In Residence: Saturday, September 22, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019

Focused on a classic toy that has inspired multiple generations, this exhibit layers on GE technology to turn imagination into working solutions to real world problems. During your exhibit exploration, children and adults will learn how imagination, problem solving and teamwork positively influence everyday life.

Visitors can explore a walk-in size replica of the iconic canister, view giant replicas of classic TINKERTOY construction and create their own designs in an open play area. Have an eye for detail and a nose for knowledge? You’ll need them for the exhibit’s Scavenger Hunt 

What You’ll Do:

  • Build and invent together
  • See simple mechanisms at work
  • Experiment with renewable energy and water filtration
  • Learn new things about science, technology, and math… and each other


girl building with giant Tinkertoy pieces

Giant replicas of the classic construction set provides the framework for fun.

The TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™ exhibit was developed by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with PLAYSKOOL® and GE. TINKERTOY is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. and is used with permission. © 2018 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.