Posts Tagged With - Tinkering

Arkansas museums gather for tinkering

By Aiona Bones on February 5, 2012

The Exploratorium is working with museums across the state of Arkansas to create spaces for open ended making at the intersection of art, science, and technology. While the studios’ infrastructure is being sawed, drilled and bolted together in San Francisco, the folks in Arkansas have been just as busy preparing themselves to direct and facilitate [...]

Arkansas Takes On Tinkering

By Aiona Bones on January 25, 2012

Visitors wandered in to The Museum of Discovery’s new tinkering studio this month for the first time, some pulling rambunctiously on their parent’s shirt sleeves, while others poked around with tentative curiosity. Before long a young contingent had made the commitment to sit down and build something.
While the visitors tinkered, a small team of facilitators, [...]

Tinkering Website

By Aiona Bones on January 24, 2011

ExNET’s Tinkering has been one of our most successful exhibit sets. It pushes on the boundaries of open ended exhibits to include more options, more questions, and more avenues to explore, and it demands from our partners and their visitors that they explore more deeply than they have before. As the tinkering exhibits and studio [...]

Tinkering with Origami

By Aiona Bones on December 29, 2010

Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, is in some ways the ultimate tinkering experience. Like the game go, the rules of origami take only a few moments to learn, but a lifetime to master. It’s a very simple concept with some very complex results. One square of paper, only folds, no cuts, and the [...]

Fort Worth has Lit the Lantern…

By Sam Dean on November 19, 2009

The week-long build-up to the Fort Worth opening is rolling along.  Monday, the museum hosted a media preview, and at dusk officially turned on the Urban Lantern for the public.
The past two nights have been time to bring donors into the building for a first view of the new place, building up to the ribbon-cutting [...]