Every February, the National Building Museum and the National
Engineers Week Foundation invite you to debunk the myths of engineering
and discover how professional engineers turn an idea into reality.
Celebrate National Engineers Week by participating in this free,
hands-on, and fun-filled festival.
Discover Engineering Family Day is a FREE, drop-in program. $5
donation suggested. Program and activities are most appropriate for
children ages 4 to 12 with adult supervision. Registration is not
Scout groups, please RSVP below.
Pre-registred scouts will receive badge activity worksheets via email
approximately one week in advance of the festival. These worksheets
will guide you in determining which activities may help your scouts
fulfill badge requirements. You are welcome to check in at the Scout
table (near the fountain) during the festival to receive additional
copies of the worksheet or if you have any questions.
Activities at the Festival may assist Scouts in fulfilling some requirements for the following Badges:
Tiger Cub Scouts: Make a Model
Wolf Cub Scouts: Family Fun, Spare-Time Fun, and Machine Power
Bear Cub Scouts: Family Fun, Build-a-Model, and Aircraft
WEBELOS Cub Scouts: Craftsman, Engineer, and Scientist
Boy Scouts: Engineering
Brownie Girl Scouts: Building Art, Science in Action, Listening to the Past
Junior Girl Scouts: Aerospace, Science Discovery, Discovering Technology, Sky Search, Careers
Activities are subject to change.
Major support for Discover Engineering Family Day 2013 is provided by the National Engineers Week Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, IEEE-USA, and National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying. Additional support is provided by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Bechtel, the National Science Foundation, and the Semiconductor Industry Association. Local support is provided by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-National Capital Section; ASHRAE National Capital Chapter; and National Nanotechnology Initiative. FAMILY Magazine is the official media sponsor.