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Museum of Life and Science opens new tinkering space

Posted February 6, 2020 4:31 p.m. EST

Courtesy: Museum of Life and Science

— For kids who like to tinker, the Museum of Life and Science just opened up a new tinkering space inside the museum's main building.

There, museum goers can build a simple circuit and make other contraptions with familiar materials. according to the museum. "The museum’s newest program space lets you explore, question, and create. From weaving to circuits to chain reaction machines, the possibilities are endless," according to a Facebook post about the space.

The Durham museum ramped up its tinkering offerings a few years ago and now offers regular tinkering programs and activities. Tinkering Family Workshops at the museum are slated for this weekend and the weekend of Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. The programs are best for ages 6 and up with their parent or caregiver. Pre-registration is encouraged. They are $67 for a parent-child pair and $34 for each additional child or adult. The cost also covers museum admission.

The new exhibit is free with admission, which is $21 for adults and $16 for kids ages 3 to 12.