Delve into STEAM topics with Local Engineering Groups and Hands-On Activities
ATLANTA, February 28, 2017 – Fernbank Museum of Natural History invites visitors to investigate towering structures, powerful bridges, engineering innovations and architectural endeavors at Engineering Day on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family event will highlight the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) movement, with opportunities to explore personal stories of engineering and the impact it has on our world.
Engineering Day will feature demonstrations and hands-on activities to inspire a generation of future engineers and innovators. The Structural Engineers Association of Georgia will demonstrate the structural elements of architecture and discuss building shapes using cereal boxes, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers will create “puff mobiles”—miniature cars built out of Life Savers® and common household items—and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta will be onsite with a Master Model Builder to create out-of-this-world LEGO® structures. Visitors will also be invited to discover geometry, strength and design as they build a K’NEX® bridge and test stability with a giant Tumble Tower.
Engineering Day at Fernbank celebrates the opening of the new giant screen film, Dream Big: Engineering Our World. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. Visit FernbankMuseum.org for show times and tickets.
All Engineering Day activities are included with Museum admission which is $18 for adults, $17 for seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12 and free for children ages 2 and under and Museum members. Dream Big requires a separate ticket, included with the purchase of a Value Pass.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. For visitor information and tickets, visit FernbankMuseum.org.