Tinker Fest: GO WILD!

Tinker Fest is a bi-annual event organized by Science Centre Singapore. We connect children, parents, educators and makers in a week-long celebration of the joy of learning through play, exploration and experimentation.

The theme “Go Wild!” explores the intricate interaction of animals and their environment through engaging hands-on activities, workshops and talks. This November theme coincides with the Science Centre’s new travelling exhibition Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience.

Collaborating with local agencies of biodiversity and conservation, Tinker Fest hopes to invoke the seed of change to cultivate a caring generation to appreciate our natural world around us. Rediscover the beauty of biology through appreciating biodiversity and construct a caring attitude towards conservation!
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These activities are free for all ages. Simply walk in, create one or two or more activities and the best part is you could take it home! Our activities are open from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

1. CAMOUFLAGE ME

Let's hide-and-seek! Create an animal that blends well with the background. 

2. FLAPPITY WINGS

Flap, flutter and off it flew! Invent your own spectacular winged creature.

3. BUZZ BOTS

With a coin battery and a small vibrating motor, let's design a buzzing insect.

4. CLIMBING CREATURES

Race you to the top! These creatures can race up strings by friction and alternating tension/slack.

5. HUMMER HARMONICA

It's all in the vibrations! Using a tensed rubber band, we can blow on it to create pitched sounds.

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Looking for a fun family bonding time this holiday? *Sign up now for our parent-child workshops, exclusively at Tinker Fest!

WORKSHOP FEES:

1 Parent + 1 Child: $37.50 (Members), $50 (Non-Members)

1 Parent + 2 Children: $56.25 (Members), $75 (Non-Members)

  • Animal Theatre (Ages 4 - 7)
    Date:18 November 2019, Monday
    Time:10.30am - 12.00pm
    Target Audience4 - 7 years old (Parent and child)
    Venue:The Tinkering Studio Hall E, Science Centre
    Synopsis:Storytelling and science: Explore using magnets and electricity to create your own ecosystem story in a box! With your child, create your own ecological environment and animals’ interaction.
    Registration linkAnimal Theatre
  • Animal Zoetrope (Ages 7 and above)
    Date:19 November 2019, Tuesday
    Time:10.30am - 12.00pm
    Target Audience7 years old and above (Parent and child)
    Venue:The Tinkering Studio Hall E, Science Centre
    Synopsis:Round, round the zoetrope goes. With the basics of animation, fashion your own animal story that loops for infinity.
    Registration linkAnimal Zoetrope
  • Animal Light-up Toy (Ages 4 - 7)
    Date:20 November 2019, Wednesday
    Time:10.30am - 12.00pm
    Target Audience4 - 7 years old (Parent and child)
    Venue:The Tinkering Studio Hall E, Science Centre
    Synopsis:Delve into the world of circuitry and LEDs to create your very own soft toy creature! Sew what if your creature is out of this world?
    Registration linkAnimal Light-up Toy
  • Wooden Creatures (Ages 7 and above)
    Date:21 November 2019, Thursday
    Time:10.30am - 12.00pm
    Target Audience7 years old and above (Parent and child)
    Venue:The Tinkering Studio Hall E, Science Centre
    Synopsis:Equipped with the basics of woodworking like sawing and sanding, we will be designing our wooden animal toys that move!
    Registration linkWooden Creature
  • Save the Sea Life
    Date:22 November 2019, Friday
    Time:10.30am - 12.00pm
    Target Audience7 years old and above (Parent and child)
    Venue:The Tinkering Studio Hall E, Science Centre
    Synopsis:Imagine the world you live in is filled with rubbish, and you cannot do anything about it. Applying engineering concepts like linkages, hydraulics and magnetism, tinker your own sea rubbish-collecting device.
    Registration linkSave the Sea Life
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Tinker Fest expands out to other galleries! Participate in 'Show-and-Tell' sessions and pop-up activities in Scientist For A Day and Future Makers exhibition halls.

'SHOW-AND-TELL' SESSIONS

  • AM: 11:00am to 12:30pm
  • PM: 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Scientist For A Day (Hall A)

THE SOUND AND MATH OF NATURE

Let's explore together the sounds of nature by mimicking chuckling chicks and chirping crickets. Find out more about Fibonacci numbers and the fascinating ways in which they expressed in nature.

Future Makers (Level 2)

HEXAGON: MORE THAN JUST A SHAPE!

Ever noticed the shape in beehives, tessellations and even the nut of a screw? Why are they shaped in that manner? Explore more about the wonders of this seemingly simple shape!

More Tinker Fest programmes conducted by our external collaborators:

All the programmes are free for all, please note that admission charges to the Science Centre Singapore apply. Check out our ticket prices.

Nature Society (Singapore)

An engaging session not to be missed! Discover birds of Singapore and an insightful nature walk in our very own Ecogarden.
Date: 22 Nov 2019
Venue: Hall B, Maxwell Auditorium & Ecogarden
Time: 10am - 11am (Talk)
          11am- 11.40am (Nature Walk)
Register: Talk | Nature Walk

National Park Boards (NParks)

Learn more about Singapore's rich native biodiversity through interactive hands-on sessions and talks.
Date: 18 - 24 Nov 2019
Venue: Hall E, Exit of Butterflies Up-Close exhibition

 

Exclusive documentary screening Birth of Marine Park and talk about turtle and marine conservation in Singapore! Find out about NPark's efforts to bring back endangered sea turtles to nest on our shores. 
Date: 24 Nov 2019
Venue: Hall A, Mendel Auditorium
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm
Register: Talk 

WWF Join us for a film screening of an episode of Our Planet. Get inspired by the breathtaking biodiversity of this one place we call home.
Date: 22 Nov 2019
Venue: Hall B, Maxwell Auditorium
Register: Film Screening
Evolutionary Biologists Gamification of evolution biology! Using the principles of adaption and animal biology, create your own creature that can survive in the random conditions that the dice of fate throws.
Date: 23 and 24 Nov 2019
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Venue: Ecogarden, Tinkering Too
Register: Free Parent-Child Activity