Join Science Museum Oklahoma from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2018, for a daylong celebration of curiosity and creativity! Admission the museum and all activities are free thanks to Oklahoma EPSCoR.

Apply to be a guest Tinkerer at Tinkerfest 2018

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29
Free admission thanks to presenting sponsor Oklahoma EPSCoR!

Tinkering is a valuable form of learning powered by exploration and discovery. SMO's Tinkerfest will encompass the entire museum and grounds, bringing together makers, artists, crafters, engineers, and educators to showcase how their diverse skills converge.

Have you ever repaired something that was broken? Toyed with a recipe? Taken something apart just to see what was inside? That's tinkering!

Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to get hands-on with a variety of activities from using raw materials and tools to create unique machines to launching rockets and art exploration, plus numerous crafting and building options.

Get Involved:

Have a skill, project, or trade that you've always wanted to share? Join us! The application deadline is Aug. 31, 2018.

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Tinkerfest is an ideal volunteering opportunity for individuals, civic and school groups, businesses, and beyond. A variety of shifts and roles are available! Email for more information.

Will the museum's regular exhibits be available?

Yes! All of the museum's permanent exhibits, as well as Science Live and Kirkpatrick Planetarium shows, will be available during Tinkerfest. Activities will conclude at 4 p.m., however the museum will remain open until 6 p.m.

Do I need to register or get a ticket in advance?

Nope, but you will need to check in at the museum's box office and get a wristband when you arrive. That will give you access to the museum and all Tinkerfest activities.

Where should I park?

Parking is available at SMO and Remington Park.