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Family Days

Drop by our free, long-running Family Days to celebrate the built environment, learn from professionals, and try out fun, hands-on activities that the whole family can enjoy. Check out:

A young girl receives instruction on hammering at the Miller & Long nail driving competition held during the Festival of the Building Arts.
© Peter Cutts

The Big Build

A Hands-on Family Festival of Tools, Trucks, and Construction

An interactive, fun-for-all-ages celebration of our built environment. Learn from construction and building arts professionals while hammering nails, sawing logs, applying join compound, hopping aboard real trucks, and more.
2017 Date TBA 

A boy explores robotics at the annual Discover Engineering Family Day.
Photo by F.T. Eyre

Discover Engineering Family Day

Saturday, February 18, 2017

10am - 4:30pm


Kick off National Engineers Week with a fun-filled day at the Museum. Drop in to meet real engineers and to test out your ideas with over 20 hands-on engineering activities. You can launch rockets, meet an astronaut, make slime, pop popcorn, and more. Visit the Discover Engineering Family Day website for more information.

Interested in participating as an exhibitor? The 2017 Exhibitor Application is now open