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Venue:Boston Children's Museum
Dates:Monday, February 20, 2023 - Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Hours:9am–12pm and 1:30–4:30pm (Two time slots)
Ages:Kids, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Science & Technology

engineering week  february vacation at boston children's museum photoThe Museum will celebrate National Engineers Week with age-appropriate activities that provide open-ended exploration and discovery opportunities for families.

STEAM subject matter infused with an informal, hands-on, playful approach make these activities accessible and fun, and will provide opportunities for rich interactions between adults and children.


Zoo Escape!
What happens if an animal escapes from the zoo? Practice engineering and create something to capture the animal and bring it back safely.

Use a variety of materials to engineer something that can hold a model animal. The animal might be a bird, sea creature, mammal, reptile, or insect! Visitors will be encouraged to think about the needs of the animal as they craft their design.

Build a City
What should a city have to meet the needs of its people? Help the Museum create a miniature city by building your own addition using a variety of materials.

Contribute to a shared 'city' on the floor and create what you think the city needs (parks, libraries, homes, etc). Children will work at tables and place their finished creation somewhere in the city.

Design It!
How can you show your solution to a problem? Pick a challenge, imagine a solution, and use LEGO to show it in action!

Use LEGO and Strictly Briks to design solutions to a variety of empathy-based design challenges.

Time: 9:30-11:30am and 2:00-4:00pm – Unless otherwise noted*
When: Monday, February 20 – Sunday, February 26, 2023

*The following event will only happen on Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00-11:00am

*Work It Out Wombats
Special Screening of the New Family-Friendly GBH Boston Program
Wednesday, February 22

Boston Children’s Museum and Boston public media producer GBH are welcoming families to a special screening of Work it Out Wombats!, a new nationally distributed program for PBS Kids that empowers children ages 3-6 with computational thinking skills.

Through the animated show, preschoolers are exposed to ways of thinking that enable them to solve problems, express themselves, and accomplish tasks using the practices, processes, and ideas at the core of computer science.

The event will feature a family-friendly screening of two episodes and a special appearance by Zeke, a costumed character from the program.

Please note: The Museum will be open Monday – Sunday during school vacation week, and advance online registration is required.

Engineers work with others to solve problems for people, communities, and animals. Be an engineer as you try various activities and challenges throughout the February vacation week that you can explore, create, test and try again!

Hours and Admission
The Museum will be open Wednesday-Sunday with two set daily time slots, 9:00am - 12:00pm, and 1:30pm - 4:30pm. To reduce touchpoints and enable timed visits, all ticketing will be done online. Members must also make reservations online.

There are a limited number of visits reservations available for each time slot. Adults, $20, children (1-15) and senior citizens, $20; children under 12 months and Museum members are always free.

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$20.00 | Reserve Tickets



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Phone: 617-426-6500


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