National Building Museum

Discover Engineering Family Day 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Free, drop in. All ages. 

Celebrate National Engineers Week by trying out exciting, hands-on engineering experiences and talking with professional engineers of all kinds. 

Last year participants:
DISCOVERED how electricity lights the Museum's Great Hall
like a real surveyor, using a map and a compass to find your way
a motorized bot to walk across a table
LAUNCHED paper rockets
MIXED slime and learn about different chemical reactions
MET an astronaut
a creative way to launch a ping pong ball into the air
SPUN paper helicopters and test the best design

For a complete list of this year's activities, visit

Photo by Elizabeth Ann Yoder. 

This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.