DIY Science Explorer Kits

NEW school programs!



Tinker Thinker - Schools Basics

Museum educators bring science lessons to your classroom! Students will watch and participate in a 20-minute presentation. During the next 30 minutes, students will apply what they learned as they explore our hands-on activities. Museum educators will wrap up your class session with a 10-minute final demonstration and class reflection.

Tinker Thinkers - Schools Programs

Forces and Motion (K to 4th grade)

Let’s find out more about the pushes and pulls that make things go. In this program, children learn more about basic physics concepts like friction, gravity, and Newton’s First Law.

Forces & Motion Teacher Guide

What's the Matter (1st and 2nd grades)

What is matter? Is it a solid? Liquid? Gas? You'll find out by playing with some exciting sensory materials, gases, solids, and liquids.

What's the Matter Teacher Guide

Electric Science (4th to 6th grades)

Explore electricity, and how it works, while using magnets and circuits. Build your own circuits to make light, noise and motion!

Electric Science Teacher Guide

Waves - coming soon!

This program will explore light and sound. 

Pricing & Registration

  • 1 class $150
  • 2 classes $250
  • 3 classes $350
  • No more than 3 classes

Submit a request form to start the booking process. Our School and Community Programs Coordinator will email back with any follow-up questions and confirm your registration.

Tinker Thinkers – Schools Scholarships

Thanks to the generous contributions of our donors, we can offer a limited number of scholarships to schools who need assistance accessing our school programs. Schools demonstrating a 40% or higher socio-economically disadvantaged population are eligible for consideration. If your school wishes to be considered, please indicate accordingly on the Tinker Thinkers – Schools Request Form.

Request A Tinker Thinkers Visit

Important Information

Set-up and Breakdown

Set-up takes 15 – 20 minutes, please plan accordingly. We will be respectful of your teaching space while we set-up, you do need to be out of the classroom. Breakdown will happen immediately after the session.


If you would like to book multiple classes in a single day they need to be scheduled closely together. For example: either all sessions in the morning, or all sessions in the afternoon, please no split days or more than 30 minutes between sessions.


A teacher, substitute, or classroom aid must remain with the class at all times

Do you have a question that we didn’t answer?

Please see our DIY Science Explorer Kit FAQS. Or, contact our School and Community Programs Coordinator with additional questions at or call 707-546-4069 x 113.