Discover Engineering Family Day

Events / Discover Engineering Family Day

Engineers design the bridges you drive across, improve the food you eat, perfect the fabrics you wear, and even build computers like the one you're looking at right now. Discover how professional engineers turn ideas into reality and do some engineering and problem solving of your own. Celebrate Engineers Week, February by participating in this free, hands-on, and fun-filled family day with tons of activities designed for kids.

Discover Engineering Family Day is a FREE, drop-in program. Recommended ages 6 to 12.

Last year visitors got the chance to:

  • EXPLORE the forces behind roller coasters
  • BUILD a structure that withstands a tsunami
  • DISCOVER what makes popcorn pop
  • LAUNCH a rocket
  • CONSTRUCT a towering newspaper skyscraper

Check back soon to find out what  you could engineer in 2017!


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: 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

Visit the Discover Engineering Family Day website to learn more. 


Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM