Tinkering Lab

Real Tools. Real Science. Real Kids. 

This DIY maker-space lets kids experiment with real tools to design their own creations.

Featuring professionally trained staff, visiting engineers, and special programs like Make It Fly, Tinkering Lab is STEAM brought to life.

Special thanks to the Northwestern University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, funded by the National Science Foundation (DMR-1121262), for their help with prototyping and formative evaluation of the Tinkering Lab exhibit.

Tinkering Lab is closed for remodeling Nov. 4-22.

A mother and son wear goggles as they work together to brace their wood project
A caregiver and little girl concentrate on fusing wires together to make their own Tinkering Lab contraption