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Crank up your cranium and see how great it feels to solve problems like an engineer! Dozens of engineering professionals are setting up shop in Museum spaces and invite you to participate in hands-on investigations and brain-bending challenges that relate to the jobs they do right here in the Rockford area. Local high school teams are also on hand, showing off their romping robots.

Don’t miss this eye-opening opportunity to see what engineers achieve, as you make and take some amazing stuff. This perfect conclusion to National Engineers’ Week is included with Museum admission. 

Sponsored by Huntington Learning Center of Rockford; Advanced Machine/Hennig; and TAC Rockford.

Subarea:Rockford Downtown

Directions:
From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot or the Burpee Museum lot. An above-ground tunnel connects Riverfront Museum Park and Burpee Museum.

Discover Engineering
  • February 24, 2018
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • $8 | Free for members and for children age one and younger