Toy Store & STEAM Hub
Classes, Camps, Parties & Play


East Lansing STEAM
Childcare & Pre-K


Toy Store & STEAM Hub
Classes, Camps, Parties & Play


East Lansing STEAM
Childcare & Pre-K


Founder, Melissa Rabideau

Thank you for visiting tinkrLAB™ online! Join me on a transformative journey of discovery, creation, and innovation. No need for previous knowledge. No need to be perfect. We encourage the pursuit of originality. Unlock your imagination. Enjoy the freedom of choice. Celebrate the process.


toy store & STEAM hub with
classes, camps, parties & play

East Lansing, MI  |  2650 E. Grand River Suite D  |  Powered by tinkrLAB™

drop in & play

Drop-in during our open hours.
No pre-registration required.

Toddlers: 12mo - 5ish

Learning Lagoon: 
Open play in a safe space. Toys and activities rotated weekly. 

Toddler Classes: 
Designed for under 5 years old. 
M-F: 9:30a – 10a

tinkrTOTS +: 
Play with our self led, drop in project of the week. 

Ages 5+

Build It Wall: 
Pick a project off of our Build It Wall. We will give you the pieces and tools to build! 

Splatter Booth: 
Gown up and go into our Splatter Booth to create your own artwork. 

Drop In Projects: 
Themes listed on our calendar. Come when you can, leave when you need to. Self-guided special project of the week. 

classes & camps

All are welcome to tinkr together at our STEAM classes & camps!

Toddler Classes:

Toddler Classes: 
Monday – Friday • 9:30a – 10a
Ages: 12months – 5years(ish)

5+ Classes:

No School Days: 
Classes scheduled on days off school. Half and full day options available. Themes and dates listed on our calendar. 

tinkrLAB Classes: 
From robotics to coding, art to engineering, these classes will teach you new skills. Adult classes also offered. 

Home School STEAM Class:
Wednesdays • 10a-11a
Ages: K-5th Grade
STEAM class just for home schoolers. Themes listed on our calendar. 

Camps are scheduled during school breaks. With different themes to choose from, your student is sure to find something they will enjoy. 

plan your party

tinkrLAB™ welcomes all ages to plan their next party at tinkr2.0! Birthdays, wedding parties, team bonding, and more.

Toddler Parties: $200

– Pick Your Theme
– Up to10 kids. Each additional – $10
– No charge for adults
– Ages 2-5years
– Duration: 2 hours
     – 45 minutes of guided project
     – 30 minutes for cake and  food
     – 45-60 minutes of open play

5+ Parties: $250-$350

– Pick Your Theme
– Up to 10 kids. Each additional – $15
– No charge for adults
– Ages 5+
– Duration: 2 hours
     – 45 minutes of guided project
     – 30 minutes for cake/food/gifts
     – 45 minutes to finish activity 

You can book your party online by selecting your party theme below, or by e-mailing us at Contact@tinkrLAB.com

Attention Teachers, Homeschoolers, and Scouts!

Did you know you can plan a visit for students or earn your next badge at tinkr2.0?

east Lansing STEAM Childcare & Pre-K

East Lansing, MI  |  2650 E. Grand River Suite A  |  Powered by tinkrLAB™

At tinkrTOT STEAM Childcare & Pre-K in East Lansing we celebrate creativity, accomplishments, and friendships. We offer engaging classrooms, balanced curriculum,  and a healthy/allergy-friendly environment! Our year-round facility provides the option for part-time or full-time care, with financial assistance available. 


STEAM toys & activities

Visit tinkr2.0 and explore our many STEAM-related toys and activities! For Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics — we offer assistance finding the perfect gift to encourage a child’s learning (while having fun!) You can also browse our complete collection from the comfort of home. Simply visit our tinkrLAB™ shopping site.


inside tinkrLAB™

our tinkrLAB™ mission

At tinkrLAB™ our mission is fostering a generation of independent thinkers who together can shape the future TODAY with the collaborative power of self-eSTEAM.


member benefits

If you'd like to turn your tinkr2.0 $5 drop-in play admission into a $30 membership, you can come back all month long! PLUS enjoy 10% on everything in the store, so this membership easily pays for itself.

childcare perks

Next door to tinkr2.0 is our tinkrTOT STEAM Childcare & Pre-K. It's all the magic of the tinkrLAB™ brand, with thoughtful structure and enhanced security. Our tinkrTOTs enjoy free membership to tinkr2.0 to play in the Learning Lagoon as much as they like!

community partnerships

tinkr2.0 offers a great venue for community partners looking for a place to share their services. If you'd like to organize and host an event for the community at tinkr2.0, send us a message to get started!

Childcare & Pre-k

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