Spring Break Tinkering

Spring Break Tinkering

There is an inventor in you!

Event Series:
Don't Miss

Age Group:
4-8 with adult helper
9-17 on their own

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:00 am -
Saturday, March 30, 2019
4:00 pm

Event Admission:

Space Foundation Discovery Center

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is preparing to spend spring break with the public by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in a week filled with "tinkering" activities.

A variety of activities are planned that are appropriate for children ages 4-8 with an adult helper, and ages 9-17 on their own. The week-long event will wrap-up with the construction of a chain reaction machine, also known as a Rube Goldberg Machine, to be launched at noon on Saturday.

The following activities are included in the daily admission price to the Discovery Center. 


  • Strawbees®
  • K'NEX® toys for building and exploring
  • Wind tubes
  • Ball maze
  • KEVA® Planks
  • Circuit Blocks

Special daily activities from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday - Make a 'Fused' Fabric Mini Lamp
  • Wednesday- Wearable Tech
  • Thursday - Cardboard Automatons
  • Friday- Mini Tabletop Marble Maze


  • Mars Robotics Laboratory 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
  • Chain Reaction Machine 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (Rube Goldberg Machine) : Show off your best science and engineering skills and help the Space Foundation Discovery Center create a massive chain reaction machine. Bring your own materials or chain reaction machine and add it to everyone else's to create one huge machine.
  • Toy/retro technology deconstruction 10:00 a.m. -4 :00 p.m. (reverse engineering): Ever wonder how things work? Why does your toy work the way it does? How has technology evolved over time? Join us for a time of deconstruction to find out what old technology and toys can teach us through reverse engineering.

Passport Members-only Benefit

Passport Member Benefit- Complimentary Admission!


2019-03-26 10:00:00 2019-03-30 16:00:00 America/Denver Spring Break Tinkering There is an inventor in you! Space Foundation Discovery Center