Adventure Science Center’s ‘Tinkering Garage’ reopens Feb. 13
DIY maker space caters to families, budding inventors
NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos available. A media preview with Adventure Science Center staff, members and VIPs will be offered Thursday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Feb. 2, 2016—Back by popular demand, Adventure Science Center is reopening its Tinkering Garage on Saturday, Feb. 13. The temporary exhibit, included with general admission, is a do-it-yourself maker space for families and science enthusiasts of all ages.
The Tinkering Garage allows visitors to step into the ultimate workshop where the space and the resources are provided. It features real tools and real materials where visitors’ inner hacker-maker-inventor can come out to play!
In addition to the exhibit opening, these activities will be included with general admission on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
Music City Tinkering: Get ready to make waves in Music City USA… sound waves, that is! Using real tools and real materials, we’re providing guests with the choice of what to make:
- From banjos to flutes and anything in between, craft your own musical instrument so you can hit Broadway in style as you play some favorite tunes.
- With just a few materials (and a lot of cutting), you can make a sound amplifier for your phone or tablet to keep the jams playing!
- Help kick off our community building project with the Nashville Development Project. Build anything on your own space to add to our ever-growing model city!
Old School Made New: Did you know you can create your own record player to listen to all those vinyl hits?! Learn how – with a few tools and a bit of elbow grease – you can bring life back to those dusty LPs.
Seeing Sound: Discover what sound waves “look” like as we use a variety of instruments, such as a Ruben’s Tube, to bring their movement to life!
In the exhibit space, guests can take apart a small appliance, see how it worked, and then invent something new using its parts. Or they might build a robot or be part of a collaborative group project.
Trained staff and volunteers will be available to assist with tools that need extra supervision and will happily brainstorm if tinkerers hit a creative wall.
The Tinkering Garage will be available for school groups with reservations on specified mornings. The exhibit runs Feb. 13 through May 15 and is included with general admission to the Science Center. More information is available at www.adventuresci.org/tinkeringgarage.
Exhibit made possible with support from The CarMax Foundation and Cornerstone Financial Credit Union.
About Adventure Science Center
For 70 years, Adventure Science Center has brought science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Alabama and beyond. The Center offers hands-on, interactive exhibits and engaging programs that encourage visitors of all ages to explore how science is relevant in their lives. Adventure Science Center encourages imagination and curiosity in a fun, dynamic learning environment. For more information, call (615) 862-5160 or visit www.adventuresci.org.