February 2

Technology and Innovation Day

  • Time

    February 2

  • Good for

    All Ages

  • Location

    Entire Museum

  • Price

    General Admission

  • Time

    February 2

  • Good for

    All Ages

  • Location

    Entire Museum

  • Price

    General Admission

February 2 | 10am-4pm
Discover how much fun it can be to explore the principles of engineering! Sponsored by the pros at Lockheed Martin.

Scheduled Activities

Superhero Science Auditorium Show
11am and 1pm | Lower Level Auditorium 
Join a Perot Museum educator for a live science show as we learn all about superheroes and how regular people like you and me can use science engineering to create “powers” to help people.

Bookworm Reading Time
11:30am | Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall 
Families are invited to join a Perot Museum Brainiac for a reading of science-inspired children’s literature

 

Ongoing Activities 10am-4pm

Hands-on Engineering with Lockheed Martin
Lobby
Discover how much fun it can be to explore the principles of engineering! Sponsored by the pros at Lockheed Martin.

Smoke Bubbles
Explore the science of dry ice with fog-filled bubbles.

Catapults
Engineer the perfect catapult and compete to see whose catapult can shoot the furthest.

LED Magnetic Dartboard
Build your own LED dart and test your aim to win prizes.

LEGO Mindstorms
Watch a pre-programmed LEGO robot perform various tasks.

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Technologies
Experience the amazing VR and AR technologies from Lockheed Martin.

Aluminum Boat Challenge
Design and build a boat out of aluminum foil and test how many pennies your boat can hold without capsizing.

Lockheed Martin Technologies
Speak with engineers from Lockheed Martin about what the company does and learn about the technologies they create.

Other Activities

Innovation Photo Station
Lobby
Document all the fun you are having and share your love of engineering with the world! Tag your photos #perotmuseum.

Robot Models with Oil and Cotton
Level 2 Landing
Learn to build a cube from repurposed materials and hinge with colorful artist tapes to create a 3D robot sculpture as you channel your creative side with guests artists from Oil and Cotton.

Robot Friends: Toddler Takeover Table with Oil and Cotton
Level 2 Landing
Toddlers are invited to explore this tactile and playful activity table! Build a felt robot from colorful geometric shapes and take home your very own felt robot puzzle.

Cubes and Tubes: Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton
Level 2 Landing
Learn the basics of schematics and learn to draw 3-dimensional shapes with rulers, compasses, and marketing tools.

Code Your Friend
Level 2, Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall
Explore the principles of coding, as you help your friend complete a series of tasks.

Binary Beads
Level 2, Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall
Use beads to create your initials in binary code and create a bracelet to take home.

Engineering Wheels
Level 3 Landing
Explore the concept of friction as you look at different types of wheels on a car, and how the materials affect the speed of the vehicle.

Build Your City
Level 4 Landing
Using creative and innovation, design and construct an addition to our dream city using the provided materials.

3D Creation Station
Lower Level Landing
Using a handheld version of a 3D printer, design and make 3D creations that stand on their own.

Art Lab: Magnetic Engineering
Lower Level, Moody Family Children’s Museum
Children ages five and under are invited to learn all about magnets with fun activities just for junior engineers.

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