To kickoff National Engineers Week, the Austin Children’s Museum will be hosting a festival of engineering activities for children in partnership with several organizations this weekend.
Saturday is Engineer’s day and the Austin branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Greater Austin Conractors Engineers Association (ACEA) will be hosting an variety of hands-on activities for children such as: Make a Hoop Glider, Build a Spaghetti Bridge, Construct a Super Golf Tower, Make a Paper Helicopter, and create Balloon Rockets. Sunday is Engineering Student’s Day and the University of Texas Student Engineering Council (UT SEC) will have various activities for families such as designing a circuit board, launching a catapult, and building a spaghetti tower.
The Austin Children’s Museum was founded in 1983 as a non-profit organization and their mission is to create innovative learning experiences for children and families alike to inspire and prepare the next generation. They attract over 220,000 visitors annually. One of their main goals is to enable and empower the learning experience of children.
The museum is located at the Dell Discovery Center on the corner of Second Street and Colorado. Engineer’s Day will start at 10 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. The first 400 children to arrive receive free admission thanks to ASCE. Engineering Student’s Day on Sunday will start at 12:00 p.m. and last until 5 p.m. Admission for the first 100 children on Sunday will be free thanks to the UT SEC. Regular admission to the museum is $6.50 for adults, $6.50 for children 2 years and older, $4.50 for children who are 12-23 months and children under 12 months are free. For more information visit austinkids.org.