New Tinkertoy Exhibit in Downtown Salt Lake City

Exhibit open at Discovery Gateway in Salt Lake City through Jan. 6 By: Skye Mayring
Discovery Gateway’s new Tinkertoy-themed exhibit is a larger-than-life throwback to the classic toy. // © 2012 Discovery Gateway
Discovery Gateway’s new Tinkertoy-themed exhibit is a larger-than-life throwback to the classic toy. // © 2012 Discovery Gateway

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“Tinkertoy Build Your Imagination” is a new exhibit included free with admission to Discover Gateway children’s museum, located in the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake City. The English/Spanish bilingual exhibit, running through Jan. 6, is a larger-than-life throwback to the classic toy so many remember from childhood.

Giant replicas of the classic Tinkertoy construction set provide the framework for fun, educational activities inspired by GE technologies that turn imagination into working solutions to real world challenges. The exhibit can entertain the whole family with a variety of activities that promote imagination and collaboration: dual-sided panels allow visitors to work independently or with a partner to create Tinkertoy designs; A walk-in size replica of a Tinkertoy canister is the starting point for the exhibit’s challenging scavenger hunt; and an open play area reserved for children ages 3 and older features an assortment of Tinkertoy pieces,  pictures of remarkable Tinkertoy creations and special tips to provide guidance and inspiration.

Discovery Gateway children’s museum offers 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on activities and exhibits. General admission is $8.50 per person.

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