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Father assists his daughter in building a lever with a hand.

Flex Your Design Muscles

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
A-Level

It’s fun to use your ingenuity to solve problems and meet challenges! By approaching things in creative ways, and by applying your own talents and skills, you can discover solutions that are uniquely you.

Upcoming Ingenuity Challenges

Design, build, and test your own inventions with the support of UC Berkeley students, staff, and volunteers.

March 30–April 28 and July 1–July 22 | Marble Machines
Use ramps, lifts, tubes, and jumps to design, build, and test your own creative ball run. It will allow your marble to get from Point A to Point B, all while following some surprising paths in between.

April 30–May 24 and July 23–August 14 | Pinball Palooza
Learn the inner mechanics of a pinball machine, and construct your own! Use everyday materials to create flippers, plungers, and ramps to make your pinball machine uniquely yours.

Join us on Memorial Day weekend—May 25th–May 27th—for a special card activity. Explore circuits while creating your own unique greeting card that can light up with the use of copper tape, LEDs, and more.

May 28—June 30 | Helping Hand (A Prosthetic Hand Challenge)
Create a simple working prosthetic hand using a variety of materials while testing its functionality as part of our newest Ingenuity Challenge, funded by Colocation America.

Five Years of Ingenuity