Program the future

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Engineering and Innovation Hall

Good for

All Ages

Location

Level 2

Brain Juice Focus

Engineering

Make your dreams come to life

Become an engineer as you uncover how math and science are used to solve everyday problems. Along the way, you’ll gain an understanding of how these two disciplines are the connection between bridges and robots. Engineers specialize in many different areas, from architectural and mechanical to electrical and software engineering. Come and build a better building, play tag with a robot, and test your engineering know-how in our new ChallENGe Lab.

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Tag! You’re it!

Challenge your friends in the robot arena where you’ll play tag, pick up objects, and learn about self-driving cars.

Test your skills in the ChallENGe Lab

Participate in our come-and-go engineering, art and tech programming or take a free workshop to learn a new maker skill!

Amazing Airways

Learn about the movement of air as you experiment with lightweight materials and see them soar through multiple tunnels.

Make a melody

Combine coding skills and colorful creativity with our giant music sequencer!

Build a skyscraper

Explore how factors like strength, tension, compression, frequency, and drag can affect the integrity of a structure. Will your skyscraper fall to the ground or withstand a simulated earthquake?

Tag! You're it!

ChallENGe Yourself

Amazing Airways

Make a melody

Build a skyscrapper

ChallENGe Lab

Flex your creative muscles at the ChallENGe Lab! Featuring free art, engineering and tech programs, this makerspace area is designed to give you a hands-on experience that will have you thinking like an engineer.

The Lab offers come-and-go activities fit for all ages, including children as young as 6 years old. Anyone 10 and older (with exception of Teen Tuesdays – beginning Summer 2022 – which is reserved for students 13+) can also participate in maker workshops covering a variety of subjects – from art-making and robotics to 3D printing and design. These workshops happen every Tuesday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and last about an hour (some exceptions may apply). Class sizes are limited and sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on the ChallENGe Lab, please email techtruck@perotmuseum.org.

 

ChallENGe Lab workshop themes:
Tuesdays

(Beginning Summer 2022)

Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
Teen workshops (13+) 3D printing and design Electronics and robots Art-making

Engineering and Innovation Hall Scavenger Hunt

  • Try your hand at designing and controlling a robot in our popular robot arena
  • Participate in an engineering, art or tech activity in the ChallENGe Lab.

What to do next

Visit the completely transformed Being Human Hall next door. With twice as many interactive displays, and innovative content and experiments, you’ll be transported through the human journey as you explore the traits and abilities that are essential and unique to being human.

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