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Playtime and Crunch Time with Hands-On Engineering at the Museum of Flight

SEATTLE – Strengthening the foundations of family fun, the Puget Sound Engineering Council Fair and the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition return to the Museum on March 16. The lively events are a surprising mix of hands-on gizmo and science activities plus spectator sport for junior engineers. Both events are free for Museum Members and included with general admission.

Engineering Fair
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kids interested in engineering can learn all about exciting career opportunities by talking to professionals in the field including those from NASA, Boeing and universities. Student clubs will be in force, and there are plenty of hands-on activities for young children.

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Passions run high as teams of high school students from around Puget Sound compete to have their dreams shattered in front of a large audience of parents and peers. Competitors must design and build small bridges that are strong and aesthetically pleasing while using only Popsicle sticks and white glue. The bridges are judged for creativity, and then subjected to the pressures of a hydraulic press until they snap. The longest-lasting and most original structures win! This competition is organized and run by the American Society of Civil Engineers – Younger Member Forum in the effort to encourage high school students to take an interest in STEM fields.

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Visitors at previous Engineering Fair and Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition at The Museum of Flight. The Museum of Flight.