Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D printing, chain reactions, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics. Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities, including:
3D Printing and Design
Learn how to design in three dimensions using Tinkercad and explore how 3D printers can turn digital models into reality.
Explore MIT’s App Inventor program and develop your own app for a smartphone or tablet.
Discover the potential of engineering improvisation as we tinker and create chain reaction contraptions.
Build unique physical representations as you explore interesting ways to visualize and tell stories with data.
Create a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys.
Use copper tape and LEDs to create your own artistic light-up cards, paper models, and more.
Programming with Scratch
Design your own simple video game or animation using the block-based programming language Scratch.
Saturday, May 20 - Kinetic Sculptures
Sunday, May 21 - Kinetic Sculptures
Saturday, May 27 - 3D Printing
Sunday, May 28 - Paper Circuits
Saturday, June 3 - Kinetic Sculptures
Sunday, June 4 - Data Sculptures
Saturday, June 10 - 3D Printing and Design
Sunday, June 11 - 3D Printing and Design
Saturday, June 17 - Scratch
Sunday, June 18 - App Inventor
Saturday, June 24 - Chain Reaction
Sunday, June 25 - Chain Reaction
Free with museum admission and appropriate for ages 12+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to change.