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Children’s Museum of Houston

MAKER CREW: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 – Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019

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Learn the basic engineering principles of mechanics as you program, design and build in this mechanical engineering workshop with the Maker Crew in our
Chevron Maker Annex workspace!

In Level 1 you will begin to learn basic engineering principles while using CAD software to design a small yet crucial piece of a hydraulic arm.

In Level 2 you will learn how to troubleshoot a prototype hydraulic arm.

In Level 3 you will be able to design and build your own hydraulic arm!

Upon completion of this Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 workshops, interested participants will be invited to join our brand new Kid's Maker Crew - with exclusive workshops and tinkering opportunities.

Please note that the preceding level(s) must be completed before moving on to the next level. When available, only register for next level 2 and/or 3 if you have completed the previous level(s).

MAKER CREW MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LEVEL 1, 2 & 3 WORKSHOP INFORMATION


  • Workshop Dates: Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20; Nov. 9 and 10
  • Workshop time: 
    • Saturday, Oct. 12
      • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Level 1: Registration Closed
    • Sunday, Oct. 13
      • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Level 1: Registration Closed
    • Saturday, Oct. 19
      • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Level 1: Registration Closed
      • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.- Level 2: Registration Closed
    • Sunday, Oct. 20
      • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Level 1: Registration Closed
      • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.- Level 2: Registration Closed
    • Saturday, Nov. 9
    • Sunday, Nov. 10
  • Location: Chevron Houston Texans Maker Annex
  • Age requirements: Children 8 and up with accompanying adult (younger siblings will not be allowed in the workshop space.)
  • Fee: $5.00 (this is in addition to museum admission costs)
  • Workshop length:  90 minutes

**Activities, events and time 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 - $7 2 hours - $8 3+ hours - $9 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 Café, offers nutritious eats and treats for any time of day! Enjoy a healthy meal with savory salads, preservative-free sandwich bread and vegetarian options prepared daily – fresh off the grill!

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