Kids can be an engineer for a day and learn how to turn ideas into reality at Discover Engineering Family Day! at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
On Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., families can celebrate National Engineers Week by participating in this free, hands on family day. Real engineers will be on hand to help at the more than 25 activities geared toward kids ages 4 to 12.
Kids will get 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
Students will be introduced to the many branches of engineering — civil, mechanical, electrical, agricultural, chemical, computer, aeronautical and biological, just to name a few. They will find hands-on and mind-challenging activities presented by professionals in a fun, engaging atmosphere. Most exhibitors also offer giveaways that the children can take home.
The event is free and no registration is required. The National Building Museum is located at 401 F St. NW for details visit the Discover Engineering Family Day website.
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