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  • Chabot Space & Science Center 10000 Skyline Boulevard Oakland, CA, 94619 United States (map)

Tinkerfest is a one-day festival that celebrates the creative, curious, and innovative spirit in all of us. Tinkerfest brings together makers, artists, and tinkerers to showcase their work while inviting attendees of all ages to join in DIY fun. During the daylong event, the entire Center will be activated, both interior and exterior spaces, with activities that highlight creativity and curiosity.  A hallmark area of Tinkerfest is the "take apart” zone where tinkerers can see, touch, and learn how something works by assisting in dismantling it. Tinkerfest is geared towards a family audience but intriguing for everyone! The event is a platform for where all ages can experiment and learn together.

Tinkerfest is geared towards a family audience but intriguing for everyone and all ages and skill levels can experiment and learn together. Partners and presenters for the event include The Scott Family Amazeum, Black Girls Code, Fix-It Clinic, Howtoons, Noisebridge, Original Scraper Bike Team, Play Well, Project Ember, Tinker Kitchen, Today’s Future Sound, Wonderful Idea Co., Kijani Grows, Cere Davis, Eastbay Astronomical Society, The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, Art in Action, The Oakland Tool Lending Library, College of Alameda, The Ninety-Nines, OSHPark and Rock & Roll Auto Recycling. 

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