Science Museum Oklahoma

Tinkerfest 2019

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, Science Museum Oklahoma will host its third annual Tinkerfest! Presented by Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR and sponsored by Express Employment International, this one-day celebration of curiosity, creativity, and exploration will encompass the entire museum and grounds. Museum admission and all activities will be free to the public.

During Tinkerfest 2018, Science Museum Oklahoma welcomed over 60 guest tinkerers, artists and makers, and more than 125 volunteers. We broke the museum's all-time attendance record for a second time during Tinkerfest 2018 and we could not have done it without our amazing volunteers!

Tinkerfest 2019 is anticipated to have over 60 activities including a car take-apart, opportunities to use raw materials and tools to create unique machines, rocket launching, art exploration using ordinary objects in unusual ways, and numerous building and crafting activities.

Volunteer tasks include helping at tinkering booths (these may include building cardboard cars, taking apart electronics, or weaving), providing lunch breaks for volunteers and staff, helping to stock booths throughout the day, and bus greeting.

Volunteers must be 16 years old or older and volunteer shifts vary throughout the day. Volunteer check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 28. Individual volunteers, as well as groups from businesses and organizations, are welcome! You will receive lunch, two (2) complimentary tickets to Science Museum Oklahoma as thanks for volunteering with us, as well as a Tinkerfest t-shirt. You will receive the passes and t-shirt at volunteer check-in. Volunteers who sign up after Sept. 5, 2019 are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

For questions, please contact Shannon Olson, volunteer coordinator for SMO, at [email protected] or (405) 602-3738. For more information about Tinkerfest, visit

What guests said about Tinkerfest:

"It was wonderful for entire families including the babies to go to this event and spend a family day. I saw many people connecting with friends and family. The volunteers to present the wide array of activities were marvelous and gave children an experiential, interactive exposure to them. The staff and other museum personnel were helpful and friendly making this pure pleasure. Well planned and managed. Thank you."

"I can't begin to tell you how much fun we had yesterday! This morning my 2 girls asked their daddy if he has an engine to take apart, and he did."

"We went and had a blast. You guys did great. Your event was well organized, employees and volunteers were so nice and the facility was very clean. Thanks for such a fun day."

"This was well organized and everything went smoothly as much visitors there was! Will be seeing you again next year for this fun learning experience, my son had a blast celebrating his 11th birthday at this fun event."

Date: 09/28/2019 (Sat.)

Created by:   Shannon Olson
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Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
Science Museum Oklahoma | 2020 Remington Place | Oklahoma City, OK 73111  8:15am - 12:00pm  

Tinkerfest Volunteer (60)

1 of 60 slots filled
Michael Massey
I lead a men's group and once a month we do volunteer work like this. I should have 10 other guys with me I just don't know who will be joining me because the group is always changing (I hope that's not a problem)
9:00am - 4:00pm  

Tinkerfest Volunteer (60)

10:00am - 2:00pm  

Tinkerfest Volunteer (60)

3 of 60 slots filled
Sandra Shelton
Nhi Tran
Jason Tran
12:00pm - 4:15pm  

Tinkerfest Volunteer (60)

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