Get Tinkering in the Test Lab at Scienceworks
- Sun May 14 - Sun May 21 2017
If your kids are constantly taking things apart and putting them back together at your place, why not make a trip to Scienceworks where they are running a pop-up maker space for older kids to get their tinker on.
Kids are invited to invent and make to their hearts' content, in an environment where they will also get to learn from inspiring local makers and inventors.
Currently, experimental artists Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen from Cake Industries are the Tinkerers in Residence the Scienceworks Test Labs where they will use mechatronics, robotics, carpentry, 3D printing, and reworked everyday objects to create the unexpected.
For something different, there is also the The Incredible Marble Machine just waiting for curious hands to work with tubes, levers, pulleys, bells and other mechanical equipment to create a machine that will move marbles across pegboards. The aim is to make the kookiest, most creative contraption possible!
Running until May 21, 2017 you can drop by the shed anytime between 10am and 4pm as it's covered by the general museum entry fee. Children must be accompanied by an adult, however. For more information and to book a museum entry ticket online, head to their website.
(If you think your kiddos would love something more regular, the Young Makers Club Melbourne is a monthly club for 12-18 year olds at Scienceworks, where they build while making new friends. Application forms available from here.
Image Credit: Museum Victoria
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