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January Activities in the Tinkering Garage!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Holiday Season has come to a close and The Leonardo is kicking off 2013 in style with some dazzling floor programming and activities.
Today we'll spotlight the Tinkering Garage! Located on the second floor, this corner of The Leo provides kids and adults with a chance to tinker and experiment with gadgets and gizmos using simple machines and basic methods of physics and engineering. You'll learn key principles of building without even realizing it!
Popular in the Tinkering Garage is our collection of BionicBlox, the award-winning locally produced construction toy. Look at what an 8-year old guest was able to build, complete with moving parts!
Throughout January we have some other exciting projects that everyone can build. Check out the Electro Escapements, a fun afternoon activity
(Electro Escapements: Monday - Saturday, 3:00 - 4:00pm)
An escapement is the invention that made all mechanical clocks possible. Our escapements use gravity to create a repeating physical motion, and then we use concepts of circuitry and LEDs to create this awesome light-up device! You can grab an Electro-Escapement kit in The Leo Store for $4 and take it up to the Tinkering Garage to make it!
Sewing Circuits also teach the basics of circuitry. Pick up a kit in The Leo Store for just $4, use your creativity to make a design in felt, and through the science of circuits give it that extra pop!
(Sewing Circuits: Saturdays at 10:00am, Sundays at 2:30pm, and Thursday-Saturday evenings at 6:30pm)
See you soon in The Tinkering Garage!
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