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Discover Engineering Family Day

Become an engineer for a day!


Saturday, February 27, 2016

10 am–4:30 pm, FREE

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 21 - 27, by participating in this free, hands-on, and fun-filled family day with over 20 activities designed for kids.

Discover Engineering Family Day is a FREE, drop-in program. $5 donation suggested. Recommended ages 6 to 12.

  • 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

What will you engineer this year?


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. 


 IEEEUSA-Logo-CMYK  DiscoverE Foundation  Northrop Logo

 Discover Engineering Family Day is generously sponsored by DiscoverE, Design Squad Global, IEEE-USE, the National Science Foundation, Northrop Grumman, Tekla Research, and WETA.