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Step into an engineer’s shoes and spend the day building, testing, and creating! Take part in various challenges and activities, while exploring our museum such as tinkering in our Design Lab: Engineering workshops and exploring aerodynamic principles in a mini drone course. Don’t forget to check out our Power of Science exhibition highlighting how engineers and scientists are working together in groundbreaking scientific innovations!

Guests can also participate in a scavenger hunt throughout our campus as they follow the engineering design process and solve clues. All those who successfully complete the scavenger hunt can pick up a complimentary Frost Science badge prize at the Science Store!

Innovative Engineering programming is free with paid museum admission. Special programming will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Event Schedule

All special activities have a limited capacity.
We appreciate your patience while you wait socially distant from other groups.


Catapult into Engineering
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 3
Test different catapult designs to learn about the role physics plays in engineering these ancient machines and see if you can conquer three different challenges.

Design Lab: Engineering Workshop
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Design Lab: Engineering, Level 4
Discover the design process of imagining, planning, creating, building, and testing in our Design Lab: Engineering Workshop. Aspiring engineers will be presented with materials to solve a design challenge and then have the opportunity to test their creations.

Mini Drones Race
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Knight Learning Center, Level 5
Do you have what it takes to fly to victory? Race against a friend, family member, or even just your own best time in this introductory obstacle course for flying mini drones. All skill levels are welcome.

Aerodynamic Engineering with the University of Miami*
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 5
Join the Center for Green Aviation from the University of Miami as they showcase revolutionary technology towards the future of flight.

Inventive Engineering with the University of Miami*
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 5
How does a smart mirror work? Chat with UMaker engineers from the University of Miami to explore how this technological gadget can not only reflect images but also be customized to display data such as weather, news and even social media updates.

Aerospace Engineering with the University of Miami*
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 5
Launch into the engineering design process with the University of Miami’s Society of Women Engineers! Build your own paper rocket and then test your design all while learning about the basics of aircrafts and spacecrafts.

Materials Engineering with the University of Miami*
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 4
Join the Engineering Alloys and Advanced Manufacturing Lab from the University of Miami as they highlight the importance of materials engineering for the future of aerospace and biomedical research, including the role of 3D printing.

Captivating Circuitry
Pop-up Experience, Location Varies
Discover the illuminating engineering behind circuitry by learning the basics of electricity.

*Please note that the participation of partners may change at the last minute due to the COVID-19 pandemic.