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Museum Opens New Lab for TinkerFest

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ASHLAND, Ore. – ScienceWorks in Ashland has plans to open its new Da Vinci’s Garage this Saturday at the annual TinkerFest event.

The local museum coordinators said the hands-on event fuses art and technology to promote creativity and imaginative learning. Some of the featured experiments are a Lego building contest, a full car take-apart, and “scribble-bots” that create chalk art. The ScienceWorks Executive Director, Chip Lindsey, explained that the process of “tinkering” is important because it makes kids work through all the options they can to problem-solve.

“We’re looking at how we can challenge people to think more deeply to be resilient. And then we listen for laughter, because like in a great science lab, when you hear laughter it’s because it’s something you didn’t expect,” Lindsey said.

You must pre-register for the workshops. Find the registration form here.

TinkerFest 2014

May 24 & 25, 2014

When: 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Where: ScienceWorks Museum

1500 E Main St. Ashland

Cost: $10 per person age 2 and up

Grand Opening of Da Vinci’s Garage: Saturday at 11 A.M.

Special TinkerFilms: Saturday at 8:30 P.M.