Top Illinois Children’s Museum Focuses On Engineering
The snowboard, water slides, running shoes, the ferris wheel and virtual reality...all things invented by engineers! Engineers play a vital role in innovating solutions to global challenges that impact future generations. By working together to develop new technologies, products, and opportunities, engineers create new possibilities that make the world a better place. Local engineering feats will be showcased at Discovery Center Museum on Saturday, February 25th from 11AM to 3PM to celebrate National Engineers Week- February 19-25.
Discover Engineering features engineers from local companies, along with members of the local professional engineering societies and high school robotics teams, providing demonstrations, hands-on activities and general information. The event offers elementary and middle school-age children the opportunity to take part in numerous experiments and hands-on activities such as designing and testing bridges, experimenting with circuits and motorized gears, participating in chemistry experiments, building and launching catapults, and much more! So set your brain on "try-it" mode and prepare for some fun challenges!
Discover Engineering is sponsored by TAC Rockford, the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers - Rockford Chapter, and the Illinois Space Grant Consortium. Cost is included with Museum admission - $10 adults; $10 children ages 2-17; and free to Museum members and children age 1 and younger.
About The Discovery Center Museum
Discovery Center Museum is a children's science museum providing hands-on math, science, and art experiences for all ages with over 250 hand-on exhibits and an award-winning outdoor park. Discovery Center Museum is the nation's 5th Best Museum for Families according to USA ToDAY, one of 12 museums included in Forbes.com's articly, The 12 Best Children's Museums in the U.S. and earned a 2020 Trip Advisor "Traveler's Choice" award. Discovery Center Museum is located inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 North Main Street, Rockford, Il.
For additional information regarding Discovery Center Museum, call (815) 963-6769.
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