The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal education, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. Our mission is to change the way the world learns, creating innovative learning environments, enthusiastic leaders, and new knowledge for teacher professional development.
The tinkering Studio
Experiments with science, art, technology, and delightful ideas.
The Tinkering Studio is primarily an R&D laboratory on the floor of the Exploratorium, but whenever possible we try to share our projects, activities, and developing ideas following an “open source” model. Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
We often invite artists, scientists, educators, and jacks-of-all-trades to co-develop ideas, activities, and learn about new technologies. Learn more about these tinkerers, their work, and their involvement with the Tinkering Studio.
Browse hundreds of webcasts, video clips, podcasts, and slideshows from the Exploratorium’s collection of original programming, from remote scientific expeditions to fun hands-on activities.