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The Tinkering Space

Make your ideas into reality in this hands-on activity space within Rio Tinto Innovation Central.

  • Age
    All ages
  • Name
    The Tinkering Space
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Calling all thinkers and tinkerers. Get involved with our new Tinkering Space, encouraging curious minds to Think, Make, Try and Refine ideas with self-guided DIY activities.

With an epic Lego wall, a giant marble run and other tinker toys such as a collaborative DIY loom, you won’t be stuck for inspiration. And our staff are here to guide you.

Plus, provided there’s adult supervision, you and your family or school can roam free and play with Lego, a giant marble run, collaborative DIY loom and Polydrons.

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The Tinkering Space Details

  • Location
    Inside Rio Tinto Innovation Central View Map
  • Age
    All ages
  • Name
    The Tinkering Space
  • Accessible

  • Food and drink not allowed

  • 6+ years

Good to know

• Ideal for children aged 7+ with their families.
• Activities change regularly and include construction, electronics, textiles and coding.
• Activities often match holiday theme or feature exhibition.
• Regular drop-in, hands-on activities facilitated by Scitech staff. No bookings required, included in entry.

A young child places lego on the wall.

Grow your imagination

Get creative with our 2m x 2m Lego wall, and see where inspiration takes you. Plus, build awesome pixel pictures with our Lego by Numbers wall.

A girl looking at a yellow, 3D printed model of Albert Einstein

Staff-led activities every day

Our Science Presenters run hands-on, inspiring and interactive activities like ziplines, flying machines, holograms, and electronic circuits. Cool!

Young girl holding up electronic creation.

DIY challenges

Go freestyle with engaging activities. Check out the peg board, Polydrons, or build with our straws and connectors.

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