Vishakk Rajendran, Jeremy Wang and Meena Ravishankar thread lightweight cabling for tendons through a prosthetic hand they're assembling from parts extruded from a 3D printer, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. 

The University of Arizona Museum of Art is giving kids the chance to create, invent and experiment in a makerspace environment this summer. 

It's called Tinkerlab and it features hands-on collaborative engineering and art activities that are fun for kids. 

You can drop in for free with regular museum admission from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. 

Each maker day has themed activities designed for kids of different ages. Here's the schedule.

3D Tech, June 21 and July 19: Your kids ages 6-12 will learn about 3D modeling, scanning and printing by playing with 3D printed race cars and downloading a mini model of themselves.

E-Textile Robots, June 28 and July 26: Children ages 6-12 create their own light-up robot figurine using e-textiles. 

Music and Tech, July 12 and August 2: Kids ages 3 and up will code music, play on a giant floor piano and experiment with sound circuits. 

Details

What: Tinkerlab

When: Thursdays June 21 - Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to noon 

Where: University of Arizona Museum of Art, 1031 N. Olive Road

Cost: Free with museum admission, which is $8 for adults and free for children

Info: Click here


The museum is also hosting Story Time for children ages 2-5 at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays from June 27 through August 15.

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson