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Tinkertastic at Science and Industry Museum

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 2nd June 2019


May Half Term Tinkertastic Fun at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.

What links Stephenson’s Rocket, Rolls-Royce engines and Apple computers? They were all created by people inventing new ways of doing things through DIY, tinkering and making.

Tinkertastic is your chance to get hands-on, make, try, experiment and maybe even discover a secret talent. 

Every day throughout the half term holiday, they’ll be a Science Showdown show which will introduce you to some famous inventors who didn’t get it right the first time but tried again and found success. Be a volunteer in the live experiments and vote for your favourite maker at the end.

Sign up for the Made Up Machines workshop and work as a team to create the component parts of a mega machine. Will everything work when things are all put together?  There’s only one way to find out…

Want more tinkering time? Get to the Build a Band drop-in activity where you can really make some noise creating musical instruments with nothing but rubbish. From rubber glove bagpipes to a whistle made of straws, test out your inventing skills and join our crazy orchestra.

A wander around the rest of the museum could spark even more inspiration, with everything from the iconic early railway locomotive Stephenson’s Rocket to the first stored programme computer, Baby, both of which took a lot of tinkering to get right.

Join us Science and Industry Museum this May half term and find your Eureka! moment at Tinkertastic.

Tinkertastic will be running daily from 25th May – 2nd June, open 10am-5pm each day.  Charge apply for certain activities. Recommended for all ages. Visit Science and Industry Museum for more info.

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