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Tech Fest  – A Family Engineering & Technology Fair

Saturday, February 25th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission $10. Free for members.

Every February, The Works Museum brings together Twin Cities experts in technology and science to inspire kids and families. Kids are natural engineers, full of questions such as why, how, and what if I did it differently? Tech Fest gathers corporations, educational institutions and other nonprofits working in engineering and technology to share their work  and inspire kids. Together, we encourage kids to keep asking those questions and to pursue their passions for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

With kid-friendly demonstrations such as using K’Nex and shake tables to explore how civil engineers make buildings safe during earthquakes, medical technology using a life-sized operation game and licorice, color-changing jewelry and more, this science and technology fair appeals to everyone. It’s a fun indoor winter family activity.

One fan favorite is always The Works Museum’s own Tech Take-Apart. This hands-on activity encourages kids to dismantle and learn about “the guts” of machines and electronics. With goggles and steady hands, kids disassemble and explore computer towers, stereo equipment, hard drives, and all sorts of other treasures. We are grateful to Dynamic Recycling for donating machines for Tech Take-Apart. Visit our Explore It! page for upcoming Tech Take-Apart dates.

Tech Fest 2017

At The Works Museum, 9740 Grand Ave S., Bloomington

Join in the fun as our Museum explodes with activity during our annual celebration of National Engineers Week. The event features live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and more from The Works Museum and its engineering, technology, and science partners from all over the Twin Cities.

  • Open to the public, Tech Fest is for kids, families and anyone who loves to explore engineering! (Kids must be accompanied by an adult).
  • $8 in advance/$10 at door. Advance tickets are non-refundable. 
  • Free to Members (Purchase a membership now).
  • No passes or coupons accepted.
  • Easy access from 35W and 494 and free parking in The Works Museum’s lot.
  • Pizza will be sold during lunch hours by Papa John’s Pizza.

FAQ’s about Tech Fest:

No. It’s intended that kids explore Tech Fest with their grown-ups.

No. Tech Fest is a drop-in event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to explore at your own pace.

Yes. Keep your wrist-band on during your lunch break and check back in at the lobby desk on your return.

No, however there is a discount for tickets purchased in advance.

Special thanks to our 2017 Tech Fest sponsors and partners!

Bag Sponsor:
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Bronze:
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Community Partner:
 

Special thanks to Papa John’s Pizza for donating 20% of the proceeds for pizza sold to The Works Museum!

View the 2017 postcard.

View the 2017 poster.

Check our Events page for other exciting family science and engineering events at The Works Museum.

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