Family Science Night

Bring The Works Museum experience to you with a family night of engineering!

Family Engineering Nights are ideal as standalone events or as an addition to a family event, open house, or science fair. The Works Museum provides engineering activities for parents and kids to do together, all the supplies needed for the engineering and science projects, and volunteer training. You provide the space and the volunteers.

Package 1:

Designed for groups of up to 125 people (children + adults), this package is great for libraries, community centers, or other small events.

  • 2 hour event plus 1/2 hour of training volunteers prior to the event
  • 3 hands-on activities in one room
  • Each visitor spends 30-40 minutes to do all the activities
  • 1 educator from The Works plus 6 volunteers from your organization

Package 2:

Designed for groups of 125 to 250 people (children + adults), this package easily complements an open house, family night, or science fair at your school.

  • 2 hour event plus 1 hour training volunteers prior to the event
  • 5 hands-on activities in 2-5 classroom-sized rooms
  • Each visitor spends approximately one hour to do all the activities
  • 1 educator from The Works plus 10 volunteers from your organization

Package 3:

Designed for groups of 250 to 600 people (children + adults) or more, this package is a great fit for larger events.

  • 2 hour event plus 1 hour training volunteers prior to the event
  • 10 hands-on activities in 5-10 classrooms-sized rooms
  • Each visitor spends up to 2 hours to do all the activities
  • 2 experts from The Works plus 20 volunteers from your organization

Sample Activities

  • Circuits (electrical)
  • Kaleidoscopes or Rainbow Glasses (physical science)
  • Crazy Cars or catapults (mechanical)
  • Estimation (math)
  • Straw rockets or Ring Gliders (aeronautics)
  • Paper Towers or Float Your Boat (engineering design challenges)

Pricing:

$300 – $2,100 plus a mileage-based travel fee

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The family engineering event was wonderful. Your teacher was terrific to work with, we were well-staffed, and I received many positive comments from both families and staff about how much fun they had at the stations.

Family School Partnership Coordinator, Cherokee Heights Elementary