Engineering Fest

Date(s) - 02/24/18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Hosted by
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Engineering Fest

Chicago Architecture Foundation

February 24, 2018, 10AM

Celebrate National Engineers Week with our annual Engineering Fest on February 24 and 25. We will explore Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers with FREE activities for ages 5–12. Join more than 1,500 visitors for a weekend full of family-friendly engineering explorations.

Chicago is known for its iconic, moveable bridges that span the Chicago River. Learn from an expert about six different types of bridges, then build your own! At Engineering Fest, the whole family can test out engineering solutions with mixed-media materials.

What can I do at Engineering Fest?

  • Meet an engineer: Meet design professionals and learn how they make bridges!
  • Engineering Lab:Discover the structures inside skyscrapers that keep them tall and strong. Build your own and test their strength.
  • Photo booth: Take a photo in our skyscraper-themed photo booth! Use fun props and share the photos with your friends on social media.
  • Self-guided tour: Use our interactive self-guided tour to see Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers in person.
  • Design challenge:Can you build the tallest tower using only paper and tape? Build and measure your own super-tall skyscraper to take home or add to our collaborative city.
  • Mini-tour: Bundle up! Join us for a mini-tour outside where we’ll learn how to “read” a building.