The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts


June 10 – September 3rd

The UAMA is thrilled to announce a new summer offering, the Tinkerlab. The Tinkerlab is a makerspace that will take over the Art Lab gallery from June 10- September 3rd. What is a makerspace? Makerspaces are environments that foster experimentation, invention, problem solving, and creativity. These creative environments are in many ways a through back to the artist studios of the renaissance, where artists, inventors, and scientists were not considered separate disciplines.

The Tinkerlab at the UAMA will feature drop-in engineering and art activities for young children ages 5-12. Check our summer schedule for mentor-led robot building, art studio challenges, and more building adventures. The Tinkerlab’s activities will foster critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration through fun, hands-on engagements all summer long! While it will be hot outside, the UAMA offers cool, educational and inspiring activities for the entire family.

Drop in during regular museum hours for books, open-sketch, build with blocks, or create a mobile. Check our Tinkerlab schedule below for mentor-led challenges:

Tuesday/Thursday Sessions (starting June 20th)
10 am – Noon

Every first and third Wednesday Session (starting June 21)
9 am – 11 am
Preschool aged children

Saturday/Sunday Sessions (starting June 10)
10 am – Noon
**Note: closed July 8-9**

Thank you to The University of Arizona College of Engineering and the University Library’s iSpace for their support of the Tinkerlab!






Thank you to our activity partner, the Sonoran Glass School!