Tech Fest Annual Family Engineering and Technology Fair 2018-12-10T15:42:22+00:00

Join us for Tech Fest – our giant celebration of engineering!

It’s the 15th anniversary of Tech Fest, and we’re planning a blockbuster with tons of brand new hands-on experiences, returning fan favorites, and prize drawings all day long!

Featuring kid-friendly demos of emerging technology and activities led by scientists, engineers, and educators, this special family STEM day is the perfect opportunity to explore together. Get ready for some mind-blowing fun!

Saturday, February 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$9 Pre-registered. $12 at the door. Free for members.

Ready to plan your day? Here are a few tips from experienced Tech Fest families:

  • Come early. Tech Fest starts at 9 a.m. (before our normal open hours). This is a great time to have fast access to presenters.
  • Save money by purchasing your admission in advance ($9 per person over age 2) or consider a family membership. Members receive free admission to Tech Fest and a membership pays for itself in just 2 visits for a family of 4.
  • Consider bringing your teen too. While The Works Museum focuses on programs for kids ages 5-12, Tech Fest is great for anyone ages 4 and up (including our adult guests!)
  • Go at your own pace. All activities are open for the whole event, but you don’t have to do them all. See what inspires your young engineer and stay as long as you like at those activities.

FAQ’s about Tech Fest:

No. Please remain in attendance with your children. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

You do not need to attend for the whole day. Come any time during event hours, and leave when you are ready!

You can return to the Museum again on Tech Fest day with your Museum wristband.

Pre-registration is optional! Visitors can purchase event tickets at the door for $12. Benefits of pre-registration are discounted admission at the rate of $9 per ticket and faster entry into the event. Members are free and do not need to register.

Sorry, but we don’t accept passes or coupons for Tech Fest.

Free parking is available in our lot.

Tech Fest is ideal for kids ages 4 and up. However, we see a lot of younger siblings. Just be aware that you will find small parts and other activities inappropriate for kids under 4.

Thank you to our 2019 Tech Fest sponsors and partners:

Premier Academic Partner:

Bag Sponsor:



Boston Scientific



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Regular Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures

Closed For Holiday
December 24, 2018
Closed For Holiday
December 25, 2018
Closed For Holiday
April 21, 2019
Closed For Holiday
May 27, 2019
Closed For Holiday
July 4, 2019
Closed For Holiday
September 2, 2019

Extended Hours and Special Dates

Extended Hours
December 26, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
December 27, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
December 28, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 2, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 3, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 4, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 21, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm