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Contact Us: (716) 896-5200 | Toll Free: (866) 291-6660
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1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14211

Location: 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211

Open 7 Days a Week
Mon. - Tues.: 10am - 4pm
Wed.: 10am - 9pm
Thurs. - Sun.: 10am - 4pm

Hours: Open 7 Days a Week | Mon-Tues 10am - 4pm, Wed: 10am - 9pm, Thurs-Sun: 10am - 4pm

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Monday, February 20, 2017 11:00am - 02:30pm


Discover the world of engineering this February break! Celebrate the upcoming National Engineers Week with 7-days of family-friendly activities facilitated by local engineers and Museum staff. Activities throughout the week include Lego challenges, zipline builds, real-world engineering problem solving and more! Special activities take place from 11am to 2:30 p.m. For the first time this year, we're also celebrating Girls Engineering Day on February 23 - a national event encouraging girls to consider a career in engineering through engineering talks, engaging building opportunities, and design challenges.

All activities are included with Museum admission and FREE for members.

Daily: Are you taller than Margaret's Code? Color code our Ozobot and get your picture taken in front of a life-sized Margaret Hamilton
Paper Plane Station: Show us what you can construct!

February 19th: 
- Enjoy over a dozen STEM-related activities with University at Buffalo Engineering Clubs

February 20th: 
- Pressure Drop / Endothermic & Exothermic Reactions: Demonstration on pressure loss in a duct system and the principles of endothermic and exothermic reactions with American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
- Building with Biology and Nanotechnology Kits
- Jet Pack Build
- Build catapults using house hold materials
- History of the Fender Guitar with Michael Hund, Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (Class of 1992). Hear a 1952 Fender dual 8 lap steel guitar and many other historic Fender guitars including: 1950 Fender custom shop esquire, 1957 Fender shoreline gold 1/500, 1962 Fender sonic blue Stratocaster, 1974 Fender sunburst, 1978 Fender blackie, 1979 Fender silver anniversary.

February 21st:
- Dive Inspections: Army Corps of Engineers will review engineering and inspecting structures
- Radiological and Chemical Environmental Monitoring Equipment: Army Corps of Engineers demonstration of radiation and chemical instruments used during environmental investigations
- History of Steel: Understanding our cities past and present in engineering with The Steel Museum
- Music and Engineering: Museum goers get to use Mixing boards, cpc machine, thermin with Niagara County Community College
- History of Peace Bridge: Peace Bridge Aerial photos, interactive talks, and tools used in the upkeep of our Peace Bridge
- History of Flight: The Niagara Aerospace Museum will present artifacts from the museum, laptop with tour video, and large model of an X-1 Supersonic 
- Builds with Strawbees: The Buffalo Public Library Collections will highlight Buffalo engineers (activity includes table top builds and a few items from their Launch Pad)
- Potential & Kinetic Energy: Propel a golf ball, from a resting position to the top of an incline with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
- Blue Print Drawing: Review actual blue prints of real buildings in Buffalo, then make your own blue print using authentic materials and tools
- Quadrant Build: Take home an ancient device for measuring, learn the history of a quadrant and build your own 
- Water recycling: NYS DOW Female engineers will provide hands-on activities on their day to day lives at DOW

February 22nd: 
- STEM activities for all: Engineering for Kids, hands-on activities for multi-aged kids
- Crosswater Digital: A combination of music and engineering 
- Wind Wand: Enjoy sound through a simple kinetic machine and practice and take home plans to build your own wind wand
- Chladni Plates: Make sound waves visible
- MacGyver Challenges: Be MacGyver and construct something to save the day or yourself
- Rube Goldberg: Create a complicated contraption to solve a simple problem

February 23rd: 
- Sanitizer Pants:  A way to carry your sanitizer so that it is always available with the Invention Convention
- Recycling Workshop: A video and design build on the importance of waste management from female engineers at the NYS DEC
- Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits: Understanding electricity with conductive play do and LED's and introduction to circuitry through snap circuits with Northrop Grumman
- Lego Robotics: Learn Lego Robotics from a national champion all girl robotics team, Quaker Up
- Interactive Talk: Female engineer from Praxair will answer questions about what it's like to be an engineer
- Soldering Badges: Make a light-up soldering badge to take come ($5 materials fee) with Buffalo Lab
- VR and Music: Visitors experience virtual reality and sound equipment with Crosswater Digital
- Code-A-Pillar: Learn code and watch a toy caterpillar move based on how you program it with Fisher Price
- Wetlands and other Aquatic Resources Protection: Learn how the programs work in studying and protecting wetlands, lakes and other aquatic resources with the Army Corps of Engineers
- Make Your Own Electromagnet: Use batteries and wiring to turn a large nail into an electromagnet with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

February 24th: 
- Water Pumps: Learn about different types of water pumps and have a chance to hand power demonstration models with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
- Marble Rollercoaster: Design a rollercoaster that a marble can move through with the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineering Society of Buffalo
- Egg Drop: How will you protect an egg from a drop?
- Lunar Module Crash Test: Same principle as egg drop but lunar style
- Lego Challenge: Design a lego structure that can move across a zipline
- Rain Gutter Regatta & Foil Boats: Build a boat using simple materials, race down the length of a gutter
- Toasty Clothes: See a dresser with a heater so that your clothes will be warm when you want to wear them with the Invention Convention
- Not Your Average Toys: Come play, build and learn with Roominate, Gears, and Construx…engineering playthings and talk with Merry Constantino, ProductLogic LLC and Miriam Kelley, Invention Convention

February 25th:
- Marble Rollercoaster: Design a simple machine using cardboard with the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineering Society of Buffalo
- Puppet How-To: Puppeteer, David Salley, will guide guests through the creation of their own puppets
- Sliderbench: See a piano bench with a seat that rolls left and right so that you can reach the keys with the Invention Convention


General Admission

$11 Adults
$9 Seniors 62+
$9 Students/Military with ID
$9 Children 2-17

FREE for Museum Members and children under 2

PLEASE NOTE: The Museum will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, for our Tifft at Twilight event.  We apologize for the inconvenience!

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