Don't miss this annual event!
Make a balloon-powered hovercraft, launch an Alka-Seltzer rocket and even control a robotic arm at the Clay Center’s annual Discover Engineering family fun day Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy demos exploring robotics, aluminum boat building, alternative energy and more, and get hands-on with activities and displays presented by local engineering firms, colleges and universities.
While at the Center, explore the concepts of construction, motion and simple machines by hand-operating a pulley and conveyor belt, turning the wheels of a crane to transport cargo and building unique structures in “Little Builders,” the newest interactive science exhibit in the Mylan Explore-atory.
Then, get up close to some of the most impressive predators to ever walk the planet, or go along on an epic story of survival in giant screen films “Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia” and “Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure.” Plus, travel the solar system in the planetarium show “The Planets,” and visit the art gallery to see exhibits featuring beautiful quilts and amazing lithographs.
Discover Engineering is sponsored by West Virginia University Institute of Technology, E.L. Robinson Engineering and
Participants of Discover Engineering day include: West Virginia University Institute of Technology; Bridgemont Community and Technical College; Marshall University Computer Science; DOW Chemical; West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection – Division of Air Quality; NASA IV & V Center; Rahall Transportation Institute; Technology and Engineering at Marshall University; West Virginia Association of Consulting Engineers; American Chemical Society; Association of Computing Machinery; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; WVUIT Biology Club; WVUIT Engineering and Technology Student Organization; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Society of Automotive Engineers’ Society of Women Engineers; West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H Program; Clay Center Cranium Cadets.
All activities are included in gallery admission, which is free for members or just $6 for children and $7.50 for adults. Films and planetarium shows are additional. For more information about this and other Clay Center events, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.