May 17, 2018

Tinker with Creativity at New Discovery Place Kids Festival

Design, explore, imagine at free Tinkerfest event for girls and their families

Design, explore, imagine at free Tinkerfest event on June 2

HUNTERSVILLE – Ever wonder how things work or what you can find inside? Find out at Tinkerfest, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville’s first-ever daylong celebration of design, imagination and creativity for girls and their families. This free community event will take place in front of the Discovery Place Kids museum on June 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Ingersoll Rand, the festival will bring together local partners with Discovery Place educators to provide hands-on activities that let girls and their families participate by doing. From taking apart small appliances to putting bones back together, girls will be encouraged to experiment and explore how things work and move.

Guests will be able to tinker with a variety of no, low and medium tech devices throughout the day. Activities will include working with makey makey circuits to create an electric piano; designing paper airplanes and testing them with different challenges; creating shrinky dinks to take home; and using basic hand tools to take apart walkie talkies, telephones and hair dryers.

Master designers and tinkerers can go deeper with workshops that will be offered inside the Museum (included with Museum admission). Design your own vinyl sticker using a computer and a Cricut cutting machine or build your own beanstalk to help Jack escape. Workshops will be available on the hour every hour starting at 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. and are first come first serve.

Community partners providing activities for girls in grades K – 5 include Cannon School, Clayworks, Digi-bridge, Piedmont Healthcare and Pinelake Prep.

About Discovery Place Kids

Discovery Place Kids is an innovative model in regional children’s museums developed by Discovery Place. Built on the theme of “I CAN” the Museums offer unique opportunities for learning through play for young children and their parents or caregivers. Discovery Place Kids has locations in Huntersville and Rockingham, NC. For more information, visit, follow us on Facebook at or call 704-372-6261.

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®Ingersoll Rand®Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit