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February 19, 2017 - February 25, 2017
February 19, 2017 - February 25, 2017
National Engineers Week
Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:00am - 02:30pm 

Engineersweek17.png

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


Special Programs
National Engineers Week
Monday, February 20, 2017 11:00am - 02:30pm 

Engineersweek17.png

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


Special Programs
National Engineers Week
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:00am - 02:30pm 

Engineersweek17.png

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


Special Programs
National Engineers Week
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00am - 02:30pm 

Engineersweek17.png

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


Special Programs
Extended Hours!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 04:00pm - 09:00pm 

Take a journey through a motley crew of legendary guitars in the must-see exhibition GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World open through Sunday, May 7.

For a limited time only, guests are invited to explore the evolution of the single most enduring icon in American history through the powerful lens of science. Experience diverse genres of music, discover the science of pitch and tone, and learn how the selection of materials and strings fused with electromagnetism and amplification to create an elaborate device that has revolutionized music. Crossing over cultural boundaries, the guitar has made a significant impact on a wide variety of groups. Join us on a rhythmic journey immersed in the heart of music, surrounded by 60 guitars and nearly 100 historical artifacts - including the Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot long playable guitar!

This fully immersive exhibition explores all facets of the world’s most popular instrument, from its history to the science of creating sound with wood and steel. Experience the science, sound, history, and profound impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains a range of rare and antique to wildly popular and innovative instruments, along with hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens, performance video, audio, stunning images and photographs.

SPECIAL EXTENDED HOURS! Enjoy special extended hours every Wednesday and select Fridays through 9pm throughout the course of the exhibit run.

May 3rd: Villa Maria Guitar Ensemble will perform at the Museum during special extended hours. The performance will take place at 6pm. 


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Special Programs
National Engineers Week
Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00am - 02:30pm 

Engineersweek17.png

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


Special Programs
National Engineers Week
Friday, February 24, 2017 11:00am - 02:30pm 

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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


Special Programs
National Engineers Week
Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:00am - 02:30pm 

Engineersweek17.png

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


Special Programs
General Admission

$11 Adults
$9 Seniors 62+
$9 Students/Military with ID
$8 Children 2-17

FREE for Museum Members and children under 2

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