Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join the Duke Energy Children’s Museum for a celebration of 2018 as the Year of Engineering! Indulge your child’s love of construction, the fascination of taking things apart, and their interest in super structures like bridges and skyscrapers during our day-long event. Meet the Engineers who have made their hobbies a career. See where design and construction meet in our KidSPACE and test out your skills in our newly renovated Kids at Work exhibit, sponsored by Turner Construction Company. Visit the Duke Energy Children’s Museum to discover the endless possibilities! Remember: if you can think it, you can build it!
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Can you build items without instructions, or without opening the clear bag full of parts? Test your abilities with one of our build in a bag projects.
How is technology transforming Union Terminal? Find the answer using virtual reality goggles to navigate our 3D model.
Duke Energy Children’s Museum Lobby
Ann Senefeld with Digging Cincinnati History
What was there before? Check out historic and present-day maps to see how the Cincinnati area has changed over time.
Butler County Education Service Center
Help build the future! Meet our Dash-and-Dot Robots while you observe a LEGO bricks and K’Nex roller coaster.
CHC Fabricating Corporation
Examine welding equipment as we discuss the mechanics and safety elements of the field.
Lithko Restoration Technologies
Get creative! We'll use LEGO Bricks to demonstrate how we restore old items by putting them back together.
Thomas J. Dyer
Partake in a coloring activity while we investigate HVAC blueprints and use technology to gain a closer look.
Xavier University Community of Engineers
Stop by to see our fun engineering demonstrations! Experiment with ramps, bicycle tires and homemade speakers as we learn about gravity, centripetal force, sounds waves and much more!
Duke Energy Children’s Museum
Pick up your child’s construction hat and see how you can explore the museum to visit each contractor (*) and get a sticker for your hard hat! Children’s hard hats generously provided by the Construction Advancement Program of Greater Cincinnati while supplies last.
Turner Construction Company
Say “hi” to our employees and find out more about the renovation of Union Terminal. Identify different types of structures by attempting our spaghetti tower or Popsicle stick bridge challenges.
Allied Construction Industries, Inc.
Mix and pour plaster into one of our molds to take home your very own creation as we talk about all of the trades. We train construction workers, engineers, and designers who love creating just like you.
Journey with us and question everything to learn more about the planets and stars.
D.A.G. Construction Co., Inc.
Discover more about carpentry as you exercise your building skills with our hammer and nail activity.
ESI Electrical Contractors and IBEW/NECA Electrical Training Center
Partake in interactive displays and activities as we practice electrical safety.
Meet Duct Man, our mascot who teaches us about airflow. Help us measure the success of our ductwork and observe the impact of changing air speeds.
Tepe Environmental Services
Encounter the field of landscape architecture and design as we bring plans to life using interactive exhibits. Create your dream house and backyard, and keep the fun going as you take your own work of art home.
THP Limited Inc.
Can you build tall structures out of toothpicks and gum drops? Is it possible to make a bridge inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci using pencils? Try out these materials as we teach you more about the engineering design process.
Cincinnati Museum Center: Programs on Wheels
Put your STEM skills to use while having fun as we solve problems by building machines.
Cincinnati Museum Center: STEM Girls
Join us as we explore the big ideas behind small toys! Why does that make sound and how does this move? Play with us to find out!
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ed Umbach, Independent Engineer
Try your hand at a few of the basic math and shape skills used to create strong structures!
Participating partners include:
- Turner Construction Company
- Allied Construction Industries, Inc.
- Ann Senefeld, Digging Cincinnati History
- Butler County Educational Services Center
- CHC Fabricating Corporation
- Cincinnati Observatory
- Construction Advancement Program of Greater Cincinnati
- D.A.G. Construction Co., Inc.
- Edward Umbach, Independent Engineer
- ESI Electrical Contractors
- GBBN Architects
- Greater Cincinnati Apprenticeship Council
- IBEW/NECA Electrical Training Center
- Lithko Restoration Technologies, LLC
- MBJ CINFAB
- Tepe Environmental Services
- Thomas J. Dyer Company
- THP Limited, Inc.
- Xavier University’s Community of Engineers
- Cincinnati Museum Center’s Programs on Wheels
- Cincinnati Museum Center’s STEM Girls
Thank you to our sponsor: