Who is this class for: This course is primarily aimed at teachers, after school educators, and museum professionals that want to get started or expand their tinkering practice and programs. However, the information is general enough to be useful to parents and individuals who are personally interested and curious about this way to explore learning and thinking through making!

Created by:  Exploratorium

Commitment5 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.8 stars
Average User Rating 4.8See what learners said

How It Works

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

Help from Your Peers
Help from Your Peers

Connect with thousands of other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material, and get help mastering concepts.


Earn official recognition for your work, and share your success with friends, colleagues, and employers.

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. For more than forty years, we’ve built creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning. We use the same tools and approaches to design compelling professional development programs for teachers ranging from novice to expert, elementary to high school, and formal and informal, in fields of science, math, and engineering. To date the Exploratorium has provided in-depth, multi-year programming to thousands of educators from over 450 school districts in 47 states and in many different countries.
Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 6 ratings

I loved this course! Challenging yet supportive, inspiring and fresh. The instructors seemed genuinely interested in my success. This was my first Coursera course.... I hope the rest are as good as this.

The class was both fun and interesting. Thanks so much!