Tinkering Time

The Exploration Place just opened their new Tinkering Space upstairs in the George Phillips Exhibit Gallery! The hands-on exhibit provides families with an opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design and Mathematics (STEAM) learning together. Developed in-house by the team at The Exploration Place and in partnership with Two Rivers Gallery, the space encourages exploration and engages bright, curious minds through a variety of activities.

In the Tinkering Space families can learn about the beams of coloured light at the Plasma Ball and play with conductive playdoh, explore the basics of electrical circuits in a fun, hands-on way with Squishy Circuits, or make a Flextangle (DIY paper toys) to explore geometry, colour, patterns, and movement. We also have SCRATCH, an online based tool created by MIT to teach all levels and ages how to code! You can use SCRATCH at home on your laptop or tablet for free!

Don’t miss out on this space that inspires creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and digital literacy – the exhibit is open now until April 26, 2020.