Every February, the National Building Museum and the National Engineers Week Foundation invite you to debunk the myths of engineering and discover how professional engineers turn an idea into reality. Celebrate National Engineers Week by participating in this free, hands-on, and fun-filled festival.
Discover Engineering Family Day is a FREE, drop-in program. $5 donation suggested. Program and activities are most appropriate for children ages 4 to 12 with adult supervision. Registration is not required.
At Discover Engineering Family Day visitors can:
FLY Become a rocket scientist and explore aerodynamics
BUILD Learn to build a suspension bridge using only basic items
EXPLORE Discover the concepts of mechanics and motion using a wind tube
MAKE slime and learn the properties of a "semisolid"
DESIGN and construct a structure to help protect from a tsunami
INVENT a pop-fly lever and see how high it launches a ping pong ball
MEET an astronaut
DISCOVER alongside Curious George and The Cat in the Hat from WETA and PBSKids