One of the most popular educational events in Arkansas is getting a revamp as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Museum of Discovery is changing up the well-established formula for its annual Tinkerfest event. In 2020, Tinkerfest will consist of four separate events held on four different Saturdays in September and October.
Typically, Tinkerfest is held on a single day, serving as a “celebration of curiousity and creativity.” However, the event is being divided in order to limit the crowd sizes and reduce the possibility of COVID-19 transmission.
“The museum team that plans and executives Tinkerfest made the right decision to present smaller versions of the classic event across four Saturdays to prevent a large crowd gathering during one event,” Museum of Discovery CEO Kelley Bass said in a statement. “And the fact the activities will all be presented outside – weather permitting – greatly increases our ability to keep our guests safe and promote social distancing.”
Tinkerfest will be held Sep. 12, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The events will be held along the 100 block of Sherman Street in Little Rock outside of the Museum of Discovery’s main entrance.
Tinkerfest admission will be included in the cost of regular daily admission which is $10 for adults, $8 for children aged 1-12 and free for infants under the age of 1. Seniors, teachers, Little Rock city employees and military are admitted for $8.