National Engineers Day

Join us as we throw a spotlight on the brilliant minds behind the scenes – the visionaries, innovators, and creators who design, test, and build the very fabric of our existence.

Event Date
Saturday, February 24, 2024
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Event Time
10:00 am
6:00 pm
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6:00 pm
*The Museum opens at noon on Sundays.
Ages
All Ages
Admission
General Admission
Location

Kid's Hall

FlowWorks

First Floor

Accessibility
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About the Event

Activities, events and times subject to change.

Get ready to embark on a discovery that will ignite your curiosity, challenge your intellect, and leave you with a newfound appreciation for the world around you. Engineering isn't just a profession; it's a gateway to endless possibilities and a chance to shape the future with your innovative ideas. National Engineers Week is Feb. 18 to 24, 2024.

SPECIAL EVENTS

From 10 am to 4 pm in Kid's Hall:

  • BattleBots:  Use a variety of materials along with an off-set motor and a battery to create your own BattleBots, then face off against each other or against our Makers and volunteers! (While supplies last)
  • Sail Cars: Use popsicle sticks and other materials to create a car and add a sail to it, testing it using a tabletop fan to see how well they can catch air.
  • Balancing Sculptures: Use a variety of objects, including pencils, chopsticks, washers and cardboard to create sculptures that balance on a single point by manipulating the center of gravity.

From 10 am to noon in FlowWorks: (Weather permitting)

  • Water Robots: Explore the mechanics of water-treading robots in this special educator facilitated activity, as part of our Inventor’s Workshop takeover of FlowWorks!

From noon to 2 pm in Kid's Hall:

  • LEGO© Robots:  Build and code a variety of robotic designs as our LEGO© Spike Prime robots venture out of Maker Annex and into Kid's Hall for the day!

From 2 to 4 pm all around Museum:

  • Robotic Takeover!: Robots are taking over the museum! Dash and Sphero will make appearances in a variety of engineering and science challenges and experiments throughout several of our main floor galleries. Keep on the look-out!

All Day in Kids' Hall Alcove:

  • Houston Bricks: Come marvel at the magnificent creations designed by LEGO© Masters.
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Event Date
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Event Date
Sat
Feb
24
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Sat
Feb
24
2024
Event Time
10:00 am
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6:00 pm
10:00 am
6:00 pm
Ages
All Ages
Admission
General Admission
Location

Kid's Hall

FlowWorks

First Floor

Disability Accessibility
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