman; Delta Dental; Ace Glass; Baldwin & Shell; Dassault Falcon Jet LLC; Entergy Arkansas; Galley Support Innovations; Garver; Mr. Plastic; Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS); Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts; Associated General Contractors of Arkansas and Taylor & Taylor Law Firm. 

For more information about Tinkerfest, visit the Museum of Discovery website.


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