Explorables: Handmade Science

Event at Exploratorium

Time Price
1pm - 4pm
$19.95 - $29.95
1pm - 4pm
$19.95 - $29.95

Food Automata

Play with your food to explore simple mechanisms and build a moving sculpture from scratch. Use cookie cams, breadstick axles, candy, crackers, and other snacks to create a unique kinetic treat with the help of Explorables volunteers.

This activity is inspired by Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a collection of humorous contemporary automata, founded in 1982.

Use everyday materials to create models and other tools for exploring the world around us. Run by a highly skilled, dedicated team of volunteers, these drop-in workshops mix classic activities with open-ended investigations, encouraging participants to follow their hunches to aha moments of scientific insight.

All materials provided; take what you make.

Explorables has been offering science to go since 1990.

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