Tech Fest – A Family Engineering & Technology Fair
Thanks to everyone who participated in Tech Fest, our annual technology and science fair celebrating National Engineers Week! Tech Fest 2017 was another fantastic event featuring new exhibitors, dozens of hands-on activities, awesome demos, and more.
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.
Save the date for next year’s Tech Fest! – Saturday, 2/24/18
Special thanks to our 2017 Tech Fest sponsors and partners!
Special thanks to Papa John’s Pizza for donating 20% of the proceeds for pizza sold to The Works Museum!