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 to the museum and all activities are free thanks to Oklahoma NSF 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 NSF 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.

Tinkerfest is Presented by Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR


Additional support for Tinkerfest is provided by:

Boeing Express Exployment International

Allied Arts | Carter Chevrolet | Tinker Federal Credit Union

Get Involved:

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

Apply Now

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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!

Volunteer at Tinkerfest

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Will the museum's regular exhibits be available?

Yes! All of the museum's permanent exhibits 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. Shuttles will be available to and from Remington Park from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shuttles will drop off and pick up in the museum's circle driveway.