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Play is the work of childhood.

~ Jean Piaget

HOURS

HOURS

Mon
9:30 - 12:30 AM
3:00 - 7:00 PM

Tue
3:00 - 7:00 PM

Thur
9:30 - 12:30 PM

Fri
3:00 - 7:00 PM

Sat, Sun
12:00 - 5:00 PM

ADMISSION

ADMISSION

$15 per child age 4-16

$5 per accompanying
siblings age 2-3

Accompanying adults
and children under 2
are free.

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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

$15 per child age 4-16

$5 per accompanying siblings age 2-3

Accompanying adults and children under 2 are free.

Note: Admission for one child, of any age, is $15.

Admission includes access to all exhibits in the playspace as well as the TinkerStudio (as space is available). While not required, you may reserve a spot in the TinkerStudio at no additional charge. All children must be supervised by an adult guardian while in TinkerSpace. Children under 14 may only enter the TinkerStudio with an adult guardian giving direct supervision.

Standard art supplies (recycled materials, paper, cardboard, glue, pens, tools, etc.) are available for use in the TinkerStudio at no additional charge. 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 merchandise and workshops offered through TinkerSpace, special programs available only to members, and the ability to store long-term projects between visits.  (This space is limited in size and duration.  Please talk to a TinkerSpace Educator for more information.)

Events 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.

Workshop participants under the age of 10 must have a parent/guardian remain on the premises for the duration of the workshop.  Children age 10 - 13 may be signed in and out of the workshop by a parent/guardian (if the parent/guardian is not remaining on the premises) and must be picked up within 5 minutes of the stated ending time of the workshop. Participants age 14 - 16 may arrive and depart from the workshop without parent/guardian supervision as long as a current waiver is on file with TinkerSpace for the participant.