Museum of Flight Space Gallery New Venue for Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest Feb. 11

. February 1, 2012 . 0 Comments

On Saturday, Feb. 11 the Museum’s new Space Gallery will echo with the sounds of cheering high school students during the annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest. The event is hosted by the Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and challenges high school students to design and build miniature bridges using only Popsicle sticks and white glue.

The bridges will be judged on aesthetics, strength and efficiency. Ultimately, each design is tested to the breaking point with a hydraulic press in full view of participants and cheering fans. For the first time, the dramatic finish will be in the Museum’s Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. Judging begins at 8 a.m. and the winners will be announced at noon. The event is free with admission to the Museum.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

Category: Science Technology

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.