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February is full of engineering fun! We’ll be open with special hours and activities over Presidents’ Day Weekend, and taking part in the national celebration of Engineers Week.

February 17–19

Presidents’ Day Weekend

There will be more time to explore all our hands-on activities, demonstrations, and experiments over Presidents’ Day Weekend. Check out our extended hours and schedule of activities below, free with general admission!

⏰ Holiday Hours

Sat 2/17 10am–6pm 
Members only 9–10am
Sun 2/18 11am–6pm 
Members only 10–11am
Mon 2/19 10am–5pm 
Members only 9–10am

🎬 Dream Big 3D

Dream Big poster

Opens February 17
From the world’s tallest building to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

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Dream Big is supported by The Hockaday School

🔬 Special Gallery Activities

Saturday, February 17
All Day Discovery Carts Hands-On Science Exploration
Hands-on science experiments and demonstrations in the galleries.
Hours and exhibit hall locations vary throughout the day
Open–Noon Launching Rocket Cups
Up, up, and away! Launch your own rocket cup. Designed for children 5 and under and their adults.
Lower Level - Moody Family Children's Museum - Art Lab
Open–11am Bio Lab Experiments
Explore the microscopic world with hands-on biology experiments.
Level 2 - TI Engineering and Innovation Hall - Activity Station
11am–2pm What Can You Build?
Challenge yourself to design and build an arch or tower.
Level 2 - TI Engineering and Innovation Hall - Activity Station
11:30am Bookworm Reading Time
Join the bookworm for story time!
Level 4 - T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Noon Science on the Spot - Mammoth Talk
Did you know Thomas Jefferson was obsessed mammoths and mastodons? Learn more about these giant mammals.
Level 4 - T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
12–2pm Trash to Treasure
Get creative by upcycling recycled materials into works of art.
Lower Level - Moody Family Children's Museum - Art Lab
1:30pm Science on the Spot - Penny Science
Turn and old penny new with the wonders of science. President Lincoln never looked so nice!
Level 3 - Lyda Hill Gems & Minerals Hall
2pm Science Trivia - Famous Scientists & Inventors Level 2 - TI Engineering and Innovation Hall - Activity Station
2–3pm Motor Mania
Stack, draw, build, twist, and zip! Develop fine motor skills with activities designed for children 5 and under and their adults.
Lower Level - Moody Family Children's Museum - Art Lab
3pm Science on the Spot - Bacteria vs Viruses
Dive into the dirty world of bacteria and viruses. Now you'll listen when your parents tell you to wash your hands.
Level 4 - T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
3pm–Close Design a Space Mission Patch
You can be an astronaut too! First, your spacesuit needs a patch.
Level 2 - TI Engineering and Innovation Hall - Activity Station
Sunday, February 18
All Day Discovery Carts Hands-On Science Exploration
Hands-on science experiments and demonstrations in the galleries.
Hours and exhibit hall locations vary throughout the day
Open–Noon Launching Rocket Cups
Up, up, and away! Launch your own rocket cup.
Lower Level - Moody Family Children's Museum - Art Lab
Open–11am Bio Lab Experiments
Explore the microscopic world with hands-on biology experiments.
Level 2 - TI Engineering and Innovation Hall - Activity Station
11am–2pm What Can You Build?
Challenge yourself to design and build an arch or tower.
Level 2 - TI Engineering and Innovation Hall - Activity Station
11:30am Bookworm Reading Time
Join the bookworm for story time!
Level 4 - T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Noon Science on the Spot - Mammoth Talk
Did you know Thomas Jefferson was obsessed mammoths and mastodons? Learn more about these giant mammals.
Level 4 - T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
12–2pm Trash to Treasure
Get creative by upcycling recycled materials into works of art.
Lower Level - Moody Family Children's Museum - Art Lab
1:30pm Science on the Spot - Penny Science
Turn and old penny new with the wonders of science. President Lincoln never looked so nice!
Level 3 - Lyda Hill Gems & Minerals Hall
2pm Science Trivia - Famous Scientists & Inventors Level 2 - TI Engineering and Innovation Hall - Activity Station
2–3pm Motor Mania
Stack, draw, build, twist, and zip! Develop fine motor skills with activities designed for children 5 and under and their adults.
Lower Level - Moody Family Children's Museum - Art Lab
3pm Science on the Spot - Bacteria vs Viruses
Dive into the dirty world of bacteria and viruses. Now you'll listen when your parents tell you to wash your hands.
Level 4 - T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
3pm–Close Design a Space Mission Patch Level 2 - TI Engineering and Innovation Hall - Activity Station
Monday, February 19
All Day Start of Engineer's Week — see below! Throughout Museum
All Day Discovery Carts Hands-On Science Exploration
Hands-on science experiments and demonstrations in the galleries.
Hours and exhibit hall locations vary throughout the day
Open–Noon Building A Space Tower Lower Level - Moody Family Children's Museum - Art Lab
11:30am Bookworm Reading Time
Join the bookworm for story time!
Level 4 - T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
12–2pm Trash to Treasure
Get creative by upcycling recycled materials into works of art.
Lower Level - Moody Family Children's Museum - Art Lab
Noon Science on the Spot - Mammoth Talk
Did you know Thomas Jefferson was obsessed mammoths and mastodons? Learn more about these giant mammals.
Level 4 - T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
1:30pm Science on the Spot - Penny Science
Turn and old penny new with the wonders of science. President Lincoln never looked so nice!
Level 3 - Lyda Hill Gems & Minerals Hall
2–3pm Motor Mania
Stack, draw, build, twist, and zip! Develop fine motor skills with activities designed for children 5 and under and their adults.
Lower Level - Moody Family Children's Museum - Art Lab
3pm Science on the Spot - Bacteria vs Viruses
Dive into the dirty world of bacteria and viruses. Now you'll listen when your parents tell you to wash your hands.
Level 4 - T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
3pm–Close Design a Space Mission Patch
You can be an astronaut too! First, your spacesuit needs a patch.
Level 2 - TI Engineering and Innovation Hall - Activity Station

February 19–23

Engineers Week

Building

Build, break, create! Students, educators, and families alike are invited to explore the field of engineering firsthand through interactive demonstrations, experiments, and gallery experiences with professional engineers and educators. Free with general admission!

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🔬 Engineers Week Activities

Monday, February 19
Prototypes and New Technologies with IBM Discover amazing new technologies and test out some prototypes with our supporting sponsor, IBM. Lobby
Cisco Spark Join Cisco on a journey to see the evolution of communication throughout the years. Lobby and Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Healing the Brain after Injury with the Texas Biomedical Device Center at UT Dallas Explore the RePair System, developed by TxBDC, which guides the recovery of arm and leg movements after a brain or spinal cord injury. Test out the technology by wearing sensors that move a cartoon version of their mascot, Temoc. Level 2 Landing
VEX Robot Arena Join representatives from VEX Robotics and build and drive robots. Level 2 Activity Station, TI Engineering and Innovation Hall
Building Activities Build, break, and create with different types of building materials. Level 2, TI Engineering and Innovation Hall
Electrical Liquids Sponsored by FLUOR Create an electrical circuit and test whether various liquids conduct electricity. Level 4 Landing
Collaborative Swarm Robotic Systems with UTD Mechanical Engineering Join UTD engineering students as they demo a team of small mobile robots that autonomously form dynamic spatial patterns. Level 4 Landing
Discovery Cart Demonstrations Explore concepts connected to the themes of the Museum’s exhibit halls. Throughout the Museum
Tuesday, February 20
Prototypes and New Technologies with IBM Discover amazing new technologies and test out some prototypes with our supporting sponsor, IBM. Lobby
Cisco Spark Join Cisco on a journey to see the evolution of communication throughout the years. Lobby and Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Build a Bridge with the American Society of Civil Engineers Challenge your engineering skills as you design, build, and test your own bridge with the American Society of Civil Engineers. Level 2 Landing
Insole Power Meter: Multi-sport Training Sensor with UTD Join UTD Engineering students as they test an insole-based power meter capable of measuring an athlete’s power output at the shoe interface. Level 2 TI Activity Station
Building Activities Build, break, and create with different types of building materials. Level 2 TI Engineering and Innovation Hall
Environmental Experiments with the Environmental Protection Agency Explore environmental topics with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Level 3 Landing
Electrical Liquids Sponsored by FLUOR Create an electrical circuit and test whether various liquids conduct electricity. Level 4 Landing
Air Force Designs and Technology Meet members of the Air Force to discuss space operations, remotely piloted aircraft, and other ways they employ science and technology to accomplish their missions. Level 4 Landing
Discovery Cart Demonstrations Explore concepts connected to the themes of the Museum’s exhibit halls. Throughout the Museum
Wednesday, February 21
Prototypes and New Technologies with IBM Discover amazing new technologies and test out some prototypes with our supporting sponsor, IBM. Lobby
Cisco Spark Join Cisco on a journey to see the evolution of communication throughout the years. Lobby and Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Programming with the Perot Museum TECH Truck Learn how to use Arduino and Raspberry Pi with TECH Truck educators. Lobby
Build a Bridge with the American Society of Civil Engineers Challenge your engineering skills as you design, build, and test your own bridge with the American Society of Civil Engineers. Level 2 Landing
Mobile App Testing Robot with UTD Learn introductory concepts of robotics, motors, and electronics as you look at the Automated Testing Robot for Touchscreen Devices. Level 2 Activity Station
Building Activities Build, break, and create with different types of building materials. Level 2, TI Engineering and Innovation Hall
Environmental Experiments with the Environmental Protection Agency Explore environmental topics with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Level 3 Landing
Electrical Liquids Sponsored by FLUOR Create an electrical circuit and test whether various liquids conduct electricity. Level 4 Landing
Air Force Designs and Technology Meet members of the Air Force to discuss space operations, remotely piloted aircraft, and other ways they employ science and technology to accomplish their missions. Level 4 Landing
Discovery Cart Demonstrations Explore concepts connected to the themes of the Museum’s exhibit halls. Throughout the Museum
Thursday, February 22
Prototypes and New Technologies with IBM Discover amazing new technologies and test out some prototypes with our supporting sponsor, IBM. Lobby
Cisco Spark Join Cisco on a journey to see the evolution of communication throughout the years. Lobby and Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Build a Bridge with the American Society of Civil Engineers Challenge your engineering skills as you design, build, and test your own bridge with the American Society of Civil Engineers. Level 2 Landing
Building Activities Build, break, and create with different types of building materials. Level 2, TI Engineering and Innovation Hall
Engineering Challenges with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Explore engineering concepts and experiments with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Level 2 Activity Station
Environmental Experiments with the Environmental Protection Agency Explore environmental topics with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Level 3 Landing
Electrical Liquids Sponsored by FLUOR Create an electrical circuit and test whether various liquids conduct electricity. Level 4 Landing
Air Force Designs and Technology Meet members of the Air Force to discuss space operations, remotely piloted aircraft, and other ways they employ science and technology to accomplish their missions. Level 4 Landing
Discovery Cart Demonstrations Explore concepts connected to the themes of the Museum’s exhibit halls. Throughout the Museum
Friday, February 23
Prototypes and New Technologies with IBM Discover amazing new technologies and test out some prototypes with our supporting sponsor, IBM. Lobby
Healing the Brain After Injury with the Texas Biomedical Device Center at UT Dallas Explore the RePair System, developed by TxBDC, which guides the recovery of arm and leg movements after a brain or spinal cord injury. Test out the technology by wearing sensors that move a cartoon version of their mascot, Temoc. Level 2 Landing
Extracting Power from Wind: Wind Energy Turbines with UTD Engineering Join UTD Engineering students as they demonstrate their fully controlled and monitored down-scaled wind turbine model. Level 2 Activity Station
Building Activities Build, break, and create with different types of building materials. Level 2, TI Engineering and Innovation Hall
Electrical Liquids Sponsored by FLUOR Create an electrical circuit and test whether various liquids conduct electricity. Level 4 Landing
Discovery Cart Demonstrations Explore concepts connected to the themes of the Museum’s exhibit halls. Throughout the Museum
Saturday, February 24
Prototypes and New Technologies with IBM Discover amazing new technologies and test out some prototypes with our supporting sponsor, IBM. Lobby
Build-a-Circuit with UTD Electrical Engineering Experience a safe and enjoyable introduction to circuits through three interactive demos. Level 2 Activity Station
Building Activities Build, break, and create with different types of building materials. Level 2, TI Engineering and Innovation Hall
Electrical Liquids Sponsored by FLUOR Create an electrical circuit and test whether various liquids conduct electricity. Level 4 Landing
Discovery Cart Demonstrations Explore concepts connected to the themes of the Museum’s exhibit halls. Throughout the Museum
Engineers Week Sponsors: Title Sponsor Texas Instruments, Presented by Cisco, Supported by Lockheed Martin, ExxonMobil, IBM, Fluor, VEX Robotics, and Samsung

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