Notice: Fernbank Museum will open at 11am on Sunday, April 30 so that we may honor our volunteers during a private special event.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Gear up for a day celebrating all things innovative! Enjoy engineering-themed crafts, games and demonstrations as well as a chance to meet local engineers. This special family event is inspired by the new giant screen film Dream Big.
Structural Engineers Association of Georgia
Use candy to discover structural elements of architecture and discuss building shapes using cereal boxes.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Create Puff Mobiles—“cars” built out of life savers and common household items that are powered by breath.
American Society of Civil Engineers
Learn about the work of the ASCE through special hands-on activities.
Burns and McDonnell
Discover different types of engineering with activities focusing on the water cycle, static electricity and gliders.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
Build out-of-this-world creations with LEGO Bricks and a Master Model Builder in celebration of LEGOLAND’s new exhibit, Space Mission (opens March 18).
Discover structural design, geometry and strength as you build a bridge.
Learn how engineers test a structure’s stability with this hands-on activity.
11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, Giant Screen Theater
Take a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds.
Tadpole Tales and Sun Dials
11:30pm, Naturalist Center
Enjoy the book The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein and learn how to create your own sundial.
Cost: Unless noted, all Engineering Day activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members.
*Activities offered 10am – 2pm in the Great Hall, unless noted; and are subject to change without notice.
**Requires separate ticket; included in purchase of a Value Pass.