Tinker Lab

The Tinker Lab is the key educational program at Lewis H. Latimer House Museum to serve high-quality, innovative hands-on activities treating science and technology as an integral part of the humanities. In the Tinker Lab, participants use an array of technologies such as Scratch, Ev3, and Wedo, and build from scratch using various micro-controllers, proto boards, and coding programs. The museum sees the drive to build in three-dimensional spaces and coding as an invaluable 21st century literacy skillset.

Watch an video of example activities in tinkering and students telling the story of Lewis H. Latimer.



2018 Spring Program

Biologically-Inspired Robot Class


Age 7-14. 10AM-12PM on 8 Saturdays

April 14 – June 2, 2018.

Participants will create a biologically-inspired robot by observing nature, designing mechanical systems for the robots,  building and programming the robots to move.

Early Registration by 01/31/2018: $150.

Fee: $170 for 8 weeks, 2 hours/session.

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2018 Summer Camp:

Two-Week STEAM Projects


Ages 6-14, 9am-12pm, Monday-Friday

July 9 – July 20, 2018.

Fee: $280 for 10 sessions, $150 for 5 sessions, 3 hours/session.

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