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Children’s Museum of Houston

Crank it up! Engineers Day Celebration

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 – Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
US/Central

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Take your creativity to the next level as we invite you to crank it up during our 2018 Engineers day filled with LEGO® free building zone, exciting demonstrations and the chance to meet a group of talented engineers building the future!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • LEGO® Free Building Zone: Engineer your imagination and make mind-blowing displays in our LEGO® building zone
    • Event time:  All Day at Kid's Hall Alcove.
  • University of Houston National Society of Black Engineers: Work alongside engineers and see if you can complete the LEGO® "Architech and Builder" challenge.
    • Event time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kids Hall Alcove.
  • LEGO® Zipline: Get your pulse pounding and build a contraption to send your LEGO® man down the zip line.
    • Event time: All Day at Texans-Chevron Maker Annex.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

  • Paper Quilling: Use your imagination as you learn how to make stunning 3-D paper flowers at Alexander Art Academy.
  • Nest Engineering: The early bird gets the worm s you engineer your very own bird at EcoStation.
  • Material Nest Matching Game: Discover one of nature's engineering marvels and learn how birds build their nest at EcoStation.
  • LEGO® Masks: Shrink yourself and be part of the yellow brick world with your very own LEGO® Masks at Junktion.
  • Catapult Airplane: Slingshot an airplane into the air to make it go farther and faster at Junktion.
  • Build your own LEGO® crown: Use your engineering skills to create your own LEGO® crown at Junktion.
  • LEGO® More or Less: Use addition and subtraction to build the tallest Lego tower at Math Cart.
  • Rotocopters to the Rescue: Strap in and get ready for take off as you build and fly your very own Rotocopter at Science Station.
  • Starch Testing: Explore how to test for starch in household foods and learn how starch plays an important role in the human body at Power Science Lab.
  • Neutralization Reaction: Upset Stomach? Discover how your body's digestive system works at Power Science Lab.
  • Acid Levels in Juice: Strap on your lab goggles and find out how to test the liquid in delicious fruit juice for pH levels at Power Science Lab.
  • Strawberry DNA Extraction: Come experiment with us and learn about the building blocks of life and DNA extraction at Power Science Lab.
  • Coding Creations: Code your own Google logo, Star Wars Galaxy or Minecraft game at Inventors' Workshop. 
  • LEGO® Zip Line: Design and engineer a LEGO® creation that will test the limits of friction and gravity at Chevron-Houston Texans Maker Annex. 

***Activities, events and times subject to change.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Open Monday during Spring Break, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Summer: Open Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  
  • General Admission: $12 per person and $11 for seniors 65 years and older. FREE for children under one and Museum Members. Free Hours: FREE FAMILY NIGHT: Thursdays 5 pm - 8 pm.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking fees: 1 hour - $5 2 hours - $6 3+ hours - $7 Metered and street parking are available around the Children's Museum of Houston.

Special Offers / Dining

The Children's Museum of Houston's spacious eatery, Fresh Cafe, offers nutritious eats and treats for any time of day! Enjoy a healthy meal with fresh salads, preservative-free sandwich bread and vegetarian options prepared daily - all at low prices.

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