Saturday, April 13 
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Adults $22   Youth $14
Chabot members receive free admission.


Join us for our 3rd annual Tinkerfest!

Tinkerfest is a one-day festival that celebrates the creative, curious, and innovative spirit in all of us. Tinkerfest brings together makers, artists, and tinkerers to showcase their work while inviting attendees of all ages to join in DIY fun. During the daylong event, the entire Center will be activated, both interior and exterior spaces, with activities that highlight creativity and curiosity.

A hallmark area of Tinkerfest is the “take apart” zone where tinkerers can see, touch, and learn how something works by assisting in dismantling it. This year we will feature two cars to be completely dismantled by guests of the fest as well as an airplane engine. These take apart zones are all guided by trained mechanics but we give the tools to you! Also returning to Tinkerfest is “Giant Cardboardia” and a “Learn to Solder Workshop”. Tinkerfest is geared towards a family audience but intriguing for everyone! The event is a platform for where all ages can experiment and learn together.


This year’s partners:


Ace Monster Toys


Amped Atelier

ArtBot Toys

Art in Action

Astro Hawks PANOPTES Team

Bay Cities 99s

Black Girls Code

College of Alameda Aviation Maintenance Technology Program

Danielle O’Malley

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

Luke’s Local


Museum of Children’s Arts

Oakland Tool Lending Library

Play Well

Project Create

Rock and Roll Auto Recycling

Telescope Maker’s Workshop

Wonderful Idea Co.