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Hands-On Mechanical Puzzles

Hands-On Mechanical PuzzlesA quieter space to explore the Lilly Library's unique collection of mechanical puzzlesDepartmentLibraries9:00 am - 3:00 pm AgesElementary,Middle School,High School +


Puzzle Patch


Experience a selection of hands-on puzzles from the Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection and different types of mechanical puzzles that you can find at IU’s Lilly Library.

Mechanical puzzles are hand-held objects whose pieces move to achieve the solution. These hands-on puzzles represent the many different types of mechanical puzzles that exist.

Our Curator of Puzzles will be at the event to answer questions about mechanical puzzles, the Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection, and maybe even offer a few hints.

Health Guidelines

Mask while Indoors