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Learn More About TinkerSpace...

Play is the work of childhood.

~ Jean Piaget

HOURS

HOURS

Closed Again!

The State has closed businesses like TinkerSpace through at least July 22nd.

TinkerKit Pickup is Available
Mon: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

ADMISSION

ADMISSION

$20 one child age 2-16

$10 per accompanying
siblings age 2-16

Each admission also admits one adult. $5 admission for any additional adults.

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ADDRESS

ADDRESS

5472 Moreno St.
Montclair, CA 91763

Due to our size, TinkerSpace closes to the public when field trips are scheduled.

Please check the online calendar for the most up to date information.

About TinkerSpace

A makerspace is a place to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials. TinkerSpace has a 400 sq. foot makerspace (we call it our TinkerStudio) where children age 4-16 can create using recycled materials, standard art supplies, and technology. We have models and project suggestions, and our educators are there to help your children take their projects in any direction. Our playspace complements the makerspace concept by allowing children to interact with playthings that will help spur creative thought. For more directed making opportunities, sign up for TinkerSpace workshops. Our educators will provide instruction on fundamentals to empower you to create. Revisit a workshop on the same topic to redesign, tinker or create anew time and again.

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Why Tinker?

Our goal for our tinkerers is to have them deeply engaged in the experience and displaying personal motivation and investment in the activities. 

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How Do We Tinker?

TinkerSpace provides opportunities children might not typically encounter or are too messy to allow at home. 

Admission and Membership

$20 per child age 2-16

$10 per accompanying siblings age 2-16

Each child admission includes one adult. $5 admission for each additional adult.

Adult makers (not accompanying children) are welcome by reservation only. $15 per admission.

  • Families will be seated at a table at least 6 feet from another table.
  • At the table will be TinkerTrays with materials that can be used to create based on our inspiration board and your own imagination.
  • Additional supplies will be brought to your table as needed.
  • Guided activities will be offered throughout the day (participate at your own option).
  • A limited "menu" of self-guided activities will be available each day
  • Face coverings are recommended while in TinkerSpace. Masks are required when entering, exiting, or moving around inside TinkerSpace.

Standard art supplies (recycled materials, paper, cardboard, glue, pens, tools, etc.) are included in admission . If special supplies are needed (motors, LED lights, copper tape, etc) they may be purchased on-site.

Membership to TinkerSpace is available on a per child basis (with discounts for additional children within the same family). Membership allows for unlimited admission to TinkerSpace for 12 months, discounts on classes and workshops offered through TinkerSpace, and special programs available only to members,

Classes and Workshops

Learn how to use electronics, simple machines, and other technology as a tool in your creativity pack. Workshops are offered in a small group setting. Parents are welcome, even encouraged to stay and help their children, however, we ask that tinkerers\' creative abilities be respected and that they are allowed to make their projects their own.

Students under the age of 8 must have a parent/guardian remain on the premises for the duration of each class. (Stand Alone Workshops that are not part of a class require parent supervision for all children under 10).  Students enrolled in multiple classes with no more than a 15-minute gap between them may stay at TinkerSpace between activities. Otherwise, students must be picked up promptly at the end of class.