Calling all who tinker, make, and create!

Join us on November 7th for The DoSeum's first annual Tinkerfest--a daylong celebration of curiosity and creativity! Guests of all ages will explore how things are made and how things work through exciting make-tivities throughout The DoSeum.  Let’s get our hands messy and celebrate what it means to be a maker-centered community!
Tinkerfest activities: 

  • Rocket making and blast off!
  • Giant paper airplane construction
  • Creative workshops with Artist-in-Residence Sarah Sudoff
  • Motorcycle take apart
  • Make-a-mess zone for ages 5 and under
  • Fairy Village design & building
  • DIY DoSeum: Meet our very own makers in a special behind-the-scenes tour of The DoSeum. Tour capacity is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • And more!

All Tinkerfest make-tivities will be offered at both admission blocks and are free with general admission.

Design Your Own Fairy House Contest

There's a little extra magic and whimsy in the air this month at The DoSeum and you can be part of the fun! Help us grow our Fairy Village by joining our Design Your Own Fairy House Contest! To enter, simply create the fairy house of your dreams and drop it off at The DoSeum along with the contest form found on this page during the month of October. Fairy Houses can be made out of any materials you may have around your house, after all, fairies are very resourceful and love using materials around them to create houses that blend in with their surroundings. We can't wait to see what you create! We’ll select three lucky winners and each winner will receive 4 general admission tickets to attend Tinkerfest plus a gift card to The DoSeum Store! Submissions will be accepted until Saturday, October 31st.

Follow along on social media via #FairyVillageDoSeum to see how the Fairy Village keeps growing! 

View Fairy House Examples 


Fairy House Specifications: 

  • Fairy Houses can be built within milk cartons, juice boxes or shoe boxes.  If a different base is used please do not exceed the size of a shoebox. 
  • Fairy Houses can utilize any materials natural or store-bought.  
  • All Fairy Houses will be displayed at The DoSeum.  If you prefer to pick up your design, please indicate on the form provided to organize a pick-up date and time after the Contest.

How to Submit Your Fairy House: 

  • Make sure to download and fill out the Contest Form and submit along with your entry. 
  • Please write your full name and age somewhere on your Fairy House for identification.
  • Remember - The last day to submit your entry is Saturday, October 31st. 
Submission Form



Sign up for our Newsletter!

Your information is secure.

Sign Up