LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Museum of Discovery’s tinkering studio is a busy place every summer.

It’s designed for explorative and foundational play.

“My hope is that something they encounter here will kind of spark further learning,” says Ben Watson, Tinkering Studio Manager.

New camps at the museum in downtown Little Rock are bringing different activities to the table.

Educators say hands-on learning is critical for kids to understand how mixing science, art and design all work.

“Paper bags, boxes, materials they can use to actually create some type of science experiment with some basic household items,” says Peggy Thibodeau, Educator.

It’s about taking things children see and use on an everyday basis and getting crafty with STEM.

Watson is helping them use coffee

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