January - Luminescence
In a salute to James Cameron’s AVATAR: The Exhibition™, join our own Tinker Task Force as we explore the magic of luminescence.
January 25 - We welcome our guests from Toledo’s Imagination Station.
Explore the science of Cool Light and mix up your own batch of glowing slime.
February - Mechanical BrushBot
Come construct and put your own mechanical BrushBot through our group challenges.
March - Women Innovator Coasters
Join our Tinker Task Force as we salute the women from OnInnovation.com. Make a cool image coaster
Honoring these innovators.
April - Reinvent Detroit Cityscape
Help the Tinker Task Force create a new Detroit using recyclable materials.
Community Maker on April 26th - TechShop Detroit Presents: COMPRESSED AIR PAPER ROCKETS!
A blast for kids 5 and up in a make, play and take format. We'll have a station for kids to cut out, assemble, modify and decorate soft paper rockets. Once built, kids (and the young of heart!) can shoot their rocket from a compressed air launcher made from common plumbing and lawn sprinkler parts along a fixed monofilament line that is attached to the museum ceiling. In this way, we can send the rockets on dramatic indoor flights while controlling precisely where they fly. Each rocket will ride along that monofilament fishing line by hitching onto a section of plastic straw that slides up and down the line. The flight is controlled by the design of your rocket and the air pressure that you pump into the launcher. Afterward, folks can take their rockets home with them. Tools used are paper tape, markers and common scissors.
May - Making Speakers
In honor of our new exhibit, Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power, we’ll make our own audio speakers.
Community Maker for May 31st - Arts & Scraps Presents: Be Your Own Inventor
Let your creative juices & innovative skills flow! Make your own invention using a variety of materials.
June - Making Music
In honor of our Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power exhibit, come make your own guitar.
Community Maker for June 28th - Ben's Encore: Build Your Own Musical Instrument
Ben's Encore, a local nonprofit that provides opportunities for aspiring musicians and music education, will be building homemade instruments in support of the Women Who Rock exhibit. Come by and check out how to build instruments with household items and even play music with fruits and vegetables! Learn more about Ben's Encore at www.bensencore.com
July - Maker Faire™ Detroit
In a salute to our Maker Faire™ Detroit, explore Edison’s contributions and make your own simple circuit.
August - Rocketry
Join the Tinker Task Force as we construct some easy air rockets.
September - Discovery Camp’s Greatest Hits
Join our Tinker Task Force as we repeat the favorite projects of our summer Discovery Camp.
October - Grossology
Join the ghoulish Halloween fun as we look at the science behind Halloween magic.
November - Touchdown with Gridiron Glory
Come Salute our newest exhibit, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and explore the science and technology of football.
December - High-Tech Candles
Celebrate the holidays by creating cool flickering LED candles.